ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
ANN SMITH
Construction
WOOD
Type
BARQUE
Date
1839
Description
Yard Number: 103
Rig: BARQUE

Description; 1 deck and poop deck, 3 masts, barque rigged, standing bowsprit, square stern, carvel built, mock galleries, female figurehead. .

Subscribing owners in 1839: George Leslie, shipowner, 32 shares, George Thompson Jnr., 8 shares, John Humphrey, shipmaster, 8 shares. Other shareholders: Alexander Drimmie, manufacturer, Aberdeen, 8 shares, George Thomson Snr., shipowner, Aberdeen, 8 shares.

Source: Aberdeen Register of Shipping, Aberdeen City Archives

Registered Aberdeen
Cost £2,635

1840: Master Humphrey; Aberdeen-Cuba run
1845: Master Hogg; Liverpool-Lima
1850: Master Matheson; Swansea-Adelaide
No mention after 1851

Sydney Morning Herald, 25/10/1848:
Hobart, Tasmania - arrived 4 Oct., ANN SMITH, barque, 292 tons, Mathieson master, from Cadiz 14th May. Cargo 132 hogsheads, 438 quarter casks, 456 octaves, 100 barrels + 218 cases Spanish wine; 100 cases red wine; 32 octaves brandy; 130 tons salt; 200 jars olives.

South Australian Register, 16/12/1848:
Port Adelaide police court - George Bellingham, 30 days imprisonment with hard labour for deserting from barque ANN SMITH.

South Australian Register, 12/8/1850:
At lightship, outward bound Adelaide-Stornoway, ANN SMITH, 292 tons, Mathieson master.

Aberdeen Journal, 15/09/1852:
For sale by private contract barque "ANN SMITH", 292 tons register, built by Alexander Hall & Co. of the very best materials, being intended for a particular trade and under strict supervision, she is thoroughly copper fastened, the hold beam and lower hold knees are bolted with copper and she is sheathed with Munro's patent metal. She sails very fast and is an extremely handy vessel, admirably adapted for the whale or seal fishing. Particulars from George Leslie, 11 Quay, Aberdeen.

Registration cancelled 29th November 1852, vessel now registered at Sunderland.
Shipbuilder
A. HALL & Co., Aberdeen
Dimensions
length 97.2' x breadth 21.8' x depth 15.6'
gross tonnage 258 tons (Lloyd's Register) / 292 tons (Hall)

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