ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
FIVE SISTERS
Construction
Wood - Carvel Brig rigged Sailing vessel
Date
1840
Official Number
303250
Description
Description:
1 deck, 2 masts, brig rigged, standing bowpsrit, square stern, carvel built, no galleries, female figurehead.

Subscribing Owners:
James Strachan, farmer, Midsrath., Aberdeenshire, (38 shares) John Warrack, farmer, Kinharachy, (13 shares) George Johnstone, Mains of Inkhorn, Aberdeenshire (13 shares)

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

1841: Master, Gilberson; Owner, Strachan; Voyage, Aberdeen-Hull
1843-44: Master, Morrice; Owner, Strachan; Voyage, Aberdeen-Liverpool
1845: Master, Ritchie; Owner, Brown & Co.; Voyage, Glasgow-Tobago
1846: Master, Ritchie; Owner, Brown & Co.; Voyage, Clyde-Gibraltar
1847-48: Master, Ritchie; Owner, Brown & Co.; Voyage, Clyde-Cuba
1849: Not in Lloyds Register.

Notes:
Construction wood used, locust, hackmatack, Saul.
Lloyds Classification in 1840: 5A1; 1845: 5AE1
Registered in Glasgow 1845
Some repairs 1846

(Source: Lloyds Shipping Registers)
Dimensions
Gross tonnage: 146 tons.
Length: 25.9ft
Breadth: 19.5ft
Depth: 12.4ft

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