ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
PEGASUS
Construction
WOOD
Type
SHIP
Date
1861
Official Number
29175
Description
Rig: SHIP
Yard Number: 221

Date of Build/Launch: January 1861
Owner: Potter Bros., Liverpool

Subsequent Names: ESPERANCE

Lloyd's Register:
1861, 1863, 1865: Owners Potter Bros; Port belonging to Liverpool; Master J. Penrice; Destined voyage China.
1866-7: Destined voyage London-Australia
1870: Master A. Mackay; Destined voyage London-Japan
1871-2, 1875-6: Now named ESPERANCE; owners J.J. Berdes; Port belonging to Bordeaux; Destined voyage Bordeaux-India.
1880-1, 1883-4, 1885-6: Owners V. Oriot; Port belonging to Havre.
1886-7: No reference.

MacGregor, "The Tea Clippers":
Fore and main lower masts. Masts as well as the bowsprit were of iron and were first iron spars put into one of Hall's ships. She cost £9,328. Bought by J.J. Bordes 1872 (and renamed ESPERANCE) and by V. Oriot 1881. 1886 dropped out of Register.

Australian Newspapers Online:

Melbourne Argus, 26/08/1863:
Pegasus from London, carrying 100 Hogsheads Ale; 37 cases chicory; 60 cases sago; 12 crates earthenware; 4 crates filters; 4 barrels pitch; 3 bundles copper rods; 30 iron tanks; 8 millstones; 23,200 slates; 2537 bars of iron; 500 kegs nails; 400 bundles wire; 430 pipe boxes; 7 pairs bellows; 48 grindstones; 200 cases brandy; 460 empty sacks; numerous packages identified only by name of consignee.

Melbourne Argus, 27/08/1863:
The black ball ship Pegasus from London arrived in Hobson's Bay Tuesday night - her passengers were Mr Meiklejohn in the cabin and 160 in the steerage.

Shipbuilder
A. HALL & Co., Aberdeen
Dimensions
length 166' x breadth 28' x depth 17.7'
gross tonnage 525 tons

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