ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
WATER WITCH
Construction
WOOD
Type
SCHOONER
Date
1843
Description
Rig: SCHOONER
Yard Number: 136

Owner: London & Berwick Co. (Manager David McBeath)

Builder's List:
Owner David McBeath, Berwick; Contract £1600.

Lloyd's Register of Shipping:
1845, 1846: Owners London & Berwick Co; Port belonging to Berwick; Master A. Farmer; Destined Voyage Aberdeen coaster.
1847: Owners Clip S. Co.; Port belonging to Berwick; Master Thompson; Destined Voyage Berwick coaster.
1848: Owner J. Brown; Port belonging to Peterhead; Master T. Thompson; Destined Voyage Berwick - Cape of Good Hope.
1849, 1850, 1852: No record of Master, Owner or Port belonging to; Destined Voyage Berwick - Cape of Good Hope.
1853: No reference.

Newcastle Courant, 14/01/1848:
For Table Bay, Cape of Good Hope, the first class, fast sailing coppered schooner WATER WITCH, Capt. J. Thompson. This vessel is now loading at Berwick and will positively sail on 1 February. Has room for about 40 tons of measurement goods and excellent accommodation for a limited number of cabin and steerage passengers. For freight or passage apply to Mr. John Main, Quay, Berwick or to the owner on board, Mr. John Brown.

Morning Chronicle, 13/09/1850:
The schooner WATER WITCH, Mauritius to Table Bay, put into Algoa Bay [Port Elizabeth] 20 June with damage, having been struck by a heavy sea on 15 June.
Shipbuilder
A. HALL & Co., Aberdeen
Dimensions
length 83.6' x breadth 17.6' x depth 10.1'
gross tonnage 92 tons

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