ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
TELESCOPE
Construction
WOOD
Type
SHIP
Date
1826
Description
Date of Build/Launch: December 1826

1 deck, 2 masts, schooner rigged, square stern, standing bowsprit, carvel built, no galleries or figurehead.

Subscribing Owners in 1826:
David Allan, Ironmonger, 20 shares; Alexander Farquharson, Merchant, 8 shares; Francis Ormond, Shipmaster, 16 shares.

Other Shareholders:
William Simpson, Merchant, 8 shares; James Thornton, Shipbuilder, 8 shares; John Williamson, Flesher, 4 shares; all Aberdeen.

Francis Ormond, Master in 1826.

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

1827: Master F. Ormond; Owner Simpson; Voyage Yarmouth - North A.
1828: Master Ormond (W. Codner (Cordiner?) written underneath)
1829/30: Master W. Cordiner; Owner Capt & Co.; Voyage Topsham - Coasting (South Coast)
1831: No trace in Lloyd's Register

(Source: Lloyd's Register of Shipping)

TELESCOPE 26/11/1830, 58.40N, 07.03W
Outer Hebrides & North Uist
Voyage - The Clyde - Sligo, Capain Codner. Wrecked on Heisker, near North Uist, feared the crew were drowned.

(Source: 'Shipwreck Index of the British Isles' Vol. 4, Section DG - Scotland by Richard and Bridget Larn)
Shipbuilder
James Thornton, Aberdeen
Dimensions
length 58.9' x breadth 18.1' x depth 10.9'
gross tonnage 82 tons

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