ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
MATCHLESS
Construction
WOOD
Type
BRIGANTINE
Date
1826
Description
1 deck, 2 masts, brigantine rigged, square stern, standing bowsprit, carvel built, a woman figurehead

Subscribing Owners:
William Simpson, Merchant, 8 shares; Alexander Mortimer, Shipowner, 4 shares; John Nicol, Shipmaster, 4 shares.

Other Shareholders:
William Reid, Flesher, 8 shares; George Nicol, Merchant, 8 shares; James Bate, Vintner, 4 shares; all Aberdeen. James Barclay, Farmer, Templand, 8 shares; James Morrison, Farmer, Balhagarty, 8 shares; John Lindsay, Miller at Mill of Buxburn, 8 shares; all Aberdeen. George Crawford, Manufacturer, Forfar, 8 shares.

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

1827/28/30: Master J. Nicol; Owner Mortimer; Voyage London - Pernambuco (Recife - Brazil).
1831: No voyage given.
1832/33: Surveying port Poole.
1833: Owned by George Nicol, merchant, Alexander Ross shipmaster, and George Thomson (partner of Catto Thomson Rope and Sail Manufactury).
1838: Sold to Montrose.
1839/40: Master W. Falkener; Owner Crawford; Registered Montrose: Voyage Liverpool - Saint Dominica.
1841: Master Montague; Voyage London - Barbados.
1843/44: Voyage Leith - St. Petersburg.
1845/46: Master G. Hayes; Owner McTear & Co.; Registered Liverpool; Voyage Montrose - S. America.
1847/48: Master Thompson; Owner Evans & Co.; Voyage Swansea; Surveying Port Swansea.
1849: No voyage given; No registered port/no surveying port.
No further mention of vessel after this date.

(Source: Lloyd's Register of Shipping)

Shipbuilder
STEPHEN
Owner
Nicol, Ross & Thomson of Aberdeen.
Dimensions
length 79 11/12' x breadth 23 3/12' x depth 15 5/12'
Registered Tonnage: 188 ton

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