ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
INVERNESS
Construction
WOOD (IRON FRAMES PLANKED)
Type
BARQUE
Date
1869
Official Number
63519
Description
Rig: BARQUE
Yard Number: 168
Date of Build/Launch: September 1869

Lloyd's Register of Shipping:
1870-71: Owners J & R Grant; Port belonging to London; Ship; Master Donkin; Destined Voyage Hartlepool - India.
1873-74: Destined Voyage London - India.
1877-78, 1878-79: Master J. Peter.
1880-81, 1881-82, 1884-85: Owners Richardson Bros; Port Belonging to Swansea; Master Hughes.
1888-89: Owners J C and G S Richardson; Port Belonging to Swansea; Master Maddox 79-87.
1892-93: Master Walters; Port of Registry Swansea.
1896-97: Owners J C and G S Richardson / Amazon Telegraph Co., Ltd; Master M. J. Bunny / G. Richards; Wrecked December 1896.

Glasgow Herald, 14/04/1894:
Vessels spoken - INVERNESS, barque, Buenos Ayres to Cork, March 13, 2 South, 27 West [off Brazil].

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 07/08/1896:
Sale of Aberdeen clipper - Messrs. J.C. and G.S. Richardson, owners of barque, INVERNESS, have disposed of her to the Amazon Submarine Telegraph Company. The ship has left Aberdeen for London and, after having been fitted with tanks and other necessary appliances, she will take in a store of cable and sail for the River Amazon, where she will be permanently located as a store ship of the company. The INVERNESS was one of the first of the now famous clippers launched from Aberdeen and is also one of the smartest of that fine fleet.

Lloyd's Register Returns of Vessels Totally Lost:
INVERNESS wrecked 20 Dec. 1896 on Japarica Bank, between Caete and Salinas [Brazil] on voayge London - Para [Belem - i.e. wrecked near mouth of River Amazon].
Owner
J & R Grant, London
Shipbuilder
Hall Russell
Dimensions
length 180 5/12' x breadth 32 1/12' x depth 19 1/12'
Gross Tonnage: 722 ton
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