ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
ALEXANDRINA
Construction
WOOD
Type
BARQUE
Date
1848
Description
Lloyd's Register:
1849, 1852: Owner and Master William Falconer (London); Port belonging to London; Destined voyage Aberdeen-Cape of Good Hope.
1853: Destined voyage London-Algoa Bay (Port Elizabeth).
1856: Destined voyage London-St. Helena.
1857: Master J. Mason; Destined voyage London-Algoa Bay.
1859, 1863-4, 1865-6, 1866-7: Master Dalrymple; Destined voyage London-Algoa Bay.
1867-8: No reference.

Aberdeen Herald, 16/12/1848:
Launch - A splendid new clipper barque, the ALEXANDRINA, was launched, the other day, from Messrs. Duthie's yard. She measures 250 tons new measure, and 290 old; she is intended for the East India trade, and is the property of a gentleman in London. The ALEXANDRINA is now loaded with a cargo of granite stones, and is expected to sail for London today, wind permitting.

Glasgow Herald, 17/09/1856:
Barque ALEXANDRINA, Mason, at London from Algoa Bay reports - On 27 and 28 August in 42.46N, 23.36W [Mid Atlantic West of Cape Finisterre] boarded the wreck of the MAYFLOWER. It being calm the two days, sent the mates and carpenter and had 7 of her beams cut and set fire to both ends of the wreck so as to allow her to go to pieces. She was loaded with pitch pine timber.
Shipbuilder
DUTHIE
Dimensions
length 110.8' x breadth 21.8' x depth 14.8'
gross tonnage 294 tons

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