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A COLONIAL-OWNED BARQUE LOST.

6 May 1891, Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) , page 4

…A wooden 3 masted schooner, though 'Mystic' describes the vessel as a bark. Have also seen it referred to as a brigantine & a barquentine . Per 1 (data), 2 ( Indiana ), 3 (Mystic Seaport - many 'ship register' references from 1884 thru 1891), 4 (1891 wreck report ex 5 ), 6 (1891 loss). 130.1 ft long, signal letters MHGJ. The vessel is not, at this time, Miramar listed. The Pickersgill 'build list' on this site (p.# 147 ) indicates that the vessel was built for The Fleetwood Shipping Co. Ltd. ('FleetwoodShipping'), of Fleetwood, Lancashire. But it would seem that is not exactly so. The webmaster has a few (not all) editions of Lloyd's Register available to him from the time period - at left - & thru the 1874/75 edition, the vessel was registered to T. Seed, of Fleetwood, which surely means Thomas Seed. It is likely, however, that…

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NEWCASTLE. THE PERILS OF THE SEA. ARRIVAL OF THE BARQUE DRUMALIS. THE CAPTAIN'S NARRATIVE. NEWCASTLE, Tuesday.

13 June 1900, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), page 11

…A 4 masted steel barque. 'Rigged with nothing above double top and topgallant sails'. Per 1 , 2 & 3 (all data), 4 (image Drumalis , via link at right), 5 (shamrocks), 6 (in difficulty at Wreck Bay, Australia, in Jun. 1900), 8 (The 1901 Wreck Inquiry report), 8 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). Lots of references to the vessel at Trove, Australia. 2449.67 registered (net) tons, 310.0 ft. long, signal letters LWGS, said to have been, at the time, the largest sailing vessel built in the NE of England. Built for John Porter & others , (P. Iredale & John Porter), Mr. Porter being the managing owner. Of Liverpool & registered there. The vessel spent most of its life sailing to & from ports in Australia. On its…

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IS SHE THE ANDRADA?

29 May 1901, Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) , page 4

…bar at Astoria, Oregon. 1 states that the vessel was wrecked at Vancouver Island on a voyage from Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico, to Portland, Oregon. 3 states she was then in ballast & when last seen, by Jordanhill , was ' on her beam ends and flying distress signals '. It is assumed that she foundered at sea between the Columbia entrance and Vancouver Island . The vessel, in ballast, had taken aboard Peter Cordiner, a pilot, & stood out to sea with the weather threatening. All hands were lost & the wreck has never been found. But is that so ? It would seem that the captain's wife & a young son were amongst the lost. Can you add anything? Maybe some of the Lloyd's Register listings?…

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LOST WITH ALL HANDS.

11 April 1901, Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954), page 4

…vessel was wrecked at Vancouver Island on a voyage from Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico, to Portland, Oregon. 3 states she was then in ballast & when last seen, by Jordanhill , was ' on her beam ends and flying distress signals '. It is assumed that she foundered at sea between the Columbia entrance and Vancouver Island . The vessel, in ballast, had taken aboard Peter Cordiner, a pilot, & stood out to sea with the weather threatening. All hands were lost & the wreck has never been found. But is that so ? It would seem that the captain's wife & a young son were amongst the lost. Can you add anything? Maybe some of the Lloyd's Register listings?…

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THE CELTIC RACE.

13 June 1892, Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) , page 4

…'pjrspruce' of Denmark on Dec. 20, 2011 A 3 masted fully-rigged ship. Per A (e-Bay image, Concordia, 1 (R. Hughes-Jones), 2 & 3 (images Concordia ), 4 (Norwegian data ex 5 , a Word file, sometimes difficult of access), 6 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). 253.0 ft. long (80.2 metres) perpendicular to perpendicular, signal letters MKWN, WJVH & KGFR. Built for 'Celtic Race' Co. Ltd., of Liverpool, with Robert Hughes-Jones (or R. Hughes-Jones & Co.) the managers. Maybe R. Hughes-Jones & Co. were the true owners? Registered at Liverpool. The vessel's maiden voyage ( 1 & 2 ) was from London (left Jan. 29, 1892) to Melbourne, Australia, (arrived Jun. 08, 1892) with a cargo of cement - H. Hughes in command. The vessel went on to Newcastle, New South Wales, to load a cargo of coal for Acapulco, Mexico (arrived mid Dec. 1892). It was back at Newcastle ex Rio de Janeiro on Sep. 2, 1894 to soon leave for San Francisco with a cargo likely of coal. In 1896 the vessel carried Oregon pine from Puget Sound/Tacoma to Sydney. There are many references to the vessel at Trove, Australia, frequently loading coal or…

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SHIPPING REPORT. THE CELTIC RACE.

