ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
MIMOSA
Construction
WOOD
Type
SHIP
Date
1853
Description
Rig: SHIP
Yard Number: 187

Aberdeen Journal Wednesday 22 June 1853:
'Yesterday there was launched from the building yard of Messrs Hall, a splendid ship-rigged vessel, named the 'Mimosa'. Her measurement is 447 tons, new measurement and 540 tons old measurement. The 'Mimosa' is the property of Liverpool owners and is the third vessel which Messrs Hall have built for the same parties. She is intended for the South American trade and is to be commanded by Mr Kemp, a gentleman of long experience, whose fair partner gave the vessel her name. The 'Mimosa' is a really splendid ship and promises to be worthy of her builders. She at present lies at Provost Blaikies Quay.'

This ship became famous for carrying the first contingent of Welsh men, women and children to Patagonia to start a colony in 1865.

List of Masters and Voyages:

Captain Thomas Kemp (July 1853 - October 1857):

Aberdeen - North Shields
North Shields - Rio de Janeiro
Liverpool - Shanghai
Liverpool - Shanghai
London - Liverpool
Liverpool - Shanghai
London - Liverpool
Liverpool - Rio de Janeiro

Captain Trevanion Hugo (November 1857 - May 1862):

Liverpool - Rio de Janeiro
Liverpool - Rio de Janeiro
Liverpool - Rio de Janeiro
Liverpool - Rio de Janeiro and Mauritius
Bristol - Liverpool
Liverpool - Mauritius
Liverpool - Rio de Janeiro

Captain Archibald Johnson (July 1862 - March 1864):

Liverpool - Bahia
Liverpool - Foochow

Captain George Pepperell (April 1864 - November 1870):

London - Rio de Janeiro
Liverpool - Nueva Bay, Patagonia - with Welsh settlers, May - Sept. 1865
Liverpool - Bahia
Liverpool - Bahia
Liverpool - Pernambuco
Liverpool - Bahia
Liverpool - the Brazils
Liverpool - Bahia
Liverpool - Bahia
Liverpool - Pernambuco

Captain Stephen Goodman (March 1871 - March 1872):

Liverpool to New Calabar, West Africa

Captain John Campbell (May 1872 - October 1872):

New Calabar - Liverpool
Liverpool - New Calabar

Hulked and eventually lost at New Calabar.

Master and Voyage details courtesy of Susan Wilkinson, author of 'Mimosa's Voyages - official logs, crew lists and Masters' (Y Lolfa, Wales, 2007) and 'Mimosa - The life and times of the ship that sailed to Patagonia' (Y Lolfa, Wales, 2007).
Shipbuilder
A. HALL & Co., Aberdeen

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