Register of Ships
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transcribed from the Lloyd's Register of British and Foreign Shipping
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B.P. HAULIER 1958
Official Number: 186960
Rigging: single screw motor barge carrying petroleum in bulk. For river and estuary service.
Tonnage: 315 tons gross and 173 tons net
Dimensions: 148 feet long and 29.1 foot beam
Construction: 1955, J. Pollock, Sons & Co. Ltd. in Faversham
Propulsion: oil engine with 6 cylinders of 222 mm diameter each; stroke 292 mm; directional screw;
                   engine by Blackstone & Co. Ltd. in Stamford
Owners: Shell Mex & B.P. Ltd.
Port of registry: Faversham

BAARN - 1939
Code letters: PCXE
Rigging: steel single screw steam cargo/passenger liner; 2 decks & Shelter Deck; 7 cemented bulkheads;
              fitted with direction finder & echo sounding device
Tonnage: 5,559 tons gross, 4,634 under deck and 3,361 net
Dimensions: 400.6 feet long, 58.3 foot beam and holds 26.3 feet deep
Construction: 1927, C. Van der Glessen & Zonen's Scheepswerven N.V. in Krimpen
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3  cylinders of 28 1/2, 46 7/16 & 74 13/16 inches diameter respectively;
                  stroke 51 3/16 inches; 570 nominal horsepower; 3 single ended boilers; 9 corrugated fuances;
                  engine by Rotterdam Dry Dock Co. Ltd. in Rotterdam
Owners: Royal Netherlands Steamship Co.
Port of registry: Amsterdam

BACCHUS - 1928
Code letters: NGJD
Rigging: steel twin screws, 2 masts, steamer; 2 decks; fitted with electric light and wireless;
              water ballast
Tonnage: 2,255 tons gross, 1,648 under deck and 1,401 net
Dimensions: 300 feet long, 42 foot beam and holds 19.2 feet deep; Quarter Deck 106 feet;
                    Bridge 78 feet; Forecastle 46 feet
Construction: 1911, Maats. Fyenoord in Rotterdam
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 21 1/2, 33 & 57 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 39 inches; 203 nominal horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners: Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij
Port of registry: Amsterdam

 BAGHDADI - 1885-1887
Code letters:  KDCM                  Official Number:  91855
Master:  Captain Yound
Rigging:  iron single screw steamer; 1 iron deck & Spar Deck; 3 tiers of beams; 4 cemented bulkheads;
               double bottom, aft 70 feet long, under engine & boilers 52 feet, 175 tons;
               Forward Peak Tank 28 tons; Aft Peak Tank 17 tons
Tonnage:  1,704 tons gross, 1,635 under deck and 1,104 net
Dimensions:  255 feet long, 35.1 foot beam and holds 17 feet deep; Bridge Deck 48 feet long
Construction:  1885, Wigham Richardson & Co. in Newcastle
Propulsion:  compound engine with 3 cylinders of 21 1/2, 33 & 55 inches diameter respectively;
                    stroke 39 inches; operating at 150 p.s.i.; 200 horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners:  Persian Gulf Steam Ship Co. Ltd.
Port of registry:  London

BAKANA - 1929
Code letters: KBTH                    Official Number: 140638
Rigging: steel single screw steamer; 1 deck; fitted with electric light & wireless
Tonnage: 5,384 tons gross, 4,838 under deck and 3,253 net
Dimensions: 400.4 feet long, 52.3 foot beam and holds 28.5 feet deep; Poop 49 feet;
                    Bridge 113 feet; Forecastle 40 feet
Construction: 1919, Ropner & Sons, Ltd. in Stockton
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 27, 44 & 73 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 48 inches; 369 nominal horsepower; engine by Richardsons, Westgarth & Co. Ltd.
                   in Middlesborough
Owners: Elder Line Ltd. (Elder, Dempster & Co. Ltd., managers)
Port of registry: Liverpool

BALDER - 1859
Master:  Captain Bache
Rigging:  Schooner
Tonnage:  146 tons
Construction:  1853 in Norway
Owners:  Ellingsen
Port of registry:  Dramen
Port of survey:  Sunderland
Voyage:  sailed for the Mediterannean Sea

BALLACHULISH - 1899
Code letters: MRQV                     Official Number: 97565
Rigging: steel Ship; 1 deck; 2 tiers of beams; 2 cemented bulkheads
Tonnage: 1,901 tons gross, 1,770 under deck and 1,751 net
Dimensions: 265.2 feet long, 40 foot beam and holds 23 feet deep; Poop 37 feet; Forecastle 28 feet
Construction: 1892, A. Rodger & Co. in Port Glasgow; portable double ended boiler
Owners: H. Hogarth & Sons
Port of registry: Ardrossan

BALLARAT - 1866
Master:  Captain J. Allan
Rigging:  Barque; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1867.
Tonnage:  685 tons.
Dimensions:  150 feet long, 30 foot beam and holds 20.1 feet deep.
Construction:  1852 in Aberdeen; partial new keelson and some repairs in 1865; repairs to damages in 1867
Owners:  Vanner & Co.
Port of registry:  London
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  sailed for New Zealand

BALLARAT - 1927
Code letters: KLFJ                     Official Number: 145596
Rigging: steel twin screws steamer; 3 decks, steel Upper Deck partly sheathed in wood & steel
              Shade Deck sheathed in Teak; 9 cemented bulkheads; fitted with electric light & refrigerating
              machinery; cellular double bottom 442 feet, 2,177 tons; Forward Peak Tank 160 tons;
              Aft Peak Tank 164
Tonnage: 13,033 tons gross, 10,031 under deck and 7,928 net
Dimensions: 519.8 feet long, 64.2 foot beam and holds 37.8 feet deep; Forecastle 58 feet
Construction: 1921, Harland & Wolff Ltd. in Belfast
Propulsion: quadruple expansion engine with 8 cylinders of 23 1/2, 34 1/2, 48 1/2 & 70 inches diameter
                   each pair; stroke 54 inches; operating at 215 p.s.i.; 1,341 nominal horsepower; 2 double ended
                   & 3 single ended boilers; 28 corrugated furnaces; grate surface 513 sq. ft.; heating surface
                   21,320 sq. ft.; engine by J.G. Kincaid & Co. in Greenock
Owners: P & O Steam Navigation Co.
Port of registry: Greenock

BALLATER,  ex. BLAIRMORE - 1914-1917
Code letters:  NMQR                Official Number:  102167
Master:  Captain P.D. Mildred
Rigging:  steel single screw steamer; 1 iron deck; 2 tiers of beams; deep framing; 5 cemented bulkheads;
               cellular double bottom, aft 92 feet, under engine & boilers 42 feet, forward 122 feet; 459 tons;
               Forward Peak Tank 38 tons; Aft Peak Tank 36 tons
Tonnage:  2,286 tons gross, 2,098 under deck and 1,456 net
Dimensions:  313 feet long, 38.2 foot beam and holds 22.4 feet deep; Bridge 82 feet; Forecastle 37 feet
Construction:  1894, Harland & Wolff Ltd. in Belfast
Propulsion:  triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 23, 38 & 62 inches diameter respectively; stroke 42 inches;
                   operating at 160 p.s.i.; 245 nominal horsepower; 2 single ended boilers; 6 ribbed furnaces;
                   grate surface 124 sq. ft.; heating surface 3,600 sq. ft.; engine by Muir & Houston in Glasgow
Owners:  Underwood Shipping Co. Ltd. (Monroe, Rutherford & Co., managers)
Port of registry:  Liverpool

BALLOCHMYLE - 1873-1896
Code letters: MLRT                    Official Number: 67930
Master: Captain W. London (1873-87); Captain T.Tait (1888-96)
Rigging: iron single screw steamer; 2 decks; 1 cemented bulkhead
Tonnage: 1,511 tons gross, 1,336 under deck and 1,438 net
Dimensions: 245 feet long, 38.5 foot beam and holds 22.7 feet deep;
                    Poop 48 feet; Forecastle 38 feet
Construction: 1873, Watson in Sunderland
Owners: McKellar & McKellar & Co. (1873-75); R. Cuthbert & Co. (1876-80);
              D. Bruce & Co. (1881-94); Dundee Clipper Line Ltd. (D. Bruce & Co., managers) (1895-96)
Port of registry: Greenock (1873-80); Dundee (1881-96)
Port of survey: London (1873)
Voyage: sailed for New Zealand (1873)

