ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
SIR CHARLES FORBES
Construction
WOOD, COPPER SHEATHED
Type
SHIP
Date
1824
Description
Rig: SHIP
Yard Number: 42
Date of Build/Launch: June 1824

Built Cost: £4,002

Lloyd's Rating A1

2 decks, 3 masts, ship rigged, standing bowsprit, square stern, carvel built, 1 gallery, male bust figurehead.

Thomas Fouleston Master.

1824 Subscribing Owners:
George McInnes, Shipowner, Old Aberdeen, 17 shares; George Forbes, Springhill, 5 shares; Thomas Fouleston, Shipmaster, 6 shares.

Other Owners:
Harry Lumsden, Auchindoir, 6 shares; Robert Grant, Drumminor, 4 shares; James Forbes, Echt, 5 shares; James Moir, Physician, Aberdeen, 4 shares; James Scott, Brotherton, Kincardine, 11 shares; William Abercrombie, Merchant, London, 6 shares.

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

1824-26: Contracted to carry convicts from London to Tasmania and New South Wales. Master A. Duthie.
1825-26: Owned by McInnes; Master Fullarton; Voyage London - Calcutta
1826-27: Owned by McInnes; Master Fullarton; Voyage London - New South Wales
1827-28: Owned by McInnes; Master Duthie; Voyage Cowes
1828-30: Owned by McInnes; Master Leslie; Voyage London - Jamica
1830: Carried convicts to New South Wales. Master J. Leslie.
1830-32: Owned by McInnes; Master Leslie; Voyage London - NSW
1832: Sailed to Manilla and Jamaica.
1833: Owned by Boothby; Master Leslie
1839-40: Owned by Waddell; Master C Laing; Voyage Liverpool - South Australia
1840-41: Owned by T. Ward; Master not known; Voyage London - NSW
1841-43: Owned by T. Ward; Master Bacon; Voyage London - New Zealand
1844-45: Owned by T. Ward; Master Bacon; Voyage London Coasting
1846-47: Owned by T. Ward, London; Master Adams; Voyage - London - NSW
1848-49: Owned by J. Rodgers; Master W. Prynn; Voyage London - Valparaiso
1849-50: Owned by J. Rodgers; Master W. Prynn; Voyage London - Australia
1851-52: Owned by J. Rodgers; Master W. Prynn; Voyage London - Ascension
1853-55: Owned by J. Rodgers; Master W. Prynn; No voyages recorded
1856-57: Owned by J. Rodgers; Master Simmons; No voyages recorded
1857-60: Owned by J Rodgers, London; Master not listed; Voyage London Coasting
Vessel appears in 1858 register but not 1862. No trace in 1863 Register.
(Source: Lloyd's Register of Shipping)

Details from The Warren Register of Colonial Tall Ships:

1st voyage: carried 130 male convicts to Hobart and had two deaths en-route. Departed Portsmouth on the 5th of January 1825 and arrived at Hobart on the 18th of April 1825. Master: Captain Thomas Fullarton. Surgeon: Joseph Cook.

2nd voyage: carried 73 female convicts to Hobart and had four deaths en-route. Departed London on the 16th of September 1826 and arrived at Hobart on the 3rd of January 1827.Master: Alexander Duthie. Surgeon: J. McTernan.

3rd voyage: carried 160 male convicts to Hobart and had two deaths en-route. Departed Plymouth on the 5th of April 1830 and arrived at Hobart on the 27th of July 1830. Master: Captain J. Leslie. Surgeon: William Petrie.

4th voyage: carried 148 female convicts to Sydney and had one death en-route. Departed Dublin on the 11th of August 1837 and arrived in Sydney on the 25th of December 1837. Master: Captain J. Leslie. Surgeon: William Clifford.
Shipbuilder
A. HALL & Co.
Owner
George McInnes and others, Aberdeen
Dimensions
length 104 x breadth 23.5' x depth 19'
gross tonnage 364 tons

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