ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
BESSY ROBERTSON
Construction
WOOD
Type
BRIG
Date
1839
Description
Yard Number: 98
Rig: BRIG
Owner: G. Christie, Peterhead
Description: 1 Deck, 2 masts and a trysail, brigantine rigged, standing bowsprit, square stern, carvel built, a female bust figurehead.

Subscribing owners 1839: George Christy, shipmaster, Peterhead, 30 shares. Other shareholders: James Watson Robertson, painter, 2 shares, George Skelton, shipowner, 8 shares, Alexander Connon, bookbinder, 8 shares, Alexander Christie, shipmaster, 4 shares, James Hutchison, 4 shares, all Peterhead.
Source: Aberdeen Register of Shipping, Aberdeen City Archives.

Registered Peterhead
Cost £1821 - £11.15/- per ton.

1840: Master G. Christie; Voyage Aberdeen-Petersburg
1841/43 Voyage London
1844/45/46/47: Voyage Peterhead
1848/49/50: Master Alexander; Voyage to Cork

Aberdeen Journal, 08/11/1848:
Sale of shares of whale-fishing and other ships at Peterhead, part of Estate of Late George Skelton, Esq... 8/64 shares of brig BESSY ROBERTSON, of Peterhead, of 149 tons burden.

Liverpool Mercury, 24/05/1853:
Deaths - 17 May at Peterhead. George Christie, formerly Master of brig BESSY ROBERTSON.

From letter by Martin Tupper Hood, British Consul in Buenos Aires, held at Aberdeen City Archives, with the Aberdeen Shipping Registers, cancelling certificate after ship lost 3 miles from the city during a gale on 17th September 1850. Vessel sold as a consequence of her having been ashore.
Shipbuilder
A. HALL & Co.
Dimensions
length 75' x breadth 19.2' x depth 12.7'
gross tonnage 149 tons

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