BALLOGIE,  ex. ANTWERPEN,  ex. BULL,  ex. MITTELWEG - 1917
Code letters:  JHVQ                Official Number:  98786
Rigging:  iron single screw steamer; 1 deck; 4 cemented bulkheads; web frames; fitted with electric light;
               double bottom, aft 67 feet, forward 86 feet, under engine & boilers 42 feet, 303 tons;
               Forward Peak Tank 19 tons; Aft Peak Tank 20 tons
Tonnage:  1,207 tons gross, 873 under deck and 615 net
Dimensions:  240 feet long , 33.2 foot beam and holds 14.5 feet deep; Poop 23 feet; Quarter Deck 67 feet;
                     Bridge 54 feet; Forecastle 22 feet
Construction:  1889, Short Bros. in Sunderland
Propulsion:  triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 20, 33 & 54 inches diameter respectively; stroke 39 inches;
                    operating at 160 p.s.i.; 202 nominal horsepower; 2 single ended boilers; 6 plain furnaces;
                    grate surface 107 sq. ft.; heating surface 3,319 sq. ft.; new double ended boilers in 1904;
                    engine by J. Dickinson in Sunderland
Owners:  J. & A. Davidson Ltd.
Port of registry:  Aberdeen

BALMORAL CASTLE - 1881
Code letters: QMFR                Official number: 76935
Master: Captain J. Howson
Rigging: iron single screw steam Brig; 3 decks; 5 cemented bulkheads:
Tonnage: 2,948 tons gross, 2,846 under deck and 1,885 net
Dimensions: 344.8 feet long, 39.4 foot beam and holds 29.1 feet deep; Forecastle 24 feet
Construction: 1876, Napier & Sons in Glasgow
Propulsion: compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 47 & 75 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 48 inches; 300 horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners: D. Currie & Co.
Port of registry: London

BALMORAL CASTLE - 1913
Code letters:  HQLF                Official Number:  129074
Master:  Captain R. Reynolds
Rigging:  steel twin screws steamer; 4 decks, steel Main Deck sheathed in wood, steel Upper
               Deck sheathed in teak; 9 cemented bulkheads; fitted with electric light, refrigerating
               machinery, submarine signalling device & wireless; cellular double bottom, aft 94 feet,
               under engine & boilers 209 feet & forward 130 feet, 1,825 tons; Forward Peak Tank 95 tons.
Tonnage:  13,361 tons gross, 10,683 under deck and 7,512 net.
Dimensions:  570 feet long, 64.5 foot beam and holds 38.9 feet deep; Poop 74 feet long;
                      Forecastle 116 feet; Promenade Deck 346 feet long; bar keel 3 inches.
Construction:  1910, Fairfield Co. Ltd. in Glasgow
Propulsion:  quadruple expansion engine with 8 cylinders of 32, 46, 66 1/2 & 96 in. diameter each pair;
                    stroke 60 inches; operating at 220 p.s.i.; 2,234 nominal horsepower; 6 double ended &
                    4 single ended boilers; 52 corrugated furnaces, grate surface 1,050 sq. ft.; heating
                    surface 40,637 sq. ft.; engine by the builders
Owners:  The Union-Castle Mail Steam Ships Co. Ltd.
Port of registry:  London

BALNAGUITH - 1856
Master: Captain A. Smith
Rigging: Barque; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1853; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 453 tons
Construction: 1853 in Maulmain
Owners: Dunbar & Co.
Port of registry: London
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for New Zealand

BALTAZAN - 1901-1905
Code letters:  PDWR
Master:  Captain R.J. Milestone
Rigging:  steel single screw steamer; 1 steel deck & iron Spark Deck; deep framing; 6 cemented
               bulkheads; cellular double bottom, aft 106 feet, under engine 22 feet, forward 130 feet,
               714 tons; Aft Peak Tank 57 tons
Tonnage:  3,278 tons gross, 3,050 under deck and 2,096 net
Dimensions:  328.1 feet long, 47.1 foot beam and holds 15.9 feet deep;
                     Poop 29 feet; Bridge 70 feet; Forecastle 35 feet
Construction:  1896, R. Thompson & Sons in Sunderland
Propulsion:  triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 24, 39 & 64 inches diameter respectively;
                    stroke 42 inches; operating at 160 p.s.i.; 277 nominal horsepower; 2 single ended boilers,
                    6 plain furnaces; grate surface 120 sq. ft.; heating surface 4,338 sq. ft.; engine by
                    G. Clark Ltd. in Sunderland
Owners:  Liverpool Shipping Co. Ltd. (H. Fernie & Sons, managers)
Port of registry:  Liverpool

BALTIC - 1861
Master: a) Captain J. Wilson; b) Captain J. Armstrong
Rigging: Snow
Tonnage: 196 tons
Construction: 1843 in Sunderland; some repairs in 1851, 1859 & 1861
Owners: Charlton & Co.
Port of registry: Blyth
Port of survey: Blyth
Voyage: sailed a) on Coastal Trade; b) for the Baltic Sea

BALTIC - 1882
Code letters: KMTV                Official Number: 65877
Rigging: iron twin screws steam Barque
Tonnage: 3,707 tons gross, 2,622 under deck and 2,209 net
Dimensions: 420 feet long, 40.9 foot beam and holds 31 feet deep
Construction: 1871, Harland & Wolff Ltd. in Belfast
Propulsion: compound engine with 4 inverted cylinders of 40 & 78 inches diameter each pair;
                   stroke 60 inches; 600 horsepower; engine by Maudsley, Sons & Fields in London
Owners: Oceanic Steam Navigation Co. Ltd.
Port of registry: Liverpool

BALTIC - 1929
Code letters:  VRSF                Official Number:  118101
Rigging:  steel twin screws, 4 masts, steamer; 4 decks & Shelter Deck; fitted with electric light, wireless,
               direction finder, submarine signalling device & refrigerating machinery; water ballast
Tonnage:  23,884 tons gross, 21, 693 under deck and 14,549 net
Dimensions:  709.2 feet long, 75.6 foot beam and holds 52.5 feet deep
Construction:  1904, Harland & Wolff Ltd. in Belfast
Propulsion:  quadruple expansion engine with 8 cylinders of 33, 47 1/2, 68 1/2 & 98 inches diameter respectively;
                    stroke 63 inches; 1,524 nominal horsepower; new boilers in 1924; engine by the builders
Owners:  Oceanic Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. (White Star Line)
Port of registry:  Liverpool

BAMAKO - 1930-1943
Code letters: OSIF (1930-39); FNHF (1940-43)
Rigging: steel single screw motor vessel; 2 decks; water ballast
Tonnage: 2,357 tons gross, 2,114 under deck and 1,431 net
Dimensions: 281.9 feet long, 45.1 foot beam and holds 21.1 feet deep;
                    Poop 24 feet; Bridge 93 feet; Forecastle 29 feet
Construction: 1930, Burmeister & Wain in Copenhagen
Propulsion: 4-stroke, single acting oil engine with 6 cylinders of 21 5/8 inches diameter each;
                   stroke 39 3/8 inches; 271 nominal horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners: Compagnie de navigation Paquet
Port of registry: Marseilles                    Torpedoed April 9, 1943

BAMBOROUGH CASTLE 1851
Master: Captain Christie
Rigging: Schooner; fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 63 tons using old measurements and 46 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1791 in Newcastle; new deck, whales & top sides in 1846;
                      repairs to damages in 1848
Owners: W. Christie
Port of registry: Aberdeen
Port of survey: Aberdeen
Voyage: sailed on Coastal Trade

BANDA - 1866
Master: Captain A. Morris
Rigging: Ship; sheathed in yellow metal in 1864; fastened with copper bolts
Tonnage: 481 tons
Dimensions: 148.3 feet long, 27.6 foot beam and holds 17.8 feet deep
Construction: 1861, Kennedy in Whitehaven
Owners: McDermid & Co.
Port of registry: Liverpool
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for Australia