9 June 1892, The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), page 7

…Denmark on Dec. 20, 2011 A 3 masted fully-rigged ship. Per A (e-Bay image, Concordia, 1 (R. Hughes-Jones), 2 & 3 (images Concordia ), 4 (Norwegian data ex 5 , a Word file, sometimes difficult of access), 6 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). 253.0 ft. long (80.2 metres) perpendicular to perpendicular, signal letters MKWN, WJVH & KGFR. Built for 'Celtic Race' Co. Ltd., of Liverpool, with Robert Hughes-Jones (or R. Hughes-Jones & Co.) the managers. Maybe R. Hughes-Jones & Co. were the true owners? Registered at Liverpool. The vessel's maiden voyage ( 1 & 2 ) was from London (left Jan. 29, 1892) to Melbourne, Australia, (arrived Jun. 08, 1892) with a cargo of cement - H. Hughes in command. The vessel went on to Newcastle, New South Wales, to load a cargo of coal for Acapulco, Mexico (arrived mid Dec. 1892). It was back at Newcastle ex Rio de Janeiro on Sep. 2, 1894 to soon leave for San Francisco with a cargo likely of coal. In 1896 the vessel carried Oregon pine from Puget Sound/Tacoma to Sydney. There are many references to the vessel at Trove, Australia, frequently loading coal or grain for…

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NOTES.

19 November 1913, Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) , page 4

…mid Dec. 1892). It was back at Newcastle ex Rio de Janeiro on Sep. 2, 1894 to soon leave for San Francisco with a cargo likely of coal. In 1896 the vessel carried Oregon pine from Puget Sound/Tacoma to Sydney. There are many references to the vessel at Trove, Australia, frequently loading coal or grain for many different ports around the world. In 1911, the ship's captain, Captain Owen, died at sea, when 10 days into a voyage from Liverpool to Sydney. The vessel put into Milford Haven where John Henry took command. In Nov 1913, the vessel was reported sold for £6,000 (have also read £5,200). Apparently to J. W. Wroldsen & Co., of Tvedestrand, Norway, & renamed Concordia . Or per Miramar to 'A/S Concordia' of Tvedestrand. But 1 advises that the name change was in 1916. And an expired web site re 'Wroldsen' suggested that the Wroldsen ownership period was 1914/1916. The vessel was sold, in 1915, to Stranger and Co., of Norway (perhaps 'Det Strangerske Rederi A/S' (Stranger & Co.), of Kristiania). It made a number of voyages as Concordia to Australia. Out of register in 1923. I read, however, that in 1924, Concordia , then a…

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NORWEGIAN TRAINING SHIP.

1 August 1924, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), page 8

…(have also read £5,200). Apparently to J. W. Wroldsen & Co., of Tvedestrand, Norway, & renamed Concordia . Or per Miramar to 'A/S Concordia' of Tvedestrand. But 1 advises that the name change was in 1916. And an expired web site re 'Wroldsen' suggested that the Wroldsen ownership period was 1914/1916. The vessel was sold, in 1915, to Stranger and Co., of Norway (perhaps 'Det Strangerske Rederi A/S' (Stranger & Co.), of Kristiania). It made a number of voyages as Concordia to Australia. Out of register in 1923. I read, however, that in 1924, Concordia , then a Norwegian sail training ship, went to Sydney as part of a round-the-world voyage with a cargo of Baltic timber. It was manned by many cadets. The vessel was broken up in Germany in Q2 of 1924. The ownership detail is a little confusing. Can you provide any of the Lloyd's Register listings or otherwise clarify the ownership facts?…

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THE DOVENBY.

