ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
ALEXANDER
Construction
WOOD
Type
BRIGANTINE
Date
1818
Description
Rig: BRIGANTINE
Date of Build/Launch: June 1818

Owner: Wm Gray, Robert Weir, James Hay and 3 others

1 deck, 2 masts, brig rigged, standing bowsprit, square stern, carvel built, man bust figurehead.
Master in 1824, John Hogg*
In 1824 Subscribing Owners: William Gray, Chase Hirer, Aberdeen, 30 shares; John Daniel, Manufacturer, Aberdeen, 4 shares; Alexander Harvey, Farmer, Drums, Foveran, 22 shares
Other Owners: John Hogg*, Shipmaster, Aberdeen, 8 shares.
(Source: Aberdeen Register of Shipping (Aberdeen City Archives))

Registered at Aberdeen No:27 in 1818. Re-registered No: 40 in 1824

1824: Lloyd's mentions ship of 124 tons. Built in Aberdeen; Owner W. Gray; Master J. Hogg; Boat described as Snow; Voyage Leith-Charleston.
1825: Voyage Dundee-America.
1826: Tonnage 128 tons?; Voyage Leith-Miramichi, New Brunswick.
1827: Master Carnegy; Voyage Dundee-Nova Scotia.
1830, 1831, 1832, 1833: Details as before.

Aberdeen Journal, 27/1/1819:
For Halifax, Pictou and Miramichi, that fine new brig ALEXANDER, John Hogg master, will be ready to receive goods on board by 1 Feb. and will positively sail by 1 March. For freight or passage apply WM. Gray, Frederick St. The ALEXANDER has excellent accommodation for passengers. Those who intended to go passages to any of above places will please to apply early. Tonnage given as 250 burden. [Advertisement repeated 10th March.]
Shipbuilder
DUTHIE
Dimensions
length 74' x breadth 21'4" x depth 12'10"
gross tonnage 142 9/94 tons
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