BANGALORE - 1847/1848
Master:  Captain T. Aiton
Rigging:  Barque; sheathed in yellow metal and partly in felt in 1847
Tonnage:  343 tons using old measurements and 383 tons using new measurements
Construction:  1841 in Greenock; major repairs in 1847
Owners:  J. Cree (1847); Lusk & Co. (1848)
Port of registry:  Glasgow
Port of survey:  Clyde
Voyage:  sailed for Sourabaya (1847); sailed for China (1848)

BANGALORE - 1850
Master:  Captain Morgan
Rigging:  Barque; sheathed in yellow metal in 1849
Tonnage:  665 tons using old measurements and 877 tons using new measurements
Construction:  1843 in Jersey; some repairs in 1846; repairs to damages in 1849
Owners:  R. Brooks
Port of registry:  London
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  sailed for Sydney

BANKLANDS -1899
Code letters: KRTW                     Official Number: 93779
Rigging: steel Barque; 2 decks; 1 cemented bulkhead
Tonnage: 1,239 tons gross, 1,159 under deck and 1,174 net
Dimensions: 225.7 feet long, 36.3 foot beam and holds 22 feet deep; Quarter Deck 34 feet;
                    Forecastle 28 feet
Construction: 1888, J. Reid & Co. in Port Glasgow
Owners: Bank Shipping Co. Ltd. (W. Just & Co., managers)
Port of registry: Liverpool

BANN - 1881-1887
Code letters:  PDML                Official Number:  73550
Master:  Captain J.T. Cutting (1881-87)
Rigging:  iron Ship; 2 decks; 2 cemented bulkheads.
Tonnage:  1,736 tons gross, 1,567 under deck and 1,667 net.
Dimensions:  250.1 feet long, 38.9 foot beam and holds 24.2 feet deep;
                      Poop 50 feet long; Forecastle 40 feet.
Construction:  1875, T.R. Oswald & Co. in Sunderland.
Owners:  J. Nourse
Port of registry:  London
Port of survey:  Calcutta

BAOULÉ - 1922
Code letters:  OCYN
Rigging:  steel single screw steamer; 2 decks; fitted with refrigerating machinery & wireless; water ballast
Tonnage:  5,857 tons gross and 3,539 tons net
Dimensions:  391.7 feet long, 55.7 foot beam and holds 31.7 feet deep; Poop 39 feet;
                     Bridge 125 feet; Forecastle 54 feet
Construction:  1921, Ateliers & Chantiers de la Loire in Nantes
Propulsion:  triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 25 1/2, 42 1/2 & 68 1/2 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 48 inches; 325 nominal horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners:  Chargeurs Réunis
Port of registry:  Le Havre

BARALA - 1917
Code letters: HVMC                    Official Number: 133022
Master: Captain F.L. Mott
Rigging: steel single screw Schooner; 2 decks, Upper Deck sheated in Teak; 5 cemented bulkheads;
              fitted with electric light & wireless; cellular double bottom, aft 94 feet, under engine & boilers
              67 feet; forward 124 feet, 647 tons; Forward Peak tank 47 feet; Aft Peak Tank 18 feet
Tonnage: 3,148 tons gross, 2,667 under deck and 1,899 net
Dimensions: 330.5 feet long, 46.2 foot beam and holds 23.1 feet deep; Poop 49 feet;
                    Bridge 94 feet; Forecastle 34 feet
Construction: 1912, Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd. in Glasgow
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 20, 34 & 58 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 45 inches; 526 nominal horsepower; 3 single ended & 1 auxiliary single ended boilerls;
                   11 corrugated furnaces; grate surface 227 sq. ft.; heating surface 9,047 sq. ft.;
                   engine by the builders
Owners: British India Steam Navigation Co. Ltd.
Port of registry: Glasgow

BARBADOES - 1861
Master:  Captain G. Anderson
Rigging:  Barque; sheathed in yellow metal in 1860; fastened with copper bolts
Tonnage:  279 tons
Construction:  1860, Green in Grimsby
Owners:  F.W. Green
Port of registry:  Bristol                                                                 
Port of survey:  Bristol
Voyage:  sailed for Australia                             WRECKED

BARBARA 1838-1841
Master: Captain Banton (1838-41); Captain Jeffas (1841)
Rigging: Barque; sheathed in copper in 1836; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 490 tons
Construction: 1835 in Nova Scotia
Owners: Ridgeway & Co.
Port of registry: Liverpool
Port of survey: Liverpool
Voyage: sailed for Bombay

BARDASTER - 1835-1836
Master: Captain Chalmers
Rigging: Ship; 2 decks; sheathed in copper in 1833
Tonnage: 435 tons
Construction: 1833 in New Brunswick using Black Birch, Spruce, Pine & Fir
Owners: Henderson
Port of registry: Liverpool
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for New South Wales

BARING - 1818

(Red Book - Shipowners)
Master:  Captain J. Lamb
Rigging:  Ship; 3 decks; sheathed with copper over boards in 1816
Tonnage:  834 tons
Construction:  1801 in River; proved iron cable
Owners:  Buckle
Draught under load:  21 feet
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  sailed for New South Wales

(Green Book - Underwriters)
Master:  Captain J. Lamb
Rigging:  Ship; 3 decks; sheathed with copper over boards in 1817
Tonnage:  830 tons
Construction:  River; vessel 18 years old
Owners:  Buckle & Co.
Draught under load:  20 feet
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  sailed for Botany Bay

BARON CATHCART - 1918-1924, ex. AMPHION-1917, ex. WESTHAMPTON-1913
ex. ELLI-1912, ex. WESTHAMPTON-1907-1910
Code letters: HKBF (1908-11); HRTJ (1912-24)        Official Number: 124324
Master: Captain A.W. Foxworthy (1907-09); Captain J. Dew (1910-13); Captain S.H. Hill (1913-21)
Rigging: steel single screw steamer; 1 deck; 4 cemented bulkheads; cellular double bottom,
              aft & under engine 110 feet, forward 110 feet, 458 tons; Aft Peak Tank 30 tons
Tonnage: 1,860 tons gross, 1,724 under deck and 1,162 net
Dimensions: 279.3 feet long, 40.1 foot beam and holds 18.1 feet deep; Poop 25 feet;
                    Bridge 64 feet; Forecastle 28 feet
Construction: 1907, Osbourne, Graham & Co. in Sunderland
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 20, 33 & 54 inches diameter respectively;
                  stroke 36 inches; operating at 160 p.s.i.; 190 nominal horsepower; 2 single ended boilers;
                  6 plain furnaces; grate surface 85 sq. ft.; heating surface 3,060 sq. ft.; engine by
                  Richardson, Westgarth & Co. Ltd. in Sunderland
Owners: Furness, Withy & Co. Ltd.
Port of registry: West Hartlepool

BARON SEMPILL - 1911-1914
Code letters: HTGQ                                              Official Number: 128959
Master: Captain W.H.P. Hurrel
Rigging: steel single screw steamer; 2 decks; fitted with electric light
Tonnage: 1,607 tons gross, 1,412 under deck and 868 net
Dimensions; 275.3 feet long, 40.1 foot beam and holds 17 feet deep
Construction: 1911, A. Rodger & Co. in Port Glasgow
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 18 1/2, 31 & 51 inches diameter respectively;
                  stroke 36 inches; 156 nominal horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners: Kelvin Shipping Co. Ltd. (J. Hogarth & Sons, managers)
Port of registry: Ardrossan

BAROSSA - 1839
Master: Captain Gray
Rigging: Barque; sheathed in copper in 1832
Tonnage: 730 tons
Construction: 1811 in Bengal
Owners: J. Somes
Port of registry: London
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed on Transportation

BARRETTO JUNIOR - 1837
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in felt and copper in 1833
Master:  Captain Saunders
Tonnage:  523 tons.
Construction:  1818 in Calcutta, using Teak
Owners:  Reid & Co.
Port of registry:  London
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  sailed for Calcutta

BARROSA - 1814
 
(Green Book - Underwriters)
Master: Captain Ferguson
Rigging: Ship; 2 decks; sheathed in copper; coir rigging
Tonnage: 730 tons
Construction: Bengal; vessel 2 years old; 18 guns
Owners: Ferguson
Draught under load: 20 feet
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for the East Indies
 
(Red Book - Shipowners)
Master: Captain Ferguson
Rigging: Ship; 2 decks; sheathed in copper
Tonnage: 730 tons
Construction: 1812 in Bengal
Owners: Captain
Draught under load: 20 feet
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for the East Indies

