ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
MAXWELL
Construction
WOOD
Type
SCHOONER
Date
1817
Description
Master William Burgess
Re-registered 1825

Owners:
John Gill, Shipowner 8/64
John Donaldson, Flesher 4/64
William Burgess, Shipmaster 4/64
plus 2 other shareholders:
John Black of Foveran, Shipowner 40/64
Alex Craigie, Shipmaster 8/64

Registration cancelled in 1829, after alteration to rigging Re-registered as No. 17 in 1829 Register)

1 deck, 2 masts, schooner rigged, standing bowsprit, square stern, carvel built, no galleries or figurehead.

(Source: Aberdeen Register of Shipping 1825, No. 110 (Aberdeen City Archives))

Caledonian Mercury, 03/01/1825:
Schooner Maxwell, of Aberdeen, Burgess master, Waterford - London with general cargo, was driven ashore on Ballyferna Point, 4 miles south of Donaghadie, in a hard gale of wind on 22 December. Was gott off the rocks on 25th with her keel broken in different places + her bottom damaged. Cargo, which had been with difficulty landed, was with difficulty saved from the predatory attempts of the country peoplem, whose ferocious attacks could only be repelled by the military + coastguard, by whom several of them were wounded. Vessel expected to be carried up to Belfast.

Newcastle Courant, 17/11/1827:
Schooner Maxwell, of Aberdeen, master Burgess, London - Sunderland in Ballast, was taken with a violent gale from north on 30th October + after being driven to the coast of France was obliged to run into Calais.
Dimensions
length 58'4" x breadth 18'8" x depth 8'11"
gross tonnage 81 66/94 tons

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