ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
ALEXANDER
Construction
Wood - Carvel
Type
BRIG
Date
1840
Description
Description: 1 deck and a poop deck, 2 masts, brig rigged, standing bowsprit, square stern, carvel built, mock gallery, male figurehead.

Subscribing Owners in 1840:
George Leslie, shipowner (40 shares), Alexander Drummie, manufacturer (8 shares), James Gage (8 shares), all Aberdeen.
Other shareholders:
George Edwards, merchant, London (8 shares)

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

1841-43: Master - William Deans; Owner - G. Leslie; Voyage - Aberdeen to Newcastle
1844: Master - William Deans; Owners - G. Leslie; Voyage - London to Cape of Good Hope
1845: No trace in Lloyds.

(Source: Lloyds Shipping Registers)

24/3/1845: Banburgh, Farn Islands, Knivestone Rocks. On a voyage from Dundee to Newcastle-upon-Tyne, the wooden brig, ALEXANDER, in ballast, struck on the middle of the knivestone at 4am. Her anchors, cables, sails, rigging and store were saved by north Sunderland fisherman before the following tide caused her to break her back and disappear from sight.

(Source: Shipwreck Index of the British Isles. R+B Larn)
Builder
John Ronald & Co.
Dimensions
Length: 82.5'
Breadth: 21'
Depth: 14.1'
Gross tonnage: 207 tons.
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