Arthur D. Edwardes : SUMMARY RECORD [PRG 1373] • Manuscript

The 'Mary Dugdale' at Swansea

The 'Mary Dugdale' at Swansea

The wooden ship 'Mary Dugdale' at Swansea.

The 'Margaret' built in Nova Scotia

The 'Margaret' built in Nova Scotia

The wooden ship 'Margaret' originally built in Nova Scotia in 1826.

The 'Le Havre' in an unidentified port

The 'Le Havre' in an unidentified port

The wooden ship 'Le Havre' in an unidentified port. The ship was built in 1845.

An English wooden Brig

An English wooden Brig

An English wooden brig dry docked in an unidentified port.

A wooden brig docked in an unidentified port

A wooden brig docked in an unidentified port

A bluff-bowed, wall-sided wooden brig docked in an unidentified port.

The 'Cobra' at Swansea

The 'Cobra' at Swansea

The wooden barque 'Cobra', at Swansea.

An unknown barque at Swansea

An unknown barque at Swansea

An unknown wooden barque at Swansea.

An unknown British wooden barque

An unknown British wooden barque

An unknown British wooden barque in an unidentified port. It is possibly the only photograph in existance of a barque with yards on the mizzenmast. [This could possibly be the "John Ritson" which was built in 1850 as a wooden ship of 508 tons and was later a barque. This would explain the unusual rig. My great grandfather was born at sea on it in 1851. Information provided by Roland Ritson].

An unidentified ship in an unidentified port

An unidentified ship in an unidentified port

An identified in an unidentified port [not a British topsail schooner as previously identified].

The 'Star of Peace' at Sydney

The 'Star of Peace' at Sydney

The wooden ship 'Star of Peace', 1114 tons, at East Circular Quay, Sydney 1860's [wooden ship, 1114 tons, ON6907, 215.2 x 35.9 x 22.5. Built 1855 Walter Hood and Co. Aberdeen. Owners: White Star Line (usually identified as 'The Aberdeen' White Star Line, and operated by George Thompson and Co.) Sold 1880 to Richard Grice and John Benn (and registered at Melbourne.) By this time, rigged down to a barque. July 1884 sold to Burns, Philp and Co. Ltd., Sydney and converted to a hulk and stationed at Thursday Island where the vessel was broken up in 1894/5. Well known in the Australian passenger trades before sale to Australian owners and general cargo work].

The 'St Lawrence' moored at Gravesend, U.K.

The 'St Lawrence' moored at Gravesend, U.K.

The wooden ship 'St Lawrence', 1094 tons, moored at Gravesend, U.K. The ship was built in 1862 [wooden ship, 1141 tons, ON29115, 179.1 x 37.4 x 21.4. Built 1861 (3) T&W Smith, Newcastle upon Tyne. Owners: T&W Smith, registered London c.1881 Messrs. Cowlishaw, registered Sydney and reduced to a barque. The vessel was abandoned off the coast of West Australia in a sinking condition in 1889. Considered to be a Blackwall Frigate and in her early career engaged in the Australian and New Zealand passenger trades. From the time acquired by Cowlishaw , if not before, was employed in the cargo trades, mainly conveying timber from the West Coast of North America and Australia and New Zealand].

The 'Wild Duck' in dock at Port Chalmers

The 'Wild Duck' in dock at Port Chalmers

The wooden ship 'Wild Duck', 735 tons, in dock at Port Chalmers. The ship was built in 1859 with double topsails on foremast [wooden ship, 736 tons, ON27787, 154.5 x 31.5 x 21.0. Built 1859, Sunderland. Owners: Robinson Shaw and Co., registered London. Chartered to Shaw Savill and Co., and almost exclusively in the England-New Zealand trades from 1860 to 1873 and for many years in charge of Captain Bishop].

The 'Coeur de Lion' at Port Adelaide

The 'Coeur de Lion' at Port Adelaide

The wooden ship 'Coeur de Lion', 848 tons, at Port Adelaide. In the photograph the ship has double topsails on the fore and mainmasts. [wooden ship, 848 tons, ON55294. 181.8 x 33.4 x 20.5. Built 1867 (8) Jersey Channel Islands. Owners Jersey Shipping Co. Registered Jersey].

The 'Bury St. Edmunds' at London Docks

The 'Bury St. Edmunds' at London Docks

The wooden ship 'Bury St. Edmunds', 822 tons, at the London Docks. The ship was built in 1853. There are double topsails on the fore and mainmasts. [wooden ship 822 tons, ON23403, 153.0 x 28.4 x 21.0. Built 1853. Sunderland. Owners: F & B Green and Robert Burn. reg. London. c. 1880 to Danish owners.]