29 January 1892, Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) , page 4

…eBay 190582115437 bought on Oct. 05, 2011 for GBP 3.70 or US $5.88 by 'tomb7659' of Ireland A 3 masted steel barque. Per 1 (data, Dovenby ), 2 (modest data), 3 & 4 (images), 5 (Mohrmann artwork, lower image), 6 (Peter Iredale ships), 7 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). 256 ft. long, signal letters MHDK. Owned by Peter Iredale of Liverpool, or maybe by P. Iredale & Porter. In 1900 , & also in 1910 & 1915, John Porter of Liverpool was stated to be the barque's managing owner. In her maiden voyage, Dovenby arrived at Sydney, Australia, on Jan. 27, 1892 ex Middlesborough, with a £12,000 cargo principally of 14382 iron pipes - Captain Barclay in command. It soon left Sydney for San Francisco with a cargo of coal ex Wollongong, New South Wales ('NSW'). The vessel was back in Sydney on Jul. 9, 1894 ex Liverpool & left for Callao, Peru, on Aug. 15, 1894 with a cargo of 2077 tons of coal ex Newcastle, NSW, & 400 tons of shale. On May 26, 1898, Dovenby arrived at Sydney, 84 days out from The Downs. It went on to Newcastle…

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A PERILOUS VOYAGE. THE DOVENBY, FROM HAMBURG.

9 August 1899, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), page 7

…command. It soon left Sydney for San Francisco with a cargo of coal ex Wollongong, New South Wales ('NSW'). The vessel was back in Sydney on Jul. 9, 1894 ex Liverpool & left for Callao, Peru, on Aug. 15, 1894 with a cargo of 2077 tons of coal ex Newcastle, NSW, & 400 tons of shale. On May 26, 1898, Dovenby arrived at Sydney, 84 days out from The Downs. It went on to Newcastle to load coal for San Francisco. On Aug. 9, 1899 the vessel arrived at Melbourne ex Hamburg, Germany, after a voyage with some very bad weather - the chief officer fractured his thigh, the 2nd officer suffered 2 broken ribs & a boy was hurt when swept overboard only to be swept back on with the next wave. It had a very varied cargo! The vessel ran aground, off Wallaroo, South Australia ('S.A.'), in Jan. 1907 & off Adelaide, S.A., in Oct. 1910. Many more voyages & many more storms are recorded at Trove, Australia. The vessel was sunk on Nov. 6, 1914 when Dutch passenger/cargo steamer Sindoro struck Dovenby when off the Nore Lightship in the Thames Estuary. Dovenby was en route from Lobos de…

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THE END OF THE BARQUE DOVENBY.

30 December 1914, Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) , page 4

…to Newcastle to load coal for San Francisco. On Aug. 9, 1899 the vessel arrived at Melbourne ex Hamburg, Germany, after a voyage with some very bad weather - the chief officer fractured his thigh, the 2nd officer suffered 2 broken ribs & a boy was hurt when swept overboard only to be swept back on with the next wave. It had a very varied cargo! The vessel ran aground, off Wallaroo, South Australia ('S.A.'), in Jan. 1907 & off Adelaide, S.A., in Oct. 1910. Many more voyages & many more storms are recorded at Trove, Australia. The vessel was sunk on Nov. 6, 1914 when Dutch passenger/cargo steamer Sindoro struck Dovenby when off the Nore Lightship in the Thames Estuary. Dovenby was en route from Lobos de Afuera (islands off the coast of Peru) to London with a cargo of guano, with Captain Erikson in command. One Dovenby crew member was drowned as a result. Can you provide any additional data? Or correct the above?…

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THE LODORE.—OVER A THOUSAND MILES OF ICEBERGS.

19 February 1894, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), page 6

…Lodore capsized at Newcastle, NSW, in Nov. 1900), 10 ('uboat.net', Carla ), 11 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). CARLA (bark), 1668 grt, sunk 14 March 1918 South of the Isle of Wight/off Cherburg by UB33 by Michael Lowrey 257.8 ft. long, signal letters MLKC later KFGN. It would appear that the vessel had many owners. Its plans are held in the Tyne & Wear Archives, I read. The vessel was built for P. Iredale & Porter (Peter Iredale) of Liverpool. Its first voyage was to India, returning to the U.K. On Feb. 17, 1894 the vessel arrived at Sydney, Australia, under the command of H. G. Lee, with a varied cargo. It left Sydney on Mar. 4, 1894 for Antofagasta, Chile, via Newcastle, New South Wales, at Newcastle presumably to load a cargo of coal. On May 18, 1898 the vessel arrived at Port Pirie with a cargo of coke ex Barry, Wales. On Jul. 9, 1898 the vessel left Port Pirie for Swansea with a cargo of sulphides. And in Apl. 1899 Lodore left Newcastle for Valparaiso,Chile, with coal. In 1900 the vessel returned to Sydney with a cargo of tiles & marble ex Marseilles, France,…

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COURT OF MARINE INQUIRY. Before judge Backhouse (president), and Captains John James Simpson and William Jack (assessors.) CAPSIZE IN NEWCASTLE HARBOUR. Re the barque Lodore.

