ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
WEMYSS
Construction
WOOD
Type
SCHOONER
Date
1828
Description
RIGGED SCHOONER built with Oak, Elm and Fir, Iron Bolts

1 Deck, 2 Masts, Schooner Rigged, Standing Bowsprit, Square Sterned, Carvel Built, No Galleries, Fiddle Head Figurehead.

Lloyd's Classification 1839 A1 then later on AE, being of Second Description of the First Class.

Subscribing Owners in 1828:
William Donald Jnr, Merchant, 10 shares; James Allan, Merchant, 8 shares; James Newton, Shipmaster, 8 shares; all of Aberdeen.

Other Shareholders:
James Forbes, Echt, Merchant, 8 shares; William Hogarth, Merchant, 8 shares; William Esson, Merchant, 4 shares; William Newton Shipmaster, 8 shares; William Reed, Shipmaster, 4 shares; James Thain, Boat Builder, 4 shares; Robert Donald, Druggist, 2 shares. All Aberdeen.

James Newton Master in 1828.

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

Owned in 1836 by William Donald, merchant and William Hogarth, merchant, and James Allan, merchant.

1828: Master I. Newton; Owner Donald & Co.; Voyage London - not recorded
1829-31: Master Robinson (and Richard Eggo); Owner Donald & Co.; Voyage London - not recorded
1832: Master W. Fowler; Owner Donald & Co.; Voyage Hull - Riga
1833: Master Weir; Owner Donald & Co.; Voyage Falmouth - Straits
1839-41: Master J. Donald; Owner W. Donald; Voyage Aberdeen - Sunderland
1843: No trace in Lloyd's Register

Some repairs in 1836 using old larch, fir and elm
Iron hanging knees
2 chains and 1 hemp rope

(Source: Lloyd's Register of Shipping)




Shipbuilder
DUFFUS
Dimensions
length 68 1/6' x breadth 19 7/12' x depth 12'
Registered Tonnage: 111 ton

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