ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
EXPRESS
Construction
WOOD
Type
BRIGANTINE
Date
1841
Description
Date: 7 July 1841

BRIGANTINE with Beech, Oak, Larch & Elm, Part Fir Planked, 1 Deck, 2 Masts, Standing Bowsprit, Square Sterned, Carvel Built, No Galleries, Male Bust Figurehead

Subscribing Owners 1841:
Alexander Hay, Shipowner, 6 shares; James Goldie, Shipowner, 4 shares; George Watson, Shipowner, 4 shares ; all Aberdeen
Other Shareholders:
Robert Mitchell, Agent, 4 shares; William Campbell Snr, Shipmaster, 4 shares; John Duthie, Shipbuilder, Aberdeen, 4 shares;James Elliot, Shipmaster, 4 shares; James Ritchie, Clerk, 4 shares; William Campbell Jnr, Shipmaster, 4 shares; Jane Milne, Dressmaker, 4 shares; James Winlaw, Coal Broker, 4 shares; George Thompson, Shipowner, 8 shares; Alexander Troup, Tailor, 4 shares; Andrew Crane, Shipmaster, 4 shares; all Aberdeen; James Spring, Farmer, Banchory, 4 shares.
Registration cancelled 6 October 1853 now registered in Glasgow.
(Aberdeen Register of Shipping (Aberdeen City Archives))

Masters:
1841/1845: William Campbell
1846/1847: James Clark
1848/1850: Robert Youngson
1851/1852: John Forbes
1853: David Bryce

Owners:
1841/1847 A Hay etc.
1848/1853 Rennie & Co

Route:
1841/1843: Liverpool/Trinidad
1844/1845: Aberdeen/Africa
1846/1847: Bristol/Odessa
1848: London
1849: Liverpool
1851/1852: London
1853: Liverpool/Montevideo

Repairs:
1841: Coppered
1844: Yellow Metal & Part Iron Bolts added. Damage Repaired
1850: Some Repairs

Lloyd's Classification:
1841: A1
1851: AE1 Second Division of First Class
1856: No longer listed by Lloyd's

Glasgow Herald, 19/12/1851:
[advert] Having all her heavy rough freight engaged, has room only for fine goods at the Broomielaw, for Monte Video. The 1st class British-built brig EXPRESS, 230 tons register., Capt J.W. Forbes, will meet with quick despatch. For freight or passage apply John & Walter Scott, 17 Gordon St., or Patrick Henderson & Co., 4 Bothwell St.

Glasgow Herald, 09/09/1853:
From the Broomielaw for Trinidad and will be at a landing berth in a few days, the fine 1st class brig EXPRESS, 239 tons, will have immediate despatch. Intending shippers are asked to make early application as the bulk of her cargo is already engaged.

Aberdeen Journal, 21/09/1853:
All parties having claims against the brig "EXPRESS" of this port are requested to send in their accounts immediately to John T. Rennie, 43 Marischal St.


Shipbuilder
DUTHIE
Dimensions
length 91' 8/10 x breadth 21' 4/10 x depth 15' 5/10
gross tonnage 240 1308/3500 tons

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