ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
AVIEMORE
Construction
WOOD
Type
SHIP
Date
1870
Official Number
60709
Description
Rig: SHIP (BARQUE c.1898)
Type: Sailing
Date of Launch: August 1870

Aberdeen Register of Shipping (Aberdeen City Archives):
Registered 06/09/1870; 2 decks with half-poop and topgallant forecastle; 3 masts; demi female figurehead.
Original Owners; William Henderson, Stephen Thompson and Cornelius Thompson (jointly 40 shares); George Thompson Jr (4); James Buyers (4) [all Shipowners]; James Greig, Shipbuilder (6) [all Aberdeen]; Isaac Merchant, London (4); Thomas Henry, Hounslow (4); Thomas Barness Ayling, London (4) [Shipmasters].
16/01/1873: Ayling 4 shares - W. Henderson & C. Thompson, Aberdeen and Stephen Thompson, Leadenhall St. London (jointly).
21/09/1877: On death of Stephen Thompson, 44 shares - Henderson & C. Thompson.
03/01/1879: Henderson & C. Thompson 8 shares - George Thompson, Youngest, Binghill, 32 shares - Henderson & C. Thompson, Aberdeen and S. Thompson & C. Thompson, London (jointly).

Lloyd's Register of Shipping:
1871-72, 1875-76, 1876-77: Owners Thompson Jr & Co.; Master T. Ayling; Destined voyage London-Australia.
1880-81: Master J. Sinclair.
1884-85: Master H. Ayling.
1888-89: Master Breach.
1889-90, 1898-99, 1899-1900: Owner L. G. S. Larsen; Port belonging to Sandefjord, Norway; Master Sorensen.
1910-11, 1914-15: Owners Hualfangerselsk Alpha & Beta (Thor Dahl Manager 1910-11, L. Christen Sen. 1914-15); Port of Registry Sandefjord; Master J. M. Bryde 1910-11, Hansen 1914-15.
1918-19: No reference.

Lubbock, "The Colonial Clippers":
"No ships that ever sailed the seas presented a finer appearance than these little flyers. They were always beautifully kept".
1872 - 82 days U.K. - Sydney; 1878 - 79 days start - Melbourne. 1915 Photo shows her at Bristol rigged as barque with a stump bowsprit.

Bought by Norwegians. In October 1910, it left Sandejford for the South Shetlands where it was converted into a floating oil refinery. Later resold to Norwegians and cut down to barque rig.

Western Mail, 18/02/1879:
Signalled off the Lizard, Feb. 17, ship AVIEMORE of Aberdeen for Melbourne.

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 08/01/1881:
At Thames Police Court James Collie, aged 49 years, Steward on ship AVIEMORE lying in south west India dock, was charged with smuggling tobacco, chloride water and spirits. The AVIEMORE arriving from Melbourne the Customs Officer went aboard to search for contraband goods and asked defendent what stores he had. He produced one pound of hard tobacco, 3 bottles chloride water and a bottle of brandy. On the officer entering the pantry he found concealed 27 pounds of foreign manufactures tobacco, 20 bottles chloride water and 4 bottles wine. Defendent pleaded guilty, but urged in extenuation he was going to give them away to those aboard, had been in the ship 8 years, had never been charged before and was a very poor man. Fined £20 or 2 months imprisonment.

Birmingham Daily Post, 03/11/1883:
The magnificent Aberdeen clipper ship AVIEMORE, classed A1 at Lloyds, will sail from Liverpool about Thursday 15 November for Melbourne intending passengers should apply 70 Houlder Brothers & Co., Liverpool, Glasgow or London.
Shipbuilder
HOOD
Shipowner
Aberdeen White Star Line (George Thompson & Co)
Dimensions
length 214 3/12' x breadth 36 7/12' x depth 22 3/12'
gross tonnage 1091 tons
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