The 'Teazer' in New York Harbour

The 'Teazer' in New York Harbour

The wooden snow 'Teazer', 401 tons, in New York Harbour. The ship was built in 1858 [wooden snow, 401 tons (old measurement), 293 tons (new measurement) ON21696. Built 1858 W Kelly, Dartmouth, Owners Cumming and Co. Plymouth. (NB: snow rig is a variant of a brig rig and in some reference works this vessel is listed as a brig).

The 'Salamander' in an unidentified port

The 'Salamander' in an unidentified port

The wooden schooner 'Salamander', 115 tons, with topsails in an unidentified port. The ship was built in 1856 for the opium trade [wooden 2 mast schooner, 115 tons. Built 1856 Hall and Co. Aberdeen. Owners: Hall and Co., registered Aberdeen. Lloyds of 1859 says that this vessel was destined for a voyage to China. 'The Opium Clippers' by B Lubbock p.340/1 gives some information about her career].

The 'Wave of Life' at Sydney, NSW

The 'Wave of Life' at Sydney, NSW

The wooden barque 'Wave of Life', 887 tons, at Sydney. The ship was built in 1856 and fitted with double topsails in the late 1860s [wooden ship, 887 tons, ON14757, 187.0 x 33.5 x 19.2. B Walter Hood and Co. Aberdeen. Owners: Aberdeen White Star Line, registered Aberdeen. Late 1870s sold to foreigners (Brazil?) and renamed 'Ida'. In 1891 became 'Henriqueta' registered at Lisbon, and broken up in 1897. By the time she had been renamed 'Ida' had been rigged down to a barque. Passenger ship - a clipper - in the Australian passenger trades under her original name].

The 'Essex' moored at Gravesend, U.K.

The 'Essex' moored at Gravesend, U.K.

The wooden barque 'Essex', 1042 tons, moored at Gravesend, U.K. This ship has double topsails [wooden barque, 1042 tons, ON45025. 197.5 x 33.1 x 20.8. Built 1862 (7) Wigram and Son. Blackwall Yard, London. Owners: Wigram and Son, Registered London. Abandoned at sea c.1881].

The 'Soblomsten' moored in an unidentified port

The 'Soblomsten' moored in an unidentified port

The wooden barque 'Soblomsten', 319 tons, moored in an unidentified port. The photograph was taken in the 1870s when her masts had been reduced in height and double topsails provided. There is a Bentinck-boom to spead foot of foresail. The ship was built in 1807 [wooden 3 mast barque, 342 gross, 319 net tons. 99.4 x 28.4 x 16.7. Built 1807 Arendal. Owners in 1895 were Arent Larsen, registered Arendal, Norway].

The 'La Hogue' at Sydney

The 'La Hogue' at Sydney

The wooden ship 'La Hogue', 1331 tons, at Sydney. The ship was built in 1855. In the late 1860s she was fitted with double topsails and the jib boom and flying jib boom have been run inboard. The stern of the 'Colonial Empire' is in front with a single topsail on the mizzenmast and stunsail booms in position [wooden ship, 1331 gross tons. ON26531, 226.0 x 35.0 x 22.9. Built 1855 J Laing, Sunderland. Owners: Duncan Dunbar, registered London. c.1862 Devitt and Moore, registered London. Became a coal hulk at Madeira and broken up in 1898. Famous passenger liner in the Australian trade for about thirty years and visited most ports, including one trip to New Zealand in 1874. When owned by Dunbar was frequently in keen competition with ships of Devitt and Moore who bought her upon the death of the first owner].

The 'Suffolk' moored at Gravesend, U.K.

The 'Suffolk' moored at Gravesend, U.K.

The wooden ship 'Suffolk', 975 tons, moored at Gravesend, U.K.. The ship has double topsails on fore and mainmasts [wooden ship, 975 tons, ON15823, 198.5 x 33.5 x 20.8. Built 1857 Money Wigram and Sons, Northam. Owners: Money Wigram and Sons, registered London, c.1875 H Ellis and Son and reduced to a barque and the vessel was broken up in 1892. In the Australian passenger trades until sold by Wigram. Noted for speedy passages].

The 'Strathnairn' docked in an unidentified port

The 'Strathnairn' docked in an unidentified port

The wooden barque 'Strathnairn', 698 tons, docked in an unidentified port.