14 December 1900, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), page 7

…it.  A violent thunderstorm occurred, with the sky pitch black & with enormous gusts of wind. The first gust blew the vessel over but it righted itself. The second blew it over completely & the vessel ended up on its side with its masts & rigging resting on the muddy bottom of the harbour, fortunately shallow there, which shallowness kept the vessel from turning upside down. There was no loss of life though a few crew members had difficulty in escaping the hull. Local steamers soon ran excursion trips around the fallen barque for paying sightseers! A Court of Marine Inquiry hearing was held - nobody was found to be at fault. Peter Callan was contracted to raise the vessel. He, along with two other firms, removed the masts & with the help of powerful winches succeeded in refloating the vessel on Jan. 27, 1901 - at a cost of £3,750. The vessel was taken to Mort's Dock where repairs were effected - the hull however had not been damaged. The vessel was towed to Sydney & rerigged while it was loading a cargo of wheat & flour for London. It left Sydney on May 6, 1901. This page advises that…

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NORWEGIAN VESSELS REPORTED SUNK. A CAPTAIN KILLED. LONDON, March 20, 5 p.m.

21 March 1918, The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950), page 5

…Mar. 1918, Carla was en route, in ballast, from Le Havre, France, to Hampton Roads, Virginia, U.S.A., Captain G. Larsen ('Larsen'), in command. On Mar. 14, 1918, when S. of the Isle of Wight & off Cherbourg, France, Carla was sunk by UB-33 , Oberleutnant zur See Fritz Gregor ('Gregor') in command, by gunfire. The exact location? Per Miramar 56 miles NW & 3/4 miles N. of Le Havre. While 7 indicates that no lives were lost, Jens Emanuelsen advises (thanks!) that Larsen was in fact drowned, (see image at left), while the rest of the crew survived. As now confirmed at Trove. Jen's grandfather, Harry Hansen, correctly 'Harry Bengt Poul Alexander Ølting Hansen', (1897/1976), together with another crew member, were rescued a day later, the other crew member unfortunately later becoming insane as a result of the experience. Jens adds i) that his grandfather's family in Copenhagen, told that he had died, came home from a Temperance Society meeting to find him fast asleep in bed!, & ii) that a month later, UB-33 hit a mine SW of the Varne sandbank, & the entire crew of 28, including Gregor died. Can you provide additional data, Lloyd's Register listings or an…

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EX-GERMAN STEAMERS IN SOUTH AMERICAN PORTS.

10 January 1918, Punch (Melbourne, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), page 8

…vessel over the years (few references re Oceana ). When the freight markets came under great pressure, the vessel was sold, on Mar. 21, 1900, to 'Rhederei Akt. Gesellschaft von 1896', per Miramar '1896 Co.', likely W. Dahlstrom the principal, of Hamburg, Germany, & renamed Oceana - New German measurements were 94.85 metres long & 2,817 gross tons. In 1900 , presumably before such sale, John Porter of Liverpool was stated to be the vessel's managing owner. An e-Bay item stated that the vessel 'probably spent WW1 interned in a South American port'. Which port would seem to have been Antofagasta , in northern Chile, where she remained undamaged. Oceana was, I read, delivered to Italy as war damage compensation & renamed Nostra Signora della Misericordia . It was broken up at Alicante, Spain, in 1921 (or maybe in 1922). There is a model of the vessel in the Sunderland Museum, I am advised. Is it possible that any site visitor can confirm that the vessel was truly renamed as indicated above when it became Italian owned as a war reparation? I am unable to access any data to confirm such renaming. Maybe Lloyd's Registers or Italian sources might confirm the…

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HOW TEMPLE MOAT WAS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING Compasses Paralysed; Vessel Steered by Stars Colorful Career of Chief Officer

1 February 1935, Port Lincoln Times (SA : 1927 - 1954), page 5

…have been later repaired at Esquimalt, B.C., by Yarrow's Ltd., at the cost of $21,475. 3 suggests there was no significant damage to Temple Moat - a preliminary report maybe. Part of what I read is here ex a site most difficult of access. The vessel visited Australia many times, from 1929 thru 1937 (see 'Trove', Australia) arriving at the eastern cities, & loading cargoes of wheat at Fremantle, Western Australia, or at Lincoln, South Australia generally for the U.K. A few items ex Australian newspapers - i) probably in late 1934, the vessel was struck by a bolt of lightning when in the Bay of Biscay. The compasses were totally put out of commission & the magnetism persisted aboard for a long time, ii) a strange Russian stowaway , iii) on Jan. 6, 1937, the vessel arrived at Sydney with a cargo of timber ex Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, & with a 'decided list' ( image ). The vessel visited Auckland, New Zealand, on Oct. 9, 1938. In 1940 , William P. Thurston was stated to be the vessel's manager. 18 WW2 convoy references including at least 3 Atlantic crossings, carrying grain on at least two of such crossings, service to…