BARTLEY - 1833
Master:  Captain J. Webber
Rigging:  Brig; single deck with beams; sheathed in copper in 1824.
Tonnage:  133 tons
Construction:  1812 in Liverpool; new keel and some repairs in 1831.
Owners:  D. Baird
Draught under load:  11 feet
Port of survey: (Green Book) Greenock; (Red Book) London
Voyage: (Green Book) Coastal trade; (Red Book) Petersburg

BARWON - 1966
Code letters: VLLZ                    Official Number: 159579
Rigging: steel single screw steamer; 1 deck; 6 bulkheads;
              fitted with echo sounding device and gyro-compass
Tonnage: 4,303 tons gross, 2,196 net and 5,640 summer deadweight
Dimensions: 378ft. 4in. long, 50ft. 4in. beam and holds 22ft. 7in. deep;
                    Poop & Bridge 147 feet; Forecastle 43 feet
Construction: 1939, Caledon Ship Building & Engine Co. Ltd. in Dundee
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 20 1/2, 33 & 54 inches diameter respectively;
                  stroke 42 inches; 1,850 indicated horsepower; engine by
                  J.G. Kincaid & Co. Ltd. in Greenock; service speed 10 knots
Owners: Associated Steam Ship Pty Ltd.
Port of registry: Melbourne

BASIL - 1947
Code letters: GNSJ                     Official Number: 149671
Rigging: steel single screw steamer; 2 decks & Shelter Deck; 8 partly cemented bulkheads;
              fitted with direction finder; cellular double bottom 350 feet, 990 tons; Deep Tank aft 32 feet,
              783 tons; Forward Peak Tank 86 tons; Aft Peak Tank 32 tons
Tonnage: 4,913 tons gross, 4,449 under deck and 3,558 net
Dimensions: 407.9 feet long, 53.8 foot beam and holds 26 feet deep; Forecastle 28 feet
Construction: 1928, Hawthorn, Leslie & Co. Ltd. in Newcastle
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 25 1/2, 43 1/2 & 73 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 51 inches; operating at 215 p.s.i.; 600 nominal horsepower; 3 single ended boilers
                   with superheaters; 9 corrugated furnaces; grate surface 195 sq. ft.; heating surface 8,859 sq. ft.;
                   engine by the builders
Owners: Booth Steam Ship Co. Ltd.
Port of registry: Liverpool

BATAVIA - 1841
Master:  Captain P. Blair
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in felt and copper in 1836
Tonnage:  366 tons
Construction:  1817 in Kincar; major repairs in 1829; some repairs in 1836
Owners:  W. West
Port of registry:  Batavia
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  sailed for Batavia

BATHORI  - 1903-1906
Code letters:  JCGB
Master:  Captain A. Blazevich
Rigging:  steel single screw steamer; 2 decks; steel Upper Deck sheathed in
                wood; web frames; 5 cemented bulkheads; cellular double bottom, aft 82 feet long,
                under engine & boilers 32 feet, forward 122 feet, 411 tons; Aft Peak Tank 49 tons
Tonnage:  2,223 tons gross, 2,010 under deck and 1,383 net
Dimensions:  285 feet long, 38.2 foot beam and holds 23.1 feet deep; Poop 30 feet long;
                      Bridge Deck 60 feet; Forecastle 33 feet
Construction:  1892, Wigham Richardson & Co. in Newcastle
Propulsion:  triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 22, 36 & 59 inches diameter respectively;
                    stroke 39 inches; operating at 165 p.s.i.; 237 nominal horsepower; 2 single ended boilers;
                    6 ribbed furnaces; grate surface 99 sq. ft.; heating surface 3,808 sq. ft.;
                    engine by the builders
Owners:  Royal Hungarian Sea Navigation Co. Adria Ltd.
Port of registry:  Fiume
Port of survey:  Trieste

BATORY - 1936
Code letters:  SPEE
Rigging:  twin screws passenger liner; 2 decks; 3rd deck forward & in No. 3 hold aft;
               9 cemented bulkheads; cruiser stern; fitted with direction finder, gyro-compass and
               refrigerating machinery; cellular double bottom 384 feet long, 1,147 tons; Deep Tank aft
               207 tons; Forward Peak Tank 130 tons; Aft Peak Tank 182 tons; strengthened for
               navigation in ice.
Tonnage:  14,237 tons gross, 8,342 under deck and 8,167 net.
Dimensions:  498.8 feet long, 70.8 foot beam and holds 32.4 feet deep;
                      Bridge & Forecastle 485 feet long; Upper Bridge 280 feet.
Construction:  1936, Cantieri Riuniti Dell'Adriatico in Montefalcone.
Propulsion:  2 stroke single acting oil engine with 18 cylinders of 28 3/8 in. diameter each;
                    stroke 49 3/16 inches; 2,516 nominal horsepower; 2 double ended boilers;
                    engine by Cantieri Riuniti Dell'Adriatico in Trieste.
Owners:  Gdynia-America Shipping Line Ltd.
Port of registry:  Gdynia

BAYANO - 1921
Official Number: 141870
Rigging: steel twin screws, 3 masts, steamer; 2 decks; fitted with electric light, wireless,
              refrigerating machinery and submarine signalling device
Tonnage: 6,788 tons gross, 5,204 under deck and 3,963 net
Dimensions: 425.5 feet long, 54.2 foot beam and holds 30.4 feet deep; Poop 40 feet;
                    Bridge 195 feet; Forecastle 47 feet
Construction: 1917, A. Stephen & Sons Ltd. in Glasgow
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 6 cylinders of 23 1/2, 39 1/2 & 67 inches diameter each pair;
                   stroke 48 inches; 622 nominal horsepower; engine by the builders
Owner: Elders & Fyffes Ltd.
Port of registry: Glasgow

BAYARD - 1883-1887
Code letters:  WFTB                Official Number:  49891
Master:  Captain McDonald
Rigging:  iron Barque; 2 decks, 1 cemented bulkhead.
Tonnage:  1,380 tons gross, 1,248 under deck and 1,319 net.
Dimensions:  219.7 feet long, 36.5 foot beam and holds 22.9 feet deep;
                      Poop 35 feet long; Forecastle 33 feet.
Construction:  1864, T. Vernon & Son in Liverpool
Owners:  Foley & Co.
Port of registry:  London
Port of survey:  Mauritius

BAYSARNIA - 1917,  ex. SARNIA,  ex. GERDA
Code letters: JNTB                    Official Number: 139182
Master: Captain Nichols
Rigging: steel single screw steamer; 3 decks; fitted with electric light, wireless & refrigerating machinery; water ballast
Tonnage: 3,458 tons gross, 2,996 under deck and 2,117 net
Dimensions: 352.4 feet long, 42.2 foot beam and holds 26 feet deep
Construction: 1892, Blohm & Voss in Hamburg
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 25 3/16. 40 & 66 inches diameter respectively; stroke 42 1/8 inches;
                   283 nominal horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners: The Bay Steam Ships Co. Ltd.
Port of registry: London

BEATRICE - 1864

1) Master:  Captain Wakeham
Rigging:  iron Barque; 1 bulkhead
Tonnage:  591 tons
Dimensions:  164 feet long, 28 foot beam and holds 18 feet deep
Construction:  1864, Royden in Liverpool
Owners:  Royden & Son
Port of registry:  Liverpool
Port of survey:  Liverpool
Voyage:  sailed for India

2) Master:  Captain Martin
Rigging:  Schooner; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1861; fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage:  99 tons
Dimensions:  94.1 feet long, 19.1 foot beam and holds 11.3 feet deep
Construction:  1850, Gray in Newhaven
Owners:  Must
Port of registry:  Portland Bay
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  sailed for Australia

BECKERMET - 1882
Official Number:  58194
Master:  Captain J. Young
Rigging:  Brigantine; 3 masts; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1882;
               fastened with copper bolts
Tonnage:  229 tons gross, 217 under deck and 223 net
Dimensions:  107.1 feet long, 23.1 foot beam and holds 12.9 feet deep
Construction:  1871, Shepherd in Whitehaven; repairs to damages in 1882
Owners:  T. Middleton
Port of registry:  Whitehaven