The 'Hampshire' moored at Gravesend, U.K.

The 'Hampshire' moored at Gravesend, U.K.

The wooden ship 'Hampshire', 1164 tons, moored at Gravesend, U.K. The ship has double topsails on each mast and a flying jib-boom in position.

The 'Star Queen' moored at Gravesend, U.K.

The 'Star Queen' moored at Gravesend, U.K.

The wooden barque 'Star Queen', 769 tons, moored at Gravesend, U.K. She was built in 1854 and had double topsails by the 1870s [wooden ship originally, 1870s = barque; 832 tons originally later 769 tons. ON4285. 161.0 x 32.0 x 20.3. Built 1854 Sunderland. Owners: James Baines of Liverpool. Registered London, by 1877 Khoo Guan Hong, rergistered Singapore].

The 'Winefred' at Hobart

The 'Winefred' at Hobart

The iron ship 'Winefred', 1359 tons, at Hobart. One of the first iron ships built in 1855. The ship has chainplates, but the channels have been discarded [iron ship 1359 tons, ON24168, 219.0 x 35.9 x 21.9. Built 1855 George Cram, Chester: owners: built for Liverpool owners, and by 1870 Sharples, Jones and Co. were the registered proprietors. c.1875 Taylor, Bethell and Roberts, registered London. Later Russian owned under the same name. While in the ownership of Taylor Bethell and Co., well known in the Australian cargo trades and associated with Western Australian wool shipments].

The 'Horsa' at Geelong

The 'Horsa' at Geelong

The iron ship 'Horsa', 1128 tons, at Geelong. The ships was built in 1860 and has chainplates, but no channels [iron ship, 1163 tons. ON28639. 220.0 x 34.2 x 21.7. Built 1860 (7) Scott and Co. Greenock. Owners: Rathbone Bros. registered Liverpool, later Star Navigation Co. registered Liverpool. Then 'Ship Horsa Co'. (G McAllester and sons) registered Liverpool. On a voyage from New Zealand to England with cereals she stranded 4 April 1893, Bread and Cheese Cove, St. Martins was towed off but foundered 20 miles south west of the Scilly Isles. Not regularly in any trades to Australia but visited both that country and New Zealand as charters found].

The 'Scythia' in an unidentified port

The 'Scythia' in an unidentified port

The early iron vessel 'Scythia', 886 tons, in an unidentified port. The ship was built in 1868 and retained many of the features of wooden ships. Channels and chainplates may be seen and wooden stanchions and rails surround the poop deck and fo'c'sle head[iron ship, 937 tons, ON58945, 196.9 x 32.7 x 20.5. Built 1868 (11) Bowdler, Chaffer and Co., Seacombe. Owners: William Nicol, registered Liverpool].

The 'Gainsborough' moored at Gravesend, U.K.

The 'Gainsborough' moored at Gravesend, U.K.

The iron ship 'Gainsborough', 974 tons, moored at Gravesend, U.K.

The 'County of Ayr' under tow

The 'County of Ayr' under tow

The early iron barque 'County of Ayr', 499 tons, under tow by the tug boat 'Euro'. The ship has both channels and chainplates. The iron barque (ex ship) 'County of Ayr', 499 tons, at Port Adelaide. [County of Ayr iron ship, 499 tons, ON45977, 170.0 x 17.3 x 17.3. Built 1863 (6) C. Connell and Co. Glasgow. Owners R&J Craig, registered Glasgow c.1894 sold to Port Adelaide and eventually to JA Walker. By this time rigged down to a barque. Sold in July 1901 to Messrs. Folder, Barker and Ward and Captain William Tulloch and registered at Hobart. Wrecked 23 October 1905 on Danger Reef, Otago NZ. General work before sale to Australia, usually in the coal trade when owned in Port Adelaide, and used for the transport of Tasmanian timbers until wrecked, after sale to Hobart].

The 'Fernglen' moored at Gravesend, U.K.

The 'Fernglen' moored at Gravesend, U.K.

The iron ship 'Fernglen', 818 tons, moored at Gravesend, U.K. The ship has a main skysail, but neither channels nor chainplates [iron ship 850 tons, ON68911, 196.2 x 32.0 x 19.1. Built 1874 (10) John Blumer and Co. Sunderland. Owners RB Porrett, registered Sunderland (no trace of the vessel after 1881) From the time of her launch until 1881 under charter to New Zealand Shipping Company and carried many migrants to New Zealand].