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NOT WANTED RUSSIAN SEAMAN'S WANDERINGS Refused Entry to Many Countries ADELAIDE, Saturday.

20 January 1935, Sunday Times (Perth, WA : 1902 - 1954), page 1

…preliminary report maybe. Part of what I read is here ex a site most difficult of access. The vessel visited Australia many times, from 1929 thru 1937 (see 'Trove', Australia) arriving at the eastern cities, & loading cargoes of wheat at Fremantle, Western Australia, or at Lincoln, South Australia generally for the U.K. A few items ex Australian newspapers - i) probably in late 1934, the vessel was struck by a bolt of lightning when in the Bay of Biscay. The compasses were totally put out of commission & the magnetism persisted aboard for a long time, ii) a strange Russian stowaway , iii) on Jan. 6, 1937, the vessel arrived at Sydney with a cargo of timber ex Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, & with a 'decided list' ( image ). The vessel visited Auckland, New Zealand, on Oct. 9, 1938. In 1940 , William P. Thurston was stated to be the vessel's manager. 18 WW2 convoy references including at least 3 Atlantic crossings, carrying grain on at least two of such crossings, service to S. America (Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro), to Norway early in the war, & many U.K. coastal voyages. Frequently a straggler it would appear. On May…

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14 January 1937, The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939), page 25

…'Trove', Australia) arriving at the eastern cities, & loading cargoes of wheat at Fremantle, Western Australia, or at Lincoln, South Australia generally for the U.K. A few items ex Australian newspapers - i) probably in late 1934, the vessel was struck by a bolt of lightning when in the Bay of Biscay. The compasses were totally put out of commission & the magnetism persisted aboard for a long time, ii) a strange Russian stowaway , iii) on Jan. 6, 1937, the vessel arrived at Sydney with a cargo of timber ex Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, & with a 'decided list' ( image ). The vessel visited Auckland, New Zealand, on Oct. 9, 1938. In 1940 , William P. Thurston was stated to be the vessel's manager. 18 WW2 convoy references including at least 3 Atlantic crossings, carrying grain on at least two of such crossings, service to S. America (Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro), to Norway early in the war, & many U.K. coastal voyages. Frequently a straggler it would appear. On May 30, 1940, the vessel rescued & landed at Weymouth 36 survivors from Stanhall , sunk by U-101 at 48.59N/5.17W, 35 miles NNW of 'Ile d'Ouessant' (i.e. Ushant, a…

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Waterfront News TIMBER SHIP'S HEAVY LIST Banned From River

15 June 1938, The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), page 9

…A motor ship. eBay item 360508431449 sold on Nov. 19, 2012 for GBP 3.99 or US $6.45 to 'nicholasr3956' of UK Delcampe item http://www.delcampe.net/page/item/id,111634803,var,photographie-de-bateaux-HYLTON-1937-GB-45-D9,language,E.html eBay item 380701201685 became 360726750856 did not sell on Sep. 2, 2013 for US $2.95 eBay item 360817589792 became 360726750856 did not sell on Dec. 30, 2013 for US $2.95 Per A & B (e-Bay images), C (Delcampe image), 1 ('uboat.net', detailed account of sinking), 2 (1938 arrival, with a list, at Melbourne), 3 (Saturday, 29th March 1941, 75% down), 4 (convoy HX-115), 5 ('convoyweb.org', WW2 convoy duty, click on 'SHIP SEARCH' then insert Hylton , but I cannot check the link), 6 ( U-48 ), 7 (Lloyd's Register data, ex 'plimsollshipdata.org', 1937/38 to 1940/41, Hylton ), 8 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). 427.0 ft. long (130.1 metres) perpendicular to perpendicular, 445.2 ft. long (135.70 metres) overall, speed of 11 knots, signal letters GZJF. Built for 'Hebburn Steamship Co. Ltd.', of Newcastle, with W. A. Souter & Co. Ltd., also of Newcastle,…