ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
WOODLARK
Construction
WOOD
Type
BRIG
Date
1854
Description
Rig: BRIG
Yard Number: 192

Cost £3,690; Registered Aberdeen

Clipper built brig.

Launched 2nd May 1854 for local owners for home coasting trade.

Description:
1 and a half poop decks, 2 masts, brig rigged, shifting bowsprit, round stern, carvel built, fiddle figurehead.

Subscribing Owner:
Robert Johnston, shipowner (64 shares).
(Source: Aberdeen Register of Shipping (Aberdeen City Archives))

1856: Master J. Taylor, Owner R. Johnston, Route Aberdeen - London
1857/58: Master J. Taylor; Owner R. Johnstone; Route Aberdeen - London
1859: Voyage London - St. Helena
1861/62/63/65/66: Voyage Bristol - Cadiz
1867/68/69: Voyage Bristol - Cadiz
1870: No mention.

1862: Master - Taylor; Owner/Agetn - Robert Johnson; Tonnage - 289 tons.

Glasgow Herald, 22/02/1856:
At Glasgow for Singapore and Manilla - the beautiful new Aberdeen-built clipper brig WOODLARK, 289 tons register, A1 at Lloyds, J.W. Taylor commander, having all her dead weight and a great part of her measurement goods engaged will have prompt despatch. For freight or passage apply Cree, Skinner & Co., 107 Buchanan St. The attention of shippers of fine goods is particularly requested to the opportunity afforded by this unrivalled clipper brig. [Same ad. 29 February and 7 March].
Shipbuilder
A. HALL & Co., Aberdeen
Dimensions
length 101'4" x breadth 21'9" x depth 12'5"
gross tonnage 203 tons

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