ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
MATILDA
Construction
WOOD
Type
SCHOONER
Date
1829
Description
Yard Number: 57
Date: 12 September 1829

1 Deck, 2 Masts, Hermaphrodite Rigged, Standing Bowsprit, Square Sterned, Carvel built, No Galleries, Female Bust Figurehead

Subscribing Owners in 1829:
Robert Duthie, Merchant, 9/64
Alexander Hall, Shipbuilder, 5/64
James Minto, Shipmaster, 20/64
All of Aberdeen

Other Shareholders:
William Minto, Shipbuilder, 4 shares; James Watt, Book Keeper, 4 shares; George Leslie, Shipmsater, 4 shares; William Smith, Merchant, 2 shares; all Aberdeen. George McInnes & Peter Nicol, Old Aberdeen; Alexander Forbes, Robert Duthie, Robert Spring, Donaldson Rose, David Copland, and William Maitland, all Shipbuilders? in Aberdeen trading as Aberdeen Rope & Sail Co.

James Minto Master in 1829.

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

Owned in 1836 by Robert Duthie, merchant, John Hall, brewer, formerly bookkeeper, and James Minto, shipmaster and master of vessel.

Notes:
Cost new £947
12 September 1837: Vessel and Master with all the Ships papers Lost.
There is no record in Lloyds Registers.

Caledonian Mercury, 19/1/1837: Jersey, 13 January - schooner, Matilda, Minto, from Newcastle to Jersey, was wrecked on the Seven Islands on 23 December. The moment the vessel struck she sunk, just affording time to the captain with his crew consisting of six men and a pilow belonging to Island of Guernsey, to embark in their boat. But in making for the shore, she was struck by a tremendous sea which capsized her over their heads. Melancholy to relate seven out of the eight persons met a watery grave, the only one saved was William Jack who, being a good swimmer, succeeded in reaching the shore.
Shipbuilder
A. HALL & Co., Aberdeen
Dimensions
length 65' 9" x breadth 20' 1" x depth 11' 4"
gross tonnage 109 74/94

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