ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
ALNWICK CASTLE
Construction
WOOD
Type
SCHOONER
Date
1842
Description
Rig: SCHOONER
Yard Number: 133

Owner Robert Simpson, Alnmouth
Port of Registry Alnmouth
Cost £715

1843/44: Master G. Potter; Aberdeen Coaster
1845/46/47: Master G. Potter; Aberdeen Coaster
1848: Master G. Potter; Aberdeen Coaster
1849: No mention of Port of Registry or Voyage in Lloyd's Register of Shipping
1850/51: No entry in Lloyd's Register of Shipping

A ship of this name and type, and built in 1841 was wrecked on 09/09/1870.
Source: "Shipwreck Index of the British Isles" Vol. 4 (Section DF - West of Scotland)

Standard, 24/2/1860:
Ayr, 22 February - A small schooner, with ALNWICK CASTLE painted on her stern, has been fallen in with derelict by fishermen and brought into Ayr with the assistance of a tug. There were about 3 ft. water in her hold, no boat on her deck or in tow and no anchor nor chain. Her jib boom and cathead were carried away. From papers found aboard she appears to have left Silloth for Ardrishai and a few days ago, coal loaded, Neil Campbell master.
Shipbuilder
A. HALL & Co., Aberdeen
Dimensions
length 50'5" x breadth 15'4" x depth 8'3"
gross tonnage 54 tons (old measurement); 80 tons (new measurement)

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