ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
TRUE BLUE
Construction
WOOD
Type
SCHOONER
Date
1827
Description
1 deck, 2 masts, hermaphrodite rigged, square stern, standing bowsprit, carvel built, no figurehead

Subscribing Owners in 1827:
Robert Mathison, Shipbuilder, 6 shares; John Meston, Dyer, 4 shares; Normand Yule, Shipowner, 4 shares.

Other Shareholders in 1827:
Robert Catto, Merchant, 8 shares; James Cargill, Shipmaster, 8 shares; Peter Mathison, Shipbuilder, 6 shares; Isabella Fyfe, Widow of the Late Robert Mathison, Timber Merchant, 6 shares; Margaret Simpson, Spinster, 4 shares; David Alexander, Shoemaker, 4 shares; David Bunting, Glass Cutter, 4 shares; Andrew Pratt, Grocer, 4 shares; Robert Farquharson, Ship Chandler, 2 shares; All Aberdeen. Alexander Fiddes, Painter, Old Aberdeen, 2 shares; James Valentine, Flesher, Old Aberdeen, 2 shares.

John Cargill Master in 1827

(Source: Aberdeen Register of Shipping)

1830/31/32: Master J. Cargill; Voyage Falmouth - Ireland
1833: Voyage London - Memel (Klaipeda - Lithuania)
1839/40: Master W. Cargill; Voyage London - Stettin
1841: Master W. Cargill; Voyage London - Stettin
1843/44: Master J. Brunton; No voyage given
1844: Master J. Brunton; No voyage given

(Source: Lloyd's Register of Shipping)

Owners:
Sold to Neil Smith & Co, Aberdeen in December 1836
Sold to John Ogilvy, Aberdeen in April 1837
Sold to Robert Spring, Aberdeen in June 1840
Sold to William Leask, Aberdeen in July 1843
Sold to John Ballintine, Lyme Regis in April 1844

Aberdeen Journal 18/12/1839: About 2000 feet Irish elm, just imported per schooner TRUE BLUE from Dublin to be sold by public roup at Aberdeen 21 Dec.

Essex Standard 24/3/1843: Harwich, 20 March – schooner TRUE BLUE, of Aberdeen, from Dundee for London laden with anchors, chains, machinery, etc. has been assisted into port, having been on shore on the west rocks.

Aberdeen Journal 26/7/1848: Court of Session – timber merchant in Aberdeen R. Common, trustee in sequestered estate of W. Leask, shipowner in Aberdeen, against J. Ballinton, shipowner and inn keeper, Lyme Regis. Common claimed TRUE BLUE as part of the bankrupt estate of Leask and brought an action for settling aside alleged sale to Ballinton. Common had ship arrested in Aberdeen, but the Lord Ordinary [a judge] released her and she was removed from the harbour of Aberdeen. She could not get further than Seaham [Durham] because persons in charge of her did not have her certificate of registry. Common presented a reclaiming note to the court of session judges and they supported this. Ballinton had to find caution for £400, the estimated value of the vessel and pay expenses.


Condemned and sold at Gothenburg for breaking up, 14 September 1848.
Shipbuilder
ROBERT & PETER MATHIESON
Owner
Aberdeen & London Shipping Co.
Dimensions
length 66 1/6' x breadth 26 1/12' x depth 11'
Registered Tonnage: 105 ton

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