ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
CHRISTINA
Construction
WOOD
Type
BARQUE
Date
1840
Description
Date of Build/Launch: June 1840

Owner: Catto, Thomson & Co.

Description: 1 deck and a poop deck, 3 masts, Barque rigged, standing bowsprit, square stern, carvel built, imitation gallery, female figurehead.

Subscribing Owners: William Catto (20 shares), Robert Catto (4 shares), George Thompson (8 shares) All merchants Aberdeen.
Other shareholders: Robert Catto Jnr (4 shares), William Donald (4 shares) George Davidson (4 shares) all merchants Aberdeen. John Grant shipmaster (8 shares), John Anderson shipmaster (4 shares) John Duncan, manufacturer (4 shares), Alexander Grant, farmer, Muirton, Moray (4 shares).
(Source: Aberdeen Register of Shipping (Aberdeen City Archives))

1843/44/45: Master D. Craig; Voyage London - Valparaiso.
1846: Master D. Craig; Voyage London - Valparaiso.
1847/48: Voyage Liverpool - Lima.
1849/50/51/52: Voyage Liverpool - Singapore.
1853/56: Master A. Reid; No voyage given.
No further mention of vessel after this date.
(Source: Lloyd's Register of Shipping)

Aberdeen Journal, 12/03/1856:
To be sold by public group on 12 March within Lemon Tree Hotel the superior A1 barque CHRISTINA, 247 tons register, built Aberdeen 1840. Classed 9 years, restored for 6 years in 1850 at great expense, was yellow metalled 1853 and still in good condition. Vessel is well found in sails and rigging and might be sent to sea at little expense beyond provisioning. Lying in Victoria Dock here. Upset price £1350. Further particulars from John Catto, Son & Co.

The Barque CHRISTINA, 1840, wrecked at Stonehaven, 1851. "Off Scotland", Ian Whittaker.
Shipbuilder
DUTHIE
Dimensions
length 93' x breadth 21.4' x depth 15.2'
gross tonnage 247 N.M. (Lloyd's - 232 tons)

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