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To search for specific text on this page, just press 'CTRL F' & then enter your search term. Any help you might provide re this shipbuilder would be much appreciated. We do know that on May 23, 1874, the vessel arrived via Hobart at Hobson's Bay, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, with a cargo of sugar ex Mauritius, & with Mrs. 1, 1884, at age 45, at Double Island, Swatow, China, a year after his wife had died there) was likely the vessel's sole captain, but that clearly is not so. 13, 1877, the vessel left Swatow for Falmouth under the command of Captain Wepnor, with 11 aboard all told. 15/16, 1877, Naworth Castle was wrecked on a reef at or near the Paracels, a group of islands in the South China Sea, 180 miles SE of Hainan Island, China. ), that George Mills is buried in the churchyard of Holy Trinity Church, Southwick. It would seem clear, however, via Lloyd's Registers, that Oswald was the builder, rather it was built at Pallion by a builder named J. It may have been moored at Lord Ambrosio Canale, Zrate Park. No change in auto capacity - 170 cars before & after the rebuild. 56 in the North River at New York, (Hudson River) with a cargo principally of tin plates & sheet iron. There was an Edwin Graham building in 1873 but unsure that he was connected with the later company.' That page names 4 specific vessels built by the yard in 1892, not already listed below (Gerto, Miramar, Hindustan & Aureola) and lists the yard shipbuilding tonnage in the years of 1883 through 1892. Miramar lists - 8 pages, (highest hull number on page). Per 1 (data), 2 (page bottom, Wye), 3 (a modest image at Ascension Island, in the period 1905/1908), 4 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). Morison, Naisby/Naizby, North Eastern Marine Engineering, North East Shipbuilders, North of England Shipbuilding, Osbourne, Graham, page bottom (unusual vessel names). Magnus's son, also named Magnus, was born at sea on his father's ship in 1873. 11, 1874, the vessel left Melbourne for Sydney, New South Wales, & on Jul. It seemed initially that Magnus Linklater (who died on Apl. Derek Holcroft has kindly advised, however, (thanks! Any help you might provide re this Pallion shipbuilder would be much appreciated. I have listed Forfarshire, built in 1867, as being built by Oswald. In 1910 or 1911, the vessel, described as a 'pontoon powder-keg', caught fire & sank when loaded with 60 tons of gunpowder. Maybe this is, however, what finally happened to Forfarshire. That said, I have seen & thank this site (75% down), which records Wm. The passenger capacity was increased, it would seem, from 303 to 1,000. 22, 1885, the vessel ran the measured mile at 11 1/2 knots. 10, 1887, with Captain Weiss in command, the vessel was anchored off old Pier No. Have not read the circumstances anywhere, indeed WWW data about the vessel is essentially non-existent. They were the last firm left building ships at Hylton and survived until 1925.
It would be good to be able, someday, to show every page of the book within these pages. The company which was the result of the 1986 merger of Austin & Pickersgill Ltd. Names of vessels constructed by 'North East Shipbuilders Ltd.' As I find them. A passenger & vehicle ferry, initially double-ended, but later rebuilt as a conventional ferry. Many references at Trove to the ship being Russian (it would seem to have flown the Russian flag), & many references, incorrect I think, to the vessel being a barque. 23, 1898, the vessel, arriving from Sundervaal, (means Sundsvall, Sweden, I think), in the Baltic, left for Adelaide with a cargo of timber. The vessel went to Sydney, NSW, & then to Geelong, near Melbourne to take on board a cargo of wheat (left Mar. In 1900, the vessel was sold, (Miramar does not reference the sale), to Robert Emanuel Mattson, or maybe 'Mattson Rederi A/B', of Mariehamn, have also read Vrd, Finland, without change of vessel name. And left for the Channel with 23,594 bags of wheat. 24, 1911, (I think this is what links 1 says, the vessel rescued 8 members of the crew of Stawbridgen, a 4-masted schooner (not Miramar listed) & landed them at Bermuda. 1912, from Rio de Janeiro & left for Callao, Peru, from Newcastle, likely with coal. 1915, the vessel arrived at Port Adelaide with a cargo of Canadian deal (timber) ex Dalhousie, New Brunswick. In 1923, the vessel was rebuilt for use as a coal hulk in Sydney, NSW, & was still a hulk there in 1929. Per 1 (modest image), 2 (1882 arrival at Sydney, Australia), 3 (data 40% down), 4 (data re Krakatoa eruption), 5 (Empire Line), 6 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). long (81.4 metres) - perpendicular to perpendicular per Miramar), 3 sky-sails, signal letters RBGM. Duncan & Co., of London, (Empire Line), & registered at London. (John) Duncan was her Captain for an amazing number of years - from 1877 to 1907. There are a great many newspaper articles referring to the vessel at Trove, Australia, often carrying coal or wheat. Their used to be data re 'The Great Storm of 1901' & Inga at the website of 'Local History Initiative' - but that website is no more. The webmaster has a few editions of Lloyd's Registers available ex Google books, thru 1890/91 - see left. In late 1901, the vessel was en route from Port Wakefield, near Adelaide, South Australia, via Falmouth, to the Tyne, with a cargo of grain. Hudson gave them to the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade, who retain them in their archives to this very day. (William) Woebling, hit hurricane conditions & was driven on to a reef at Surprise Island, in the Chesterfield Group (New Caledonia in the South Pacific, between Fiji & the E. The crew of ten took to the only usable boat & with difficulty effected a landing, while the vessel itself broke up. The mate returned, however, to the wreck to protect the owner's interests. The Court of Inquiry determined, only on the evidence provided, that the captain had exercised due care in the navigation of Alexa & had been misled by the incorrect reference on the charts as to the speed of the currents in the area. Per 1 (1881 ref.), 2 ('wrecksite.eu', 1909 collision & loss), 3 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access).
), who in about 1873 settled in Double Island, Swatow, now Shantou, Guangdong Province, China. Per 1 (Shaw Savill, Forfarshire), 2 (data & passenger list re 1873 voyage to Wellington, NZ, with 235 passengers), 3 (dates of 6 voyages to NZ), 4 (voyage details, 1875), 5 (see bottom ref. 4), 6 & 7 (images, ex Trove, Australia), 8 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). However, the Mercantile Navy List ('MNL') of 1880 lists the vessel as owned by Walter Savill of London & registered at Southampton. Presumably named for Mount Pantokrator (the word means 'almighty') the highest mountain on Corfu at 906 metres. The rebuilt ferry commenced ferry service from Igoumenitsa, on the W. In early 1870 at least, he was the Mayor of Newport. It is puzzling, however, that the vessel was recorded, as Lancelot, in Lloyd's Registers of 1874/75 & 1876/77.
Dawn Scotting, who is researching her family history, advises that 'Linklater' was Scottish born Magnus Linklater (1837/? But, it seems that the builder, in fact, built one ship only i.e. A 3-masted composite fully rigged passenger sailing ship. In 1873, the ship was sold to Shaw, Savill & Company, & commenced voyages to Australia & New Zealand ('NZ'). Ltd.' ('Spyridon'), also of Piraeus, & renamed Pantokrator. to Thomas Beynon, who described himself in 1876 as 'a shipowner and coal merchant'. 1873 when it was completed & renamed the vessel Wye. Who provides the 2nd image at left, which demonstrates that the vessel was paid off, at Sheerness, on Sep. Image perhaps dates from 1907, a date that seems to be suspect. Richard adds that in the 1899-1901 period, when Richard's grandfather served aboard the vessel, the ship made several voyages calling at such ports as Portsmouth, Plymouth, Madeira, Las Palmas, Sierra Leone, Bahia, Rio de Janeiro & Ascension Island. At a date between the 1876/77 & 1878/79 editions of Lloyd's Register, the owner would seem to have become L. In that later edition however, the vessel was owned by, I believe, 'South Swedish Steam Ship Co.', of Malm, Sweden. 1881, the vessel left Newcastle for Malm with a cargo of coal, & a crew of 32 all told. Miramar dates the departure from Newcastle as being on Oct.
Specializing, in 'installations of boilers, pumps and other marine engineered items'. Hopefully it will be possible, some day, to provide for your interest & enjoyment, a good large scan of the lithograph. The 'linkspan' that they built was presumably for use by one of the many ferries that they constructed. The vessel was a frequent visitor to Australia in the next 19 years - some of the many references at 'Trove' follow. 11, 1897 left for San Francisco with a cargo of 1,982 tons of coal. It left for Lyttelton, New Zealand ('NZ'), in ballast, there to load grain & wool for the U. In May 1901, the vessel took on coal at Newcastle, NSW, for Pecasmayo, Peru. 21, 1904, when off Albany, Western Australia, the vessel, en route from Christiania, Norway, lost two lower topsails in gale conditions. 21, 1904, the vessel left Port Pirie with a cargo that included 412 tons of silver ore bound for St. She lost much of her rigging off Cape Borda, returned to Adelaide for necessary repairs, & left again on Oct. When loading copra at Mia Papa, Tonga, the vessel was driven ashore on May 6, 1906, was floated off by kedges after 2 hours, towed by Manapouri to Nuku'alofa, Tonga, suffering no apparent damage, but went to Auckland, NZ, for survey before proceeding to Falmouth. 14, 1909, the vessel arrived at Sydney via London from Sundswall (Sundsvall, Gulf of Bothnia, Sweden), with 2 million feet of timber. Fell became part owner & Chairman of Gretamain Colliery Limited in Newcastle, NSW, in 1923. 15, 1907, while en route from Montevideo, Uruguay, to Wallaroo, South Ausralia, in ballast, the captain of Celestial Empire died & was buried at sea - but that captain proved to be Captain Cantley, whose wife was likely aboard & at his side. Per 1 (data), 2 (New Zealand article, Inga, at bottom), 3 (Great Storm of 1901 & Inga wreck account), 4 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). Olsen, with a crew of 16 & also 2 boys, both relatives of the ship's owner. It contained two photographs, one of the Inga herself & one of the crew on the deck (both images are at left). The webmaster has a few editions of Lloyd's Registers available ex Google books, thru 1889/90 - see left. The vessel was described as being a 'Pacific Trader' - in the China/Singapore/NZ trade. 7, 1901, the barque, chartered to load phosphates, in ballast, & under the command of W.
In 1880, the vessel was stranded at Lyskil, Sweden, but was later refloated. 19, 2011 - about the company which had workshops in both Wallsend-on-Tyne & Sunderland. We offer next a composite of the e Bay listing images. ) that 7 ships were built at their Southwick facility, specifically hull #'s 3002, 3004, 3006, 3008, 3010, 3012 & 3014. There are a number of quite different types of 'linkspan' all with the same basic purposes. 17, 1897, the vessel left Hamburg, Germany, for Adelaide, South Australia, where it arrived on Jun. It later left for Newcastle, New South Wales ('NSW'), & on Aug. 1900, the vessel was back at Adelaide ex Sundervaal. 1, 1906 the vessel arrived at Adelaide from Buenos Aires in ballast for orders after a voyage of 48 days - & left for Falmouth with 18,001 bags of wheat. 04, 1917, the vessel left Liverpool, in ballast, apparently en route to Mobile, (Alabama? 15, 1907, but there was nothing left to which they could offer assistance. 19/20, 1907, found that 'the cause of the casualty was an error of judgement on the part of the master as to the position of the ship when the wind shifted ...'. Ownership by Interstate is not recorded in the 1924 Lloyd's Annual Ship Register. I learn that a parcel from the ship was found on the beach by one Robert Hudson. 70% down 'April 24 1880'), 2 (1901 wreck report), 3 (Alexa Wreck Inquiry, ex 4), 5 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). long (43.98 metres) perpendicular to perpendicular, signal letters RSBW. There are a few references to vessels named Alexa, including a brief reference to an Apl. In the 1887/88 edition of Lloyd's Register, the vessel, then owned by D. Mc Kenzie, of Auckland, NZ, is recorded as sold to C. I would however need access to Lloyd's Registers to better know what the facts are. 26, 1898, Alexa, described as a barque, collided with the Pyrmont swing bridge while going up to Darling Harbor, Sydney, & carried away some of her head gear.
Metcalf), is stated in the Mercantile Navy Lists of 1880 & 1890 to have been built at Ayre's Quay. The rest of the crew, nine in all, were rescued by a junk the next day, taken to Hainan Island & then on to Hoihow (Haikou), also Hainan Island, where they arrived on Apl. The gravestone inscription, which can be seen here, is quite difficult to read. A number of sites refer to 'lanemetres' with a value of 290. 290 metres of lane length would surely not seem to be sufficient for 170 cars. Built for Charles Hill & Sons, of Bristol (Bristol City Line) & intended for their Bristol to New York service. The christening ceremony was performed by Miss Hill, daughter of the senior owner. The vessel could not be controlled & she crashed heavily into Lone Star, which was modestly damaged. Bristol City Line abandoned the vessel, which was salvaged & presumably repaired, for later in 1887, it became owned by New York & Yucatan Steamship Company, of New York, & renamed Progreso.