Register of Ships
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transcribed from the Lloyd's Register of British and Foreign Shipping

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BRAEFIELD – 1915-1917, ex. ASHFORD, ex. MAGGIE BAIN, ex. ITHFAEN
Code letters: PGON                    Official Number: 99449
Master: Captain J. Ashcroft (1915-17)
Rigging: iron single screw, 3 masts Schooner; 1 deck; 3 cemented bulkheads; machinery aft;
              well deck; Forward Peak Tank 40 tons
Tonnage: 427 tons gross, 297 under deck and 160 net
Dimensions: 160 feet long, 23.1 foot beam and holds 10.5 feet deep; Quarter Deck 79 feet;
                     Bridge 10 feet; Forecastle 28 feet
Construction: 1892, Scott & Co. in Bowling
Propulsion: compound engine with 2 cylinders of 18 & 40 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 30 inches; operating at 145 p.s.i.; 60 registered horsepower; 1 single ended boiler;
                   3 plain furnaces; grate surface 49 sq. ft.; heating surface 1,350 sq. ft.;
                   engine by Muir & Houston, Glasgow
Owners: Bray Steam Ship Co. Ltd.
Port of registry: Dublin

BRAMPTON - 1823

(Green Book - Underwriters)
Master: Captain S. Moore
Rigging: Ship; 3 decks; sheathed in copper in 1817
Tonnage: 495 tons
Construction: in Lynn; vessel 6 years old
Owners: Bottomly
Draught under load: 16 feet
Port of survey: Cork
Voyage: sailed for New South Wales

(Red Book - Shipowners)
Master: Captain Moore
Rigging: Ship; 2 decks; sheathed in copper in 1820
Tonnage: 434 tons
Construction: 1817 in Lynn
Owners: Bottomly
Draught under load: 18 feet
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for New South Wales

BRANKSOME HALL - 1928,  ex. GLENAVON,  ex, BRANKSOME HALL
Code letters: HBPQ                    Official Number: 118149
Rigging: steel single screw Schooner; 2 decks; water ballast
Tonnage: 2,026 tons gross, 1,917 under deck and 1,292 net
Dimensions: 374.7 feet long, 46.6 foot beam and holds 27.7 feet deep;
                    Poop 41 feet; Bridge 96 feet; Forecastle 42 feet
Construction: 1904, Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd. in Newcastle
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 23 1/2, 40 & 69 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 48 inches; 330 nominal horsepower; engine by Wallsend Slipway Co. Ltd. in Newcastle
Owners: Ellerman Lines Ltd. (Hall Line Ltd., managers)
Port of registry: Liverpool

BRAUSCHWEIG - 1881
Code letters:  QCNP
Master:  Captain Stormer, appointed to the vessel in 1880
Rigging:  iron single screw Brig
Tonnage:  3,079 tons gross and 2,150 tons net
Dimensions:  351.1 feet long, 39 foot beam and holds 31.7 feet deep
Construction: 1873, R. Steele & Co. in Greenock
Propulsion:  compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 49 & 86 inches diameter respectively;
                    stroke 48 inches; 494 horsepower; engine built by the builders
Owners:  Norddeutscher Lloyd
Port of registry:  Bremen

BRAZIL - 1858-1861
Master:  Captain Croft (1858-60)
Rigging:  Barque; sheathed in yellow metal and partly in felt in 1857; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage:  467 tons
Construction:  1857 in Richiboucto, using Birch, Spruce, Tamarack & Yellow Pine
Owners:  Holderness
Port of registry:  Liverpool
Port of survey:  Liverpool

BRAZILIAN - 1861
Master:  Captain McDowall
Rigging:  Brig; fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage:  168 tons
Construction:  1848 in New Brunswick
Owners:  R. Haworth
Port of registry:  Liverpool
Port of survey:  Liverpool
Voyage:  sailed for the Mediterannean Sea

