ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
HOPE
Construction
WOOD
Type
WHALER
Date
1873
Official Number
65351
Description
Yard Number: 272
Rig: SHIP
Screw steamer

Sister ship to the Whaler ECLIPSE

February 1873 Built by Hall & Co, Aberdeen for Capt. John Gray of the Hope Seal & Whale Fishing Co. Registered at Peterhead. Engines 2 compound inverted direct acting, 70 horsepower, from Gourlay Bros. Dundee.

February 1880 Arthur Conan Doyle, while a 20 year old medical student at Edinburgh University, enlisted as surgeon for a seven month whaling trip to the Arctic circle. His journal is reproduced in the book 'Dangerous Work; Diary of an Arctic Adventure' published by the British Library.

1892 Sold to Newfoundland

1901 Wrecked in the Gulf of St Lawrence
Shipbuilder
A. HALL & Co.
Dimensions
length 149' x breadth 28' 1" x depth 17'
tonnage 307 tons

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