ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
BON-ACCORD
Construction
IRON
Type
SCREW STEAMER, CARGO (COLLIER)
Date
1871
Official Number
65081
Description
Yard Number: 177
Date of Build/Launch: July 1871
Rig: SCHOONER

Owner: J. & A. Davidson, Aberdeen (Coal Merchants); Manager: James Davidson

Aberdeen Register of Shipping (Aberdeen City Archives):
Registered 26/08/1871. 1 deck, 2 masts.
Engines: 2 direct acting; inverted cylinders, 60H.P.
Original Owners: James Davidson (Managing Owner) and Alexander Davidson, Merchants, Aberdeen (jointly).
18/10/1871: J. & A. Davidson 6 shares - Charles Henry Taylor, Northumberland, Gentleman.
20/11/1871: J. & A. Davidson 1 share - James Bisset, Insurance Clerk; 2 shares - Alexander GIllespie, Cashier, Northern Insurance Co., Aberdeen
25/11/1871: J. & A. Davidson 6 shares each to John & William Nicolson, Shipowners, Sunderland; 6 shares - William Nicolson; Ann Taylor, Widow and John Taylor, Coal Owner, Nortumberland (jointly); 1 share - Charles Helmrick Jr., Aberdeen, Commercial Traveller; 5 shares - John Lawrence, Shipowner and 2 shares - John Kidman, Shipowner (both Newcastle on Tyne)
06/03/1872: J. & A. Davidson 1 share - WIlliam Rait, Schoolmaster; 2 shares - Charles Gordon Downie, Advocate; 2 shares - Andrew Craig, Merchant; 4 shares - William Pyker, Merchant (all Aberdeen)

Lloyd's Register of Shipping:
1876/77: Owner J. & A. Davidson; Master Crombie
1877/78: Master J. Steel
1880/81: Master C. Watson
1883/84: Master J. Smith
1884/85: Owners Davidson S.S. Co.; Master Thomson
1888/89: Master Talbot; Wrecked November 1888

Wrecked off the mouth of the River Wear on 6 November 1888, while on passage from Aberdeen to Sunderland, in ballast.

Newcastle Weekly Courant, 10/11/1888:
At dusk half past eight on Tuesday night, as the steamer BON ACCORD of Aberdeen was making for Sunderland harbour, she took the bar beyond the North Pier. It appears that the steamer was coming into the harbour during the prevalence of a stormy south easterly gale and a heavy sea. Crew were rescued.

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 30/11/1888:
Yesterday a Board of Trade enquiry was held in Aberdeen into the circumstances surrounding the stranding of the steamer BON ACCORD at Sunderland harbour on 6th November. Evidence was led that the accident was caused by a fresh on the River Wear and the court found that the Captain (Mr W. M. Talbot) was not in default.
Owner
J & A Davidson, Aberdeen
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Dimensions
length 170 5/12' x breadth 26 1/12' x depth 14'
Gross Tonnage: 469 tons

  © 2006 - 2018 Aberdeen City Council