BRAZILIAN - 1898-1901, ex. FREIDA, ex. FREYA, ex. BRAZILIAN
Code letters: NQWR                      Official Number: 62106
Master: Captain J. Wilkinson
Rigging: wood Barquentine, 1deck
Tonnage: 245 tons gross, 239 under deck and 227 net
Dimensions: 116.4 feet long, 24.4 foot beam and 14.1 feet deep; Deckhouse 6 tons
Construction: 1869, Jack in Lossiemouth
Owners: J.W. Lawes & Co.
Port of registry: South Shields

BRAZILIAN PRINCE - 1958, ex. OUTREMONT PARK - 1946
Code letters: GJBD                    Official Number: 175594
Rigging: single screw steamer; 2 decks
Tonnage: 7,158 tons gross, 4,308 tons net and 10,697 tons summer deadweight
Dimensions: 441ft. 5in. Long, 57ft. 1in beam and holds 27ft. 8in. deep
Construction: 1944, United Shipyards Ltd. in Montréal
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 24 1/2, 37 & 70 inches diamete respectively;
                  stroke 48 inches; engine by Dominion Engineering Works Ltd. in Montréal
Owners: Furness (Montréal) Ltd. (Prince Line Ltd., managers)
Port of registry: London

BREEZE - 1831-32/1837-38

(Green Book - Underwriters)
Master: Captain Outbridge (1831); Captain T. Gorman (1831-38)
Rigging: Brig; single deck with beams
Tonnage: 321 tons
Construction: Québec; vessel 1 year old (1831)
Owners: J. Bell (1831); Denay & Co. (1832); Dennys (1837-38)
Draught under load: 16 feet
Port of registry: Glasgow
Port of survey: Liverpool (1831); Greenock (1832); London (1837-38)
Voyage: sailed for Québec (1831-32); North America (1837-38)

(Red Book - Shipowners)
Master: Captain T. Gorman (1832-38)
Rigging: Brig; single deck with beams
Tonnage: 321 tons
Construction: 1830 in Québec
Owners: Speight (1832); Dennys (1837-38)
Port of registry: Glasgow
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for Montréal (1832); North America (1837-38)

BREMEN - 1897-1899/1905/1919
Code letters: QGKH (1897-1905)
Master: Captain W. Reimkasten (1897-99)
Rigging: steel twin screws steamer; 4 decks; fitted with electric light & refrigerating machinery;
              water ballast
Tonnage: 11,570 tons gross, 9,221 under deck and 7,202 net
Dimensions: 550.2 feet long, 60.2 foot beam and holds 37 feet deep; Poop 112 feet;
                    Bridge 287 feet; Forecastle 67 feet
Construction: 1897, F. Schichau, Danzig; vessel lengthened in 1901
Propulsion: quadruple expansion engine with 8 cylinders of 27 1/2, 40 3/4, 59 & 83 1/2 inches
                   diameter each pair; stroke 53 inches; 1,015 nominal horsepower; new boilers in 1901;
                   engine by the builders
Owners: Norddeutscher Lloyd (1897-1905); The Shipping Controller (Union Castle Mail Steam Ship Co. Ltd.,
             managers)
Port of registry: Bremen (1897- 1905)

BRENDA - 1887

1) Code letters:  SFLG               Official Number:  78738
Master:  Captain Nickels, appointed to the shipping line in 1864 and to the ship in 1878.
Rigging:  iron Ship: 2 decks; 1 cemented bulkhead.
Tonnage:  1,281 tons gross, 1,140 under deck and 1,200 net.
Dimensions:  228 feet long, 36.8 foot beam and holds 21.1 feet deep;
                      Poop 41 feet long; Forecastle 33 feet.
Construction:  1877, C. Connell & Co. in Glasgow.
Owners:  Sandback, Tinne & Co.
Port of registry:  Liverpool
Port of survey:  Liverpool

2) Code letters:  VMJW               Official Number:  84522
Master:  Captain J. Merrifield
Rigging:  iron single screw Brigