ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
FIVE SISTERS
Construction
Wood - Carvel Brig rigged Sailing vessel
Type
BRIG
Date
1840
Official Number
303250
Description
Brig

Description:
1 deck, 2 masts, brig rigged, standing bowsprint, 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)

Glasgow Herald, 29/11/1844:
Arrived in the Clyde, brig Five Sisters (146 tons) of Glasgow, Macmillan master, from Montreal in 23 days.

Glasgow Herald, 11/2/1845:
At Glasgow for Tobago, 1st class British built, fast sailing coppered brig Five Sisters, Charles Macmillan master, will be ready to receive goods in a few days, as considerable part of the cargo engaged, immediate despatch.

Glasgow Herald, 25/7/1845:
Arrived Clyde, brig Five Sisters (146 tons) of Glasgow, Ritchie master, from Tobago in 44 days.

Glasgow Herald, 27/8/1847:
Arrived Clyde, brig Five Sisters, of Glasgow, from Cienfuego, Cuba, in 63 days, sailed 22 June.

Glasgow Herald, 7/4/1848:
Drowned at sea 3 March, Mr James Hogarth, mate of the brig Five Sisters, of Glasgow.
Dimensions
Length: 25.9ft x Breadth: 19.5ft x Depth: 12.4ft
Gross tonnage: 146 tons

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