ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
NATAL STAR
Construction
WOOD
Type
SHIP
Date
1862
Official Number
45203
Description
Yard Number: 230
Rig: SHIP (In 1871 rig was changed from ship to barque)
Cost: £6,039
Registered: 15 December 1862

Description: 1 deck and a break, 3 masts, ship rigged, barque rigged from 9 December 1871, round stern, carvel built, shield figurehead.

Owners: John Thomson Rennie, Shipowner, 48 shares; John Nesbit Forbes, Master Mariner, Aberdeen, 8 shares; John Thomas Deane, Merchant, London, 8 shares.

1863/65: Master J. Forbes; Voyage London - Natal
1866/67: Master A. Hodge
1868: Master A. Hope
1869/70/71/72/73: Master F. Airth

This vessel was wrecked (Cape of Good Hope) on 19 July 1874 during a gale, 1.5 miles east of Buffalo River, East London, South Africa on route from London to East London with general cargo. No lives were lost.

Source: Aberdeen Register of Shipping (Aberdeen CIty Archives)
Shipbuilder
A. HALL & Co., Aberdeen
Owner
J T Rennie
Dimensions
length 137 5/12' x breadth 26' x depth 14 9/12'
Gross Tonnage: 366 ton

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