ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
FAIRFIELD
Construction
WOOD
Type
SNOW
Date
1825
Description
Yard Number: 248
Date: 19 March 1825

Description: SNOW. Sheathed with Copper and 2 Iron Cables, 1 Deck with Beams. 2 Masts, Standing Bowsprit, Square Sterned, Carvel Built, Mock Gallery, Female Bust Head.

Morning Chronicle, 11th November 1825:
'Is entered outwards for Van Diemen's land [Tasmania] and New South Wales, the fine new fast-sailing snow Fairfield, A1 coppered, 300 tons burthen, James Wark Commander, lying in the London Dock. Has excellent accommodation for passengers.'

Morning Chronicle, 3rd January 1826:
'is loading fast, will sail in a few days, with leave to call at a port in the channel.'


Subscribing Owners 1825:
John Lumsden, Merchant, 24/64
Alexander Dalgarno, Merchant, 8/64
James Watt, Master Mariner, 16/64
(all of Aberdeen)

Other Owners 1825:
James Lawrence, Manufacturer, 8/64
James Bruce, Ship owner, 8/64
(both of Aberdeen)

Master:
1826: J Wark
1827: J Wark/John Morrice
1828: John Morrice/ James Booth
1830: James Booth/ James Norrie
1831/1833: James Norrie
1834: F Glendenning
1839: Beard

Owners:
1826/1833: J Lumsden
1834/1839: Glendenning. Ship now registered at London.

Route:
1826: London/ New South Wales
1827: London/ Van Dieman's Land
1828: Liverpool/ St Thomas
1830: Liverpool/ New South Wales
1834: London/ Jamaica

Lloyds Classification A1 then AE1 in 1839 ie 2nd Description of 1st Class

Repairs 1829 & 1830
1840 No longer listed at Lloyds
Shipbuilder
NICOL REID
Dimensions
length 90' 4" x breadth 25' 3" x depth 17' 0"
Gross Tonnage 248 79/94

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