BEDLINGTON 1854
Master: Captain C. Gourley
Rigging: iron Barque
Tonnage: 427 tons
Construction: 1842 in South Shields; vessel lengthened and major repairs in 1853
Owners: Anderson
Port of registry: Leith
Port of survey: Leith
Voyage: sailed for the Baltic Sea

BEDLINGTON 1872-1873
Official Number: 67367
Master: Captain F. Minns (1872); Captain C. Clare (1873)
Rigging: iron single screw steamer; 4 cemented bulkheads
Tonnage: 305 tons gross and 193 tons net
Dimensions: 139.7 feet long, 21.1 foot beam and holds 11.8 feet deep
Construction: 1872, Coulson in Newcastle
Propulsion: steam engine producing 45 horsepower
Owners: Humble & Co.
Port of registry: Newcastle
Port of survey: Newcastle (1872); Stockton (1873)
Voyage: sailed for the Baltic Sea (1873)

BEECHER STOWE - 1858
Master:  Captain Jack
Rigging:  Barque; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1857
Tonnage:  346 tons using old measurements and 352 tons using new measurements
Construction:  1853 in Sunderland
Owners:  G. Avery
Port of registry:  North Shields
Port of survey:  Bristol

BEECROFT - 1881
Code letters: NTKW                    Official Number: 70933
Master: Captain T.M. Hewitt
Rigging: iron Ship; 1 deck; 2 tiers of beams; 1 cemented bulkhead
Tonnage: 1,626 tons gross, 1,544 under deck and 1,586 net
Dimensions: 251.3 feet long, 38.8 foot beam and holds 23.6 feet deep; Forecastle 23 feet
Construction: 1875, T.R. Oswald in Sunderland
Owners: Hargrove & Hellon
Port of registry: Liverpool

BEEJAPORE - 1851
Master:  Captain McClay
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1851; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage:  1,347 tons using old measurements and 1,676 tons using new measurements
Construction:  1851 in Saint John, using Oak, Pine, Hackmatac & Birch
Owners:  Willis & Co.
Port of registry:  Liverpool
Port of survey:  Liverpool
Voyage:  sailed for New York

BELGIC - 1911-1913, ex. SAMLAND, ex. MISSISSIPPI
Code letters: HTLW                     Official Number: 131383
Master: Captain J.H.A. Thornton
Rigging: steel twin screws, 4 masts, steamer;  3 decks & Shelter Deck partly sheathed in wood;
              8 cemented bulkheads; fitted with refrigerating machinery, electric light, wireless & submarine
              signalling device; cellular double bottom, aft 120 feet, under engine & boilers 83 feet,
              forward 194 feet, 1,496 tons; Deep Tank aft 43 feet, 980 tons; Deep Tank forward 35 feet,
              1,015 tons; Forward Peak Tank 125 tons; Aft Peak Tank 80 tons
Tonnage: 10,151 tons gross, 9,484 under deck and 7,460 net
Dimensions: 490.4 feet long, 58.2 foot beam and holds 39.4 feet deep; Bridge on Shelter Deck 128 feet
Construction: 1903, New York Ship Building Co., Camden, NJ
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 6 cylinders of 25, 42 1/2 & 72 inches diameter each pair;
                   stroke 48 inches; operating at 200 p.s.i.; 997 nominal horsepower; 2 double ended & 2 single
                   ended boilers; 18 corrugated furnaces; grate surface 318 sq. ft.; heating surface
                   14,106 sq. ft.; new double ended boilers in 1906; engine by the builders
Owners: Oceanic Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. (White Star Line)
Port of registry: Liverpool

BELL 1854
Master: Captain W. Forsayth
Rigging: Barque; sheathed in yellow metal in 1853
Tonnage: 345 tons using old measurements and 367 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1845 in Sunderland; some repairs in 1848
Owners: Smith & Co.
Port of registry: London
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for the Cape of Good Hope

BELLA DONNA - 1854
Master: Captain Richards
Rigging: Barque
Tonnage: 401 tons using old measurements and 408 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1853, Sunderland
Owners: J. How
Port of registry: Bideford
Port of survey: Sunderland
Voyage: sailed for Québec

BELLE - 1841

1) Master:  Captain Brewer
Rigging:  Barque
Tonnage:  283 tons using old measurements and 320 tons using new measurements
Construction:  1840 in Shields
Owners:  Norway & Co.
Port of registry:  Woodbridge
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  sailed for Québec

2) Master:  Captain P. Wilson
Rigging:  Schooner; fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage:  73 tons using old measurements and 69 tons using new measurements
Construction:  1838 in Padstow
Owners:  Captain
Port of registry:  Padstow
Port of survey:  Padstow
Voyage:  sailed on Coastal Trade

BELLE - 1878-1881
Official Number: 77648
Master: Captain M. Johns
Rigging: Brigantine; 1 deck; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 212 tons gross, 205 under deck and 212 net
Dimensions: 106.6 feet long, 24.9 foot beam and holds 12.9 feet deep
Construction: 1877, Richards on Prince Edward Island
Owners: M.G. Roberts
Port of Registry: Swansea

BELLE ALLIANCE - 1820
Master:  Captain W. Roulff
Rigging:  Ship.
Tonnage:  637 tons
Construction:  1817 in Bengal
Owner:  McCray
Port of survey: London
Destination:  sailed for India

BELLE CREOLE - 1852
Master: Captain Henton
Rigging: Barque; sheathed in yellow metal in 1851
Tonnage: 265 tons using old measurements and 269 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1841 in Sunderland; some repairs in 1844
Owners: Teighe & Co.
Port of registry: London
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for Cape Good Hope

BELLE OF THE EXE 1880
Code letters: RJSM                  Official Number: 69570
Master: Captain J.C. Graves
Rigging: Brigantine; 3 masts; 1 deck; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1880;
              fastened with copper bolts
Tonnage: 233 tons gross, 228 under deck and 233 net
Dimensions: 120 feet long, 25.1 foot beam and holds 12.9 feet deep; Poop 5 tons
Construction: 1878, Redway in Exmouth
Owners: T. Redway
Port of registry: Exeter

BELLE OF THE OCEAN - 1858
Master: Captain Cummings
Rigging: Ship; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 647 tons
Construction: 1857 in Miramichi using Birch, Tamarack & Pitch Pine
Owners: Hutcheson
Port of registry: Miramichi
Port of survey: Liverpool
Voyage: sailed for Miramichi

BELLISSIMA - 1863-1864
Master: Captain J. Whittle (1863); Captain Ritchie (1864)
Rigging: iron Barque; 2 cemented bulkheads
Tonnage: 432 tons
Dimensions: 148.5 feet long, 26.1 foot beam and holds 16.2 feet deep
Construction: 1862, Lawrence in Liverpool
Owners: Kellock & Co. (1863); Whittle & Co. (1864)
Port of registry: Liverpool
Port of survey: Liverpool
Voyage: sailed for Australia

BELMONT - 1860-1863
Master:  Captain R. Grant
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in1860; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage:  945 tons
Construction:  1856 in Saint John, NB, using Birch, Tamarack & Pitch Pine
Owners:  Wigging
Port of registry:  Saint John, NB
Port of survey:  Liverpool
Voyage:  sailed for Caldera (1860)

BELVEDERE - 1795-1796
Master: Captain P. Talbot
Rigging: Ship; 2 decks
Tonnage: 260 tons
Construction: 1793 in New York
Owners: Harden & Co.; American property
Draught under load: 14 feet
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for New York

BEN-MY-CHREE 1942
Code letters: GNDB                   Official Number: 145304
Rigging: steel twin screws steamer; 1 deck & Shelter Deck; 3rd deck clear of machinery space;
              10 cemented bulkheads; cellular double bottom, aft 86 feet, forward 60 feet, 149 tons;
              Forward Peak Tank 13 tons; Aft Peak Tank 77 tons
Tonnage: 2,586 tons gross, 1,823 under deck and 1,043 net
Dimensions: 355 feet long, 46.1 foot beam and holds 17.4 feet deep; Promenade Deck 250 feet
Construction: 1927, Cammell, Laird & Co. Ltd. in Birkenhead
Propulsion: 4 steam turbines single reduction geared to twin screw shafts; 1,745 nominal horsepower;
                   2 double & 2 single ended boilers; 24 corrugated furnaces; engine by the builders
Owners: Isle of Man Steam Packet Co. Ltd.
Port of registry: Douglas, IOM

BENALLA - 1913-1915
Code letters: JBPG                    Official Number: 135322
Master: Captain Symonds
Rigging: steel twin screws steamer; 3 decks; 8 cemented bulkheads;
              fitted with electric light, wireless & refrigerating machinery; cellular double bottom,
              aft 138 feet, forward 185 feet, 1,248 tons; Forward Peak Tank 115 tons;
              Aft Peak Tank 143 tons
Tonnage: 11,118 tons gross, 9,267 under deck and 7,026 net
Dimensions: 500.1 feet long, 62.2 foot beam and holds 29.8 feet deep;
                    Poop 21 feet; Bridge 205 feet; Forecastle 82 feet
Construction: 1913, Caird & Co. Ltd. in Greenock
Propulsion: quadruple expansion engines with 8 cylinders of 23 1/2, 34 1/2, 48 1/2 & 70 inches
                   diameter each pair; stroke 54 inches; 1,200 nominal horsepower; 2 double and
                   2 single ended boilers; 24 corrugated furnaces; grate surface 440 sq. ft.;
                   heating surface 18,188 sq. ft.; engine by the builders
Owners: P & O Steam Navigation Co.
Port of registry: Greenock

BENBRACK - 1884,  ex. BELLONA
Code letters:  QGCV
Rigging:  iron single screw Barque
Tonnage:  1,914 tons gross, 1,611 under deck and 1,226 net
Dimensions:  300.3 feet long, 34.2 foot beam and holds 24.1 feet deep;
                     Poop 156 tons; Forecastle 66 tons
Construction:  1862, Smith in Glasgow
Propulsion:  steam engine with 2 cylinders of 50 inches diameter each; stroke 48 inches;
                    300 horsepower; engine by Smith & Rodger in Glasgow
Owners:  J. Hoult
Port of registry:  Liverpool

BEN CRUACHAN - 1886-1887
Code letters: MHLR                  Official Number: 68051
Master: Captain A. Roberts
Rigging: iron Ship; 2 decks; 1 cemented bulkhead
Tonnage: 1,540 tons gross, 1,314 under deck and 1,468 net
Dimensions: 255.5 feet long, 37 foot beam and holds 21.7 feet deep;
                    Poop 56 feet; Forecastle 39 feet
Construction: 1873, Barclay, Curle & Co. in Glasgow
Owners: Watson Bros.
Port of registry: Glasgow

BENDIGO 1892-1902
Official Number: 99464
Master: Captain F. Ballard
Rigging: steel single screw steamer; 1 deck
Tonnage: 144 tons gross, 133 under deck and 39 net
Dimensions: 100.5 feet long, 20.5 foot beam and holds 10.5 feet deep
Construction: 1892, Hall, Russell & Co. in Aberdeen
Propulsion: compound engine with 2 cylinders of 17 & 34 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 24 inches; 50 registered horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners: J. Wilson (J.T.T. Wilson, manager) (1892-1901); P. Johnstone (1902)
Port of registry: Aberdeen

BEN DOURAN - 1886-1887
Code letters:  WCHT                Official Number:  84350
Master:  Captain R.H. John
Rigging:  iron, 4 masts, Ship; 1 partly iron deck; 2 tiers of beams; 1 cemented bulkhead.
Tonnage:  1,950 tons gross, 1,780 under deck and 1,871 net.
Dimensions:  280.4 feet long, 40.2 feet deep and holds 23.6 feet deep;
                      Poop 41 feet long; Forecastle 40 feet long.
Construction:  1881, H. Murray & Co. in Port Glasgow; repairs to damages in 1886
Owners:  Watson Bros.
Port of registry:  Glasgow
Port of survey:  Newcastle

BENEDICK - 1914-1916,  ex. ARBIB BROTHERS
Code letters: KWTD               Official Number: 95517
Master: Captain B. Swindo-Stothard
Rigging: steel single screw steamer; 2 decks; 3 tiers of beams; 5 cemented bulkheads
Tonnage: 2,714 tons gross, 2,528 under deck and 1,758 net
Dimensions: 320 feet long, 40 foot beam and holds 24.3 feet deep; Poop 35 feet;
                    Bridge 63 feet; Forecastle 84 feet
Construction: 1888, C.S. Swan & Hunter in Newcastle
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 24, 39 & 64 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 42 inches; 265 nominal horsepower; 2 single ended boilers; 8 corrugated furnaces;
                   grate surface 120 sq. ft.; new double ended boilers in 1907; engine by T. Richardson & Sons in Hartlepool
Owners: Franco-British Steam Ship Co. Ltd. (Olivier & Co., managers)
Port of registry: Liverpool

BENGAL MERCHANT - 1820/1822/1828/1831

(Red Book - Shipowners)
Master:  Captain P. Gordon (1820); Captain A. Brown (1822-1829)
             Captain G. Fox (1831)
Rigging: Ship; 2 decks; sheathed in copper in 1812; sheathed in copper over boards in 1825;
              fastened with iron bolts
 Tonnage:  478 tons (1820-28); 501 tons (1829-31)
Construction:  1812 in Calcutta, using Teak
Owners:  Holt (1820); Brown (1822-1829); Campbell (1831)
Draught under load: 17 feet
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  India (1820); Calcutta (1822); New South Wales (1828-1829); Madras (1831)

(Green Book - Underwriters)
Rigging: Ship; 2 decks; sheathed in copper over boards in 1823; copper repaired in 1828
Master:  Captain Gordon (1820); Captain A. Brown (1822); Captain A. Duthie (1828-1829)
               Captain G.R. Fox (1831)
Tonnage:  464 tons (1820-28); 447 tons (1829-31)
Construction:  Calcutta, using Teak
Owners:  Boehm & Co. (1820); A. Brown (1822-1829); Campbell (1831)
Draught under load:  18 feet
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  Bengal (1820); Madras (1822); New South Wales (1828-1829); Madras (1831)

BENIN - 1887
Official Number:  89603.
Master:  Captain Addison
Rigging:  steel single screw steamer: 2 decks, 1 of steel; 5 bulkheads & 1 partial bulkhead.
Tonnage:  2,216 tons gross, 2,202 under deck and 1,432 net.
Dimensions:  330.7 feet long, 36.7 foot beam and holds 21.7 feet deep; Poop 55 tons;
                      Forecastle 48 tons; House on deck 111 tons.
Construction:  1884, Harland & Wolff in Glasgow.
Propulsion:  compound engine with 2 cylinders of 34 & 68 in. diameter respectively;
                    stroke 42 inches; 200 horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners:  African Steam Ships Co.
Port of registry:  London

BENJAMIN BUCK GREENE - 1861
Master: Captain Perne
Rigging: Barque; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1860
Tonnage: 544 tons using old measurements and 528 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1846, Cowes; some repairs in 1859
Owners: Blyths & Co.
Port of registry: London
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for Mauritius

BENLARIG - 1890
Code letters: WCKM                     Official Number: 84926
Rigging: iron single screw steamer; 2 decks; 3 tiers of beams; 5 cemented bulkheads
Tonnage: 2,265 tons gross, 2,094 under deck and 1,482 net
Dimensions: 318.4 feet long, 38.1 foot beam and holds 25.2 feet deep; Poop 36 feet;
                    Bridge Deck 20 feet; Forecastle 36 feet
Construction: 1881, A. Stephen & Sons in Glasgow
Propulsion: compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 38 & 68 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 48 inches; operating at 85 p.s.I.; 300 horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners: W. Thomson & Co.
Port of registry: Leith

BENLAWERS 1886-1889
Official Number: 91092
Master: Captain A. Webster
Rigging: steel single screw steamer; 2 decks; 3 tiers of beams; 6 cemented bulkheads;
              double bottom under engine & boilers 66 feet, 180 tons
Tonnage: 2,314 tons gross, 2,160 under deck and 1,513 net
Dimensions: 319.7 feet long, 38 foot beam and holds 25.3 feet deep; Poop 37 feet;
                    Bridge Deck 84 feet; Forecastle 36 feet
Construction: 1866, Barclay, Curle & Co., Glasgow
Propulsion: compound engine with 3 inverted cylinders of 24, 40 & 61 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 45 inches; operating at 160 p.s.i.; 350 horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners: W. Thomson & Co.
Port of registry: Leith

BENMORE 1870-1914
Code letters: KJQL         Official Number: 63264
Master: Captain Storey (1870-71); Captain J. Johnstone (1872); Captain R. Jenkins (1880-92);
            Captain J. Scott (1893-96); Captain J. Edwards (1897-98); Captain J.D. Johnsen (1899);
            Captain Asjersen (1900-10); Captain F. Guthormsen (1911-14
Rigging: iron Ship; 2 decks; 3 tiers of beams; 1 cemented bulkhead
Tonnage: 1,460 tons
Dimensions: 242 feet long, 39.2 foot beam and holds 23.6 feet deep
Construction: 1870, Reid in Port Glasgow; repairs to damages in 1873
Owners: Nicholson & Co. (1870-79); Nicholson & McGill (1880-1898);
             Actieselskabet Benmore (Chr. Winsnes, manager) (1899-1914)
Port of registry: Liverpool (1870-98); Skien (1899-1914)
Port of survey: Clyde (1870); Liverpool (1871); London (1872)
Voyage: sailed for South America (1870); India (1871); Australia (1872)

BEN NEVIS - 1854
Master:  Captain W. Heron
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in yellow metal and partly in felt in 1852; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage:  1,163 tons using old measurements and 1,347 tons using new measurements
Construction:  1852 in Saint John, N.B., using Birch, Oak, Hackmatac & Pitch Pine
Owners:  Farnworth
Port of registry:  Liverpool
Port of survey:  Liverpool
Voyage:  sailed for Port Philip

BENTINCK - 1887-1888
Code letter: WSLB                    Official Number: 69713
Master: Captain A. Asplet
Rigging: iron single screw 3 masts steamer; 1 deck; 2 tiers of beams; 2 cemented bulkheads;
              double bottom 142 feet, 180 tons
Tonnage: 901 tons gross, 747 under deck and 555 net
Dimensions: 232.7 feet long, 29.2 foot beam and holds 16.1 feet deep; Poop 66 feet;
                    Bridge Deck 15 feet; Forecastle 34 feet
Construction: 1873, Whitehaven Ship Building Co. in Whitehaven
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 15, 20 & 46 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 24 inches; 99 horsepower; engine tripled in 1886; engine by J. Jones & Sons in Liverpool
Owners: C. Jones
Port of registry: Whitehaven

BEN VOIRLICH - 1887
Code letters: WSLK                Official Number: 68067
Master: Captain T. Pike
Rigging: iron Ship; 2 decks; 1 cemented bulkhead
Tonnage: 1,540 tons gross, 1,312 under deck and 1,474 net
Dimensions: 255.6 feet long; 37.1 foot beam and holds 21.8 feet deep;
                    Poop 56 feet; Forecastle 39 feet
Construction: 1873, Barclay, Curle & Co. Glasgow
Owners: Watson Bros.
Port of registry: Glasgow

BERAR - 1884-1887
Code letters:  VTFG                Official Numer:  48529
Master:  Captain E. Evans
Rigging:  iron Ship; 2 decks; 2 cemented bulkheads.
Tonnage:  954 tons gross, 819 under deck and 954 net.
Dimensions:  188.5 feet long, 32.4 foot beam and holds 20.3 feet deep;
                      Poop 49 feet long; Forecastle 31 feet.
Construction:  1863,  W. Pile & Co. in Sunderland; partial new deck in 1877
Owners:  Foley & Co.
Port of registry:  London
Port of survey:  Shields

BERBICE - 1853
Master:  Captain J. Elliot
Rigging:  Barque; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage:  340 tons using old measurements and 389 tons using new measurements
Construction:  1847 in Miramichi; some repairs in 1850
Owners:  Duthie & Co.
Port of registry:  Aberdeen
Port of survey:  Aberdeen
Voyage:  sailed for Québec

BERBICE - 1885-1887
Code letters:  QMWN                Official Number:  55470
Master:  Captain Ross (188587)
Rigging:  composite materials Ship; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in August 1885;
                fastened with copper bolts
Tonnage:  760 tons gross, 656 under deck and 717 net.
Dimensions:  174 feet long, 31.5 foot beam and holds 18.3 feet deep.
                      Poop 38 feet long; Forecastle 32 feet long
Construction:  1868, A. McMillan & Son in Dumbarton; iron frame planked; new deck in 1882
Owners:  J. Kerr & Co.
Port of registry:  Greenock
Port of survey:  Sourabaya

BEREBY - 1922
Code letters: KCMN                  Official Number: 143416
Rigging: steel single screw steamer; 2 decks; fitted with electric light & wireless
Tonnage: 5,248 tons gross, 4,766 under deck and 3,197 net
Dimensions: 400.2 feet long, 52.3 foot beam and holds 28.5 feet deep; Poop 49 feet;
                    Bridge 113 feet; Forecastle 38 feet
Construction: 1918, Irvines Ship Building & Dry Dock Co. Ltd. in West Hartlepool
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 27, 44 & 73 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 48 inches; 369 nominal horsepower; engine by Richardsons, Westgarth & Co. Ltd.
                   in Hartlepool
Owners: African Steam Ship Co. (Elder, Dempster & Co. Ltd., managers)
Port of registry: London

BERGAMO - 1884-1887
Code letters:  JDQL                  Official Number: 89752
Master:  Captain Trevorrow
Rigging:  iron single screw steamer; 1 iron deck & web frames; 4 cemented bulkheads;
               double bottom, aft 59 feet, forward 90 feet, 270 tons; Aft Peak Tank 9 tons
Tonnage:  1,208 tons gross, 974 under deck and 778 net
Dimensions:  225.2 feet long, 32.2 foot beam and holds 16.3 feet deep;
                     Raised Quarter Deck 83 feet; Bridge Deck 46 feet; Forecastle 42 feet
Construction:  1883, W. Pickersgill in Sunderland; repairs to damages in 1885
Propulsion:  compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 28 & 52 inches diameter respectively;
                    stroke 36 inches; operating at 80 p.s.i.; 116 horsepower; engine by
                    North East Marine Engine Co. Ltd. in Gateshead
Owners:  R.W. Jones & Co.
Port of registry:  Newport

BERGMANN - 1863
Master:  Captain J. Curran
Rigging:  Barque; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1860
Tonnage:  360 tons
Dimensions:  109 feet long, 24.2 foot beam and holds 17.5 feet deep
Construction:  1846 in Brideport; repairs to damages in 1856
Owners:  Galavant & Co.
Port of registry:  New Ross
Port of survey:  Liverpool
Voyage:  sailed for Montréal                    WRECKED

BERHAMPORE - 1849
Master: Captain T. Smith
Rigging: Ship; sheathed in yellow metal in 1848
Tonnage: 543 tons using old measurements and 653 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1845 in Hull
Owners: E. Gibson
Port of registry: Hull
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for New Zealand

BERKELEY CASTLE 1876-1883
Official Number: 41946
Master: Captain A. West (1874-76); Captain Richard Sanpher (1881-83)
Rigging: Barque; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1875; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 1,229 tons gross, 1,126 under deck and 1,229 net
Dimensions: 195.6 feet long, 36.8 foot beam and holds 22.4 feet deep; Poop 103 tons;
                    Bridge 56 tons; Forecastle 34 tons
Construction: 1859, in Québec
Owners: T. Emerson
Port of registry: Liverpool

BERKSHIRE - 1887
Code letters:  HTKW                Official Number:  56906
Master:  Captain Marshall.
Rigging:  iron Barque; 2 decks; 1 cemented bulkhead.
Tonnage:  1,526 tons gross, 1,367 under deck and 1,477 net.
Dimensions:  237.2 feet long, 37.4 foot beam and holds 23 feet deep;
                      Poop 56 feet long; Forecastle 40 feet.
Construction:  1867, Barclay, Curle & Co. in Glasgow.
Owners:  G. Marshall & Sons.
Port of registry:  London
Port of survey:  London

BERLIN - 1887
Code letters:  QCHJ
Master:  Captain von Cöllen
Rigging:  iron single screw Brig
Tonnage:  2,333 tons gross and 1,637 net
Dimensions:  297.2 feet long, 39 foot beam and holds 30.5 feet deep
Construction:  1868, Caird & Co. in Greenock
Propulsion:  compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 42 & 77 in. diameter respectively;
                    stroke 42 inches; 300 horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners:  Norddeutscher Lloyd
Port of registry:  Bremen

BERMONDSEY - 1854
Master: Captain Darks
Rigging: Barque; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1852
Tonnage: 445 tons using old measurements and 506 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1841 in Whitby; new deck in 1846; some repairs in 1852
Owners: Wilson & Co.
Port of registry: London
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for Australia

BERRIMA - 1916/1920
Code letters:  JDPC                 Official Number:  135332
Master:  Captain W. G. Lingham (1916-17); Captain E.M. Cooper (1918-20)
Rigging:  steel twin screws steamer; 3 decks, steel Upper Deck sheathed in Teak, steel 2nd Deck
               sheathed in wood; 7 cemented bulkheads to Upper Deck and 1 cemented bulkhead to 2nd
               Deck; fitted with electric light, refrigerating machinery & wireless; cellular double bottom
               aft 138 feet & forward 185 feet, 1,248 tons; Forward Peak Tank 115 tons;
               Aft Peak Tank 143 tons
Tonnage:  11,137 tons gross, 9,282 under deck and 7,037 net.
Dimensions:  500.1 feet long, 62.2 foot beam and holds 37.8 feet deep; Poop 21 feet;
                      Bridge 205 feet; Forecastle 82 feet
Construction:  1913, Caird & Co. Ltd in Greenock
Propulsion:  quadruple expansion engine with 8 cylinders of 23 1/2, 34 1/2, 48 1/2 & 70 inches
                    diameter each pair; stroke 54 inches; operating at 215 p.s.i.; 1,200 nominal horsepower;
                    2 double ended & 2 single ended boilers; 24 corrugated furnaces; grate surface 440 sq. ft.;
                    heating surface 18,188 sq. ft.; engine by the builders
Owners:  P. & O. Steam Navigation Co.
Port of registry:  Greenock

BERTHA - 1913
Code letters: HFCD                Official Number: 119725
Rigging: steel single screw steamer; 2 decks; water ballast
Tonnage: 528 tons gross, 378 under deck and 139 net
Dimensions: 175.3 feet long, 28.1 foot beam and holds 12.4 feet deep; Quarter Deck 70 feet;
                    Bridge 13 feet; Forecastle 26 feet
Construction: 1905, Gourlay Bros. & Co. (Dundee) Ltd. in Dundee
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 16, 26 & 43 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 33 inches; 93 registered horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners: London & South Western Railway Co.
Port of registry: Southampton

BERWICK 1859
Master: Captain T. Stanton
Rigging: iron single screw steamer; rigged for sail; 2 bulkheads
Tonnage: 537 tons using old measurements and 365 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1855 in Greenock
Propulsion: auxiliary steam engine; 80 horsepower
Owners: Jonassohn
Port of registry: London
Port of survey: Sunderland
Voyage: sailed for the Baltic Sea

BESS - 1844-1845
Master: Captain J. Martin
Rigging: Schooner; sheathed in yellow metal in 1840 & 1845; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 114 tons using old measurements and 90 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1835 in Plymouth; vessel lengthened and new deck in 1840
Owners: Banks & Co.
Port of registry: Plymouth
Port of survey: Liverpool (1844); London (1845)
Voyage: sailed for Newfoundland (1844); the Mediterannean Sea (1845)

BESSIE - 1862
Master: Captain B. Davies
Rigging: Brig; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1859; fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 293 tons
Construction: 1857 on Prince Edward Island
Owners: Thomas & Co.
Port of registry: Aberystwyth
Port of survey: Liverpool
Voyage: sailed for South America

BESSIE A. CROOKS - 1913-1917
Official Number: 131203
Master: Captain A. Crooks
Rigging: wood, 3 masts Schooner; 1 deck
Tonnage: 241 tons gross, 188 under deck and 199 net
Dimensions: 110.6 feet long, 28.6 foot beam and holds 10.4 feet deep
Construction: 1913, D.C. Mulhall in Nova Scotia
Owners: A. Crooks
Port of registry: Bridgetown, Barbadoes        MISSING Jan. 1917

BESSIE MORRIS - 1872
Code letters: JHKC                    Official Number: 60894
Master: Captain J. Gardiner
Rigging: Barque; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1871; fastened with copper bolts instead of treenails
Tonnage: 509 tons
Dimensions: 154.2 feet long, 29.1 foot beam and holds 15.5 feet deep
Construction: 1860 in Plymouth; repairs to damages in 1871
Owners: a) R.W. Morris; b) Potter & Co.
Port of registry: London

BETA - 1852
Master: Captain T. Yerman
Rigging: Schooner; fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 64 tons
Construction: 1846 in Howdon
Owners: R. Hunt
Port of registry: Newcastle
Port of survey: Whitby
Voyage: sailed on Coastal Trade

BETA - 1855
Master:  Captain M. Sutherland
Rigging:  Barque; sheathed in felt and zinc in 1854; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage:  494 tons using old measurements and 544 tons using new measurements
Construction:  1853 on Prince Edward Island, using Spruce, Birch, Beech, Hackmatac & Hemlock
Owners:  J. Wilson
Port of registry:  Liverpool
Port of survey:  Liverpool
Voyage:  sailed for India

BETA - 1905
Code letters: MLTG                    Official Number: 68072
Master: Captain J.E. Hopkins
Rigging: iron single screw steamer; 2 decks & Spar Deck; 4 cemented bulkheads;
              fitted with electric light
Tonnage: 1,087 tons gross, 679 under deck and 677 net
Dimensions: 235.1 feet long, 28.5 foot beam and holds 14.7 feet deep
Construction: 1873, Aitken & Mansel in Glasgow
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 20, 33 3/4 & 59 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 42 inches; 226 nominal horsepower; new boilers in 1897; engine tripled in 1897;
                   engine by the builders
Owners: Halifax & West India Steam Ship Co. Ltd. (Pickford & Black, managers)
Port of registry: Glasgow

BETSEY & SOPHIA - 1829-1832

(Green Book - Underwriters)
Master: Captain Garraway (1829-30); Captain Fotheringham (1830-32)
Rigging: Brig; single deck with beams; sheathed in copper in 1828
Tonnage: 170 tons
Construction: in Cowes; vessel 24 years old (1830); partial new wales & deck and good repairs in 1823
Owners: Captain & Co.
Draught under load: 13 feet
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for Antigua (1829); South Seas (1830-32)

BETSY & SOPHIA

(Red Book - Shipowners)
Master: Captain Garraway (1829-30); Captain Fotheringham (1830-32)
Rigging: Brig; single deck with beams; sheathed in copper in 1828
Tonnage: 171 tons
Construction: 1806 in Cowes; new wales, topsides & deck in 1823
Owners: Captain
Draught under load: 13 feet
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for Petersburg (1829); South Fishing Seas (1830-32)

BETSY - 1776

1) Master:  Captain S. Koile
Rigging:  Ship; 2 decks
Tonnage:  160 tons
Construction:  1769 in Philadelphia
Owners:  Carson & Co.
Draught under load:  14 feet
Port of survey:  Philadelphia
Voyage:  sailed for New York

2) Master:  Captain William Price
Rigging:  Ship; 2 decks
Tonnage:  200 tons
Construction:  1769 in Philadelphia
Owners:  Thomas Frank
Draught under load:  12 feet
Port of survey:  Bristol
Voyage:  sailed for Philadelphia

BETTY GREGG - 1764
Master:  Captain McKeaken.
Tonnage:  100 tons
Crew:  14 members
Construction: British, in 1763.
Port of survey:  Irish
Voyage:  sailed for Philadelphia

BHUNDARA - 1881
Code letters: TNFC                Official Number: 82336
Rigging: steel single screw steamer; 2 decks; 6 cemented bulkheads;
              cellular double bottom 282 feet, 622 tons
Tonnage: 2,899 tons gross, 2,663 under deck and 2,263 net
Dimensions: 319.9 feet long, 40.3 foot beam and holds 25.9 feet deep; Poop 44 feet
                    Forecastle 42 feet; Bridge Deck 25 feet
Construction: 1880, W. Denny & Bros. in Dumbarton
Propulsion: compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 36 & 68 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 51 inches; 300 horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners: British India Steam Navigation Co. Ltd.
Port of registry: Glasgow

 

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