I am in the process of accessing crew lists held at the MHA Canada, PRO London and Greenwich, London.I have yet to visit the Lloyds maritime collections held at the Guildhall at London, England.'Ridley' they pop up in Woolston & I guess they moved with Thomas Ridley Oswald. I have yet to prove that Noble was her builder but it does seem that at least she was built for or by G. I have notes regarding her loss on the Norfolk coast in 1870 in the Larn list.I have a document related to the mate lost in her then from a family member and about a half of a diary/log kept by crew aboard in 1847 when she went to the Brazils as they were then called.John mentions Royal Arch, a 333 ton barque built by Sykes, Talbot & Sykes of North Hylton, in 1868. SHIELDS GAZETTE AND DAILY TELEGRAPH, TUESDAY MAY 2, 1871THE SUSPICIOUS DEATH AT SUNDERLAND - ADJOURNED INQUESTJohn Giddens, boilersmith, Deptford was next sworn. Witness left the house [the American hotel, ie, public house] and went to where his boat was, near the Gladstone Bridge at the South Dock. Have you any information to connect the account & the accident? I checked also Lloyd's Register editions from 1878/79 thru 1882/83 & can spot no vessels named Alice owned by Youngs. I noted from your site that the Laings built Merchantman for J. As I cannot find any voyages between 1844 & 1850 is it possible that the Sir George Seymour was built like the Merchantman for J. 20, 2016 [email protected], Ted, I am unable to tell you who built Sir George Seymour.A detailed history of the vessel is not yet on site - the vessel is, however, briefly referenced here. He saw, on reaching the bridge, two persons on the centre of the bridge, the same who had been in the hotel. I was promoted to foreman mashaller then manager under NESL (North East Shipbuilders Ltd.). 25, 2017 - [email protected] So glad that you found the site to be of interest, Harry! I remember my nana taking me in the 1970s to jumble sales in the church hall and in the summer the rectory gardens were also used. Somes without an initial name & its construction went without any record or had an earlier name? Recently, a kindly site visitor gave me a giant list of the vessels built at Sunderland, the list including builder names. 368) I am researching a snow named Teresa, built at Sunderland in 1836. In the early 1850s she was owned by Captain Charles Thomas Matcheson. So far, the vessel is merely named on site with none of its history researched. 10, 1941, while en route from New York to Glasgow via Sydney, Nova Scotia, with a cargo of steel & pig iron, the vessel was torpedoed by German submarine U-85 with the loss of three lives. Which was at 62.14N/39.29W, or maybe at 61.59N/39.49W, both off the SE coast of Greenland in the North Atlantic. Regarding recent address search my elderly brain dropped the proverbial ball -- I seek a mailing address for RON Lovell of 'Australia' re. I am not on line and send this via public library facilities -- a true Luddite at heart. I will i) put the images on site & ii) pass on your address to Ron Lovell in Australia. 2 images & such text are now available via the Priam listing here. Most likely, I now think, is that it was not possible for a tiny paddle steamer designed to operate on a shallow river to make its way under its own power all the way to India. I have modified the Ganges listing accordingly - here. 13, 2017 [email protected] I do not have the knowledge to be able to give you an answer, Len. And that being so, is unable to grant 'permission' for their usage elsewhere. I have had in my possession this old photograph of a sailing ship in a wooden ship's life ring. I am so glad to hear, Lindsay, that your found the data on site about Lodore to be helpful to you. This is a great opportunity to place on line the history of British Shipbuilding.
A start has been made on a list of the vessels that they built or were later built at their yard (here & here) but such lists are partial only & so far include just a handful of the total number of ships there were. It is merely named so far on site - in the list of vessels built in 1943. We knew he had gone down with all hands but did not know where it was, even the name if the vessel. 11, 2017 - [email protected] have tried to contact June about her message. 355) You asked for further information about the Beatitude. Oswald Wilson was my grandfather and Violet Wilson, his daughter, was my mother. About a month later I went to work at Joplings department store. It would be good to find more literature about both Joblings & the Bromarsh theatre. Just possibly vessel plans were attached to the original article. 43 to check - it is not particularly cheap to buy (1, 2). I wondered if anyone has any photographs of the shop. It is quite routinely LR recorded from 1844/45 thru 1867/68, but looks likely to have mainly served Australia rather than New Zealand.
Should you (or anybody else for that matter) wish to write a paragraph or two about them I will gladly add it into the site. Now this site being about Sunderland, there is really no place for any vessel built elsewhere. The article that Bryan refers to is re Eppleton Hall, a 1914 paddle tug that served for many decades & made the long journey from the U. The webmaster is unable to help Bryan with his request. I have a small engineering business dating back to 1940 which has in the past supplied fuel oil heating equipment to Sunderland Shipbuilders & predecessors for use on their ships. Andrew's website reference is https://akwaugh.com/ I am glad to hear from you, Andrew, & open to the sort of material that you may be able to provide.
I was not aware, Tracey, of Jonathan Shaw & William Candlish whose practice, as surgeons, was at Ayre's Quay Villa. I am glad that the Cereal listing has helped you, Neil, even if just a little. Bryan has kindly provided this image of the tug & an article that provides a little of her history.
I have commenced my research into her history but would welcome such data as you have so far assembled. But that may well not be so, since MNL of 1879 rather lists Thomas Harper of Newcastle as her then owner. I would not be surprised to find its end was in or about 1880. Am unsure if it's open now but definitely not a car park. He was a grocer & provision merchant, later William Bruce and Sons with premises on Nile Street. Dodd at the door of his shop, but no picture of the Bruce grocer shop. 28, 2017 - [email protected] do hope, Bruce, that a site visitor will be able to provide you with an image of the Bruce grocers' shop on Nile Street in Sunderland. Mark, I wrote to Ron Lovell but he has not replied. Yard number 243 Ganges, paddle steamer launched '--? It rather is essentially named here & also on page 145. 22, 2016 [email protected] believe, Bob, that the inclusion of an image in your family memoirs would constitute fair dealing under the copyright laws of Canada - assuming that those memoirs are private in nature & are not published. I experimented with different spellings & came up with LODORE That's when I found your site. I intend to get this lovely piece of memorabilia restored. Lindsay Thomas Morgan, Mount Forest, Ontario, Canada, Oct. The information is derived from primary sources such as Custom House Records and original registration papers, the work is carried on by a number of hard working researchers often at their own expense.
About 1,000 'new' vessels have been added into the site, but such list does not, until now, include Teresa built in 1836. She had some not too complimentary stories about the yard & the bosses! In 1855/56, per LR, Ritson & Co., also of Maryport, became the vessel's owner with J. Where that all happened is not clear but it likely was in the western Atlantic just S. Per LR, Gibson owned the vessel thru to 1883/84 at least. LR says that it did, while MNL always lists the vessel as a barque. At this moment I cannot answer that question, but note that MNL does not list the vessel in 1880 or later, while LR continues to list the vessel for 4 or so more years. 363) Hi you probably already know this but the Pallion Inn is now the Wear Tavern. His father, my g'father, had a chemist shop on Roker Ave. My mother's father was Alderman Bruce, Mayor in 1897/98. Contact me if you wish to follow up re this matter. Have the original yard ledger of ships built at Laings. And 2) the paddle steamer built by Laing, which is really not yet detail listed on site due to lack of data.