ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
FAIRY QUEEN
Construction
WOOD
Type
BRIG
Date
1863
Official Number
45206
Description
Brig built by Burns, Aberdeen, February 1863.

1876 owner G. Nipper, port of registry Melbourne. Port of last survey Stockton.

Description:
1 deck, 2 masts, brig rigged, round stern, carvel built, female figurehead.

Subscribing Owner:
John McLauchlan, shipowner, Aberdeen, 64 shares.

(Source: Aberdeen Register of Shipping (Aberdeen City Archives))

1865: Master - R. Stephen; Owner - McLauchlan; Voyage - Aberdeen to North America.
1866: Same master and owner; Voyage - Newcastle to Archangel.
1867-1874: Same master and owner; Voyage: Stockton to Med.
1876-1883: Ship now registered in Melbourne; Owner - G. Nipper.

(Source: Lloyd's Register of Shipping)

August 1873, Timaru, New Zealand:
'A violent gale that has been blowing on the southern coast of New Zealand has caused some severe disasters to shipping. The following are the particulars ascertained from private letters and Auckland papers to hand:—the brig Fairy Queen, owned by Messrs Nipper and See, of this city, went on shore from her anchors at Timaru, on the 28th August, and became a total wreck. She was from Newcastle, with a cargo of coals, of which she had discharged all but forty tons. Fortunately no lives were lost. The brig is insured in the Victoria Office, Melbourne, for £1600; and the wreck has been sold for £136.'

Continues to be listed in Lloyd's Register until 1884.
Associated
Burns
Dimensions
213 tons
111' length x 24' breadth x 13' depth

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