ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
MORVEN
Construction
WOOD
Type
BRIGANTINE
Date
1831
Description
Built: 2 November 1831
Builder: Wm Duthie

Construction: 1 deck, 2 masts, standing bowsprit, square sterned, carvel built, no galleries, female busthead.

Classification at Lloyd's: A1

Subscribing Owners:
G. Thomson (Insurance Broker/Ship Broker), William Duthie, Shipbuilder, Alexander Mitchell, Shipmaster.

Other Shareholders (1831):
George Thomson, Robert Catto, William Johnston, William Pirie, William Catto and John Catto, Rope and Sail Manufacturers in Aberdeen, trading as Catto, Thomson & Co., 8 shares. Alexander Harvey, Farmer, Drums, 8 shares; Andrew Mitchell, Farmer, Haddo, 4 shares; Alexander Mitchell, Farmer, Fiddesbeg, 4 shares. Charles Ruxton, Farmer, Hill of Fiddes, Thomas Ligertwood, Farmer, Overhill, all in the Parish of Foveran. Andrew Mitchell, Farmer, Mud Hole, Slains, 8 shares.

1832: Master Alexander Mitchell; Route London-Falmouth

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

1833: Master Mitchell; Owner Thomson; Voyage Falmouth.
1839: No trace in Lloyd's.

Described in Lloyd's as a snow brig, sheathed in copper with two chains and hemp rope, certified A1.

(Source: Lloyd's Register of Shipping)

Owned in 1836 by Catto, Thomson and William Duthie.

Registration cancelled, totally lost 11 March 1839.
Shipbuilder
DUTHIE
Shipowner
George Thompson Junior insurance broker, William Duthie and Alexander Mitchell
Dimensions
length 72'8" x breadth 21'9" x depth 13'2"
gross tonnage 146 22/94 tons

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