ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
ARAB
Construction
WOOD
Type
BRIG
Date
1839
Description
Rig: BRIG

Details from Shipping Register at Aberdeen City Archives entry 16/1939:

1 deck + poop deck; 2 masts; Brig rig; Standing bowsprit; square stern; carvel built; work galleries; male figurehead.

Subscribing owners:
Wm. Catto, merchant 8/64 shares
George Thomson, merchant 16/64 shares
Daniel Mearns, ship master 16/64 shares

Other owners:
Robert Catto, merchant 4/64 shares
Robert Catto Jnr., merchan 4/64 shares
Robert Schuster, merchant 4/64 shares
John Maitland, merchant 4/64 shares
John Duncan, manufacturer 4/64 shares
Thomas Grueber Folingsby, general agent of Belfast in Co. Antrim 4/64 shares

Ownership changes:
July 1850 Thomas Grueber Folingsby of Belfast B/S 4/64 to Joseph Hossack, ship master in Banff.
September 1852 Owners of this vessel have transferred B/S 64 shares to Joseph Joplis and Benjamin Dutton of Liverpool, in business as Joseph Joplis.

Masters:
Daniel Mearns April, 1839
Joseph Hampton August, 1843
Martin S April, 1844 at Liverpool
Joseph Hossack November, 1844.

Details from Lloyds Register of Shipping :
1839: Master D Mearns; Owner Thompson; Registered at Aberdeen; Destined Voyage Aberdeen - Pernau.
1840/1841/1843: Owner Thompson; Master D. Mearns; Destined Voyage (1840) Aberdeen - Pernau [Russia], (1841/1843) London - Cape of Good Hope.
1845/1848: Owner Thompson; Master Hossack; Destined Voyage (1845) Aberdeen - Mediterranean.
1849/1850/1851: Owner Thompson; Master Hossack; Destined Voyage London - Buenos Ayres.
1852/1853: No entry.
1856/1857/1858: Owner M. Henry; Master P. Draper; Port Belonging to Liverpool; Destined Voyage (1857/58) Cork.
From 1859: No entry.

Aberdeen Journal, 26/06/1850:
Marriage - at Free Trinity Church, Aberdeen, Captaoin Joseph Hossack, brig ARAB of Aberdeen, to Anne Simpson, third daughter of Captain Daniel Mearns, steamer EARL OF ABERDEEN.
Owner
Aberdeen White Star Line (George Thompson & Co)
Shipbuilder
NICOL REID
Dimensions
length 87' x breadth 19 3/6' x depth 14 1/12'
tonnage 190 Tons

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