ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
ARKWRIGHT
Construction
WOOD
Type
SHIP
Date
1830
Description
Launched March 1830

2 decks, 3 masts, ship rigged, standing bowsprit, square stern, quarter gallery, billet figurehead

Subscribing Owners in 1830:
Thomas Bannerman, Merchant, 30 shares; Alexander Bannerman, Merchant, 14 shares; James Birnie, Shipmaster, 4 shares; all Aberdeen.

Other Shareholders in 1830:
Neil Smith, 4 shares; John Robertson, Glenburnie, 4 shares; William Smith, Liverpool, 8 shares; all Merchants.

(Source: Aberdeen Register of Shipping (Aberdeen City Archives))

Owned in 1836 by Thomas Bannerman and Neil Smith, merchants and James Birnie, shipmaster and master of vessel. Vessel was registered in Liverpool in 1839.

1839: Master J. Glenburnie; Owner Bannerman; Voyage Aberdeen - New York; Some repairs 1838 and 1839, Oak and Fir - yellow metal clad 1839
1840-41: ARKWRIGHT, ship, built Aberdeen 1830, owners Fynney & Co., Master Dambrill (Danbrile?), Port Belonging to/Registered in Liverpool, Destined Voyage Liverpool - Sydney.
1843: Destined Voyage Liverpool - Ascension.
No entry after 1843.

(Source: Lloyds's Register of Shipping)

Aberdeen Journal, 04/07/1832:
Ship ARKWRIGHT, Birnie, arrived here after uncommonly quick passage of 29 days from Savannah, which she left 1 June and has performed her voyage in 3 months 16 days from and to Aberdeen. This very superior vessel has, we understand, on this and her former voyage out sailed several of the far-famed American line packets.

Caledonian Mercury, 26/12/1836:
St. Johns, New Brunswick, 19 Sept. - Rev. John Ross from Aberdeen arrived in this city on ship ARKWRIGHT from Aberdeen via New York.

Leeds Mercury, 21/09/1839:
To sail from Liverpool 5 Oct. for Sydney, New South Wales, the fine British-built ship ARKWRIGHT, Capt. R. Dambrill, 415 tons register, has 7ft. height between decks. Arrangements passengers are of a superior description and an experienced surgeon is appointed. A limited quantity of freight only can be taken. Terms from Brodie & Hamilton or Cotesworth & Wynne.

Sydney Herald, 10/2/1840:
ARKWRIGHT arrived 8 Feb. from Liverpool, with 172 bounty immigrants under superintendence of Dr Wowland. They have all arrived in good health. There were 5 births and only 1 death during the voyage. Sailed from Liverpool 8 Oct.

The Colonist (Sydney), 11/3/1840:
8 March - ARKWRIGHT, ship, 415 tons, Dumbrill, sailed for Valparaiso with sundries. 3 passengers.

Sydney Monitor, 16/11/1840:
9 Nov., ARKWRIGHT, Drumbrill, master, for Valparaiso with 160 cedar logs.

Liverpool Mercury, 27/08/1841:
For Port Philip (Victoria) and Sydney (NSW) - the beautiful Aberdeen-built ship ARKWRIGHT, Robert Dambrill commander (who is well acquainted with the trade). Copper fastened and known as a very fast sailor. This vessel has a poop with splendid and spacious accommodation for 1st class passengers and having her tween decks laid the whole length of the ship presents an excellent conveyance for a limited number in the intermediate and steerage. As several families have already exchanged their berths early application is necessary.

Sydney Gazette, 7/12/1841:
ARKWRIGHT, Capt. Drumbrill, advertised to sail from Liverpool with emigrants for Port Philip and Sydney.

Sydney Gazette, 10/2/1842:
Port Philip - ship ARKWRIGHT arrived from Liverpool after passage of 92 days.

The Era, 15/10/1843:
Letter from Lloyd's Agent, Pernambuco [Brazil] September 4: The ARKWRIGHT from Bahia (August 6) for Liverpool was wrecked near the river San Francisco. Quotes Edward Porter, British Consul, Bahia [Brazil] August 26 - "As master and crew have not been heard of, Her Majesty's brig CURLEW will proceed to that part of the coast in the hope of rendering some assistance to them in case they should have escaped.

Shipbuilder
DUFFUS
Owner
Alexander Bannerman, merchant, Norman Birnie and James Birnie, shipmaster
Dimensions
length 113' x breadth 29' x depth 7 3/12'
Registered Tonnage: 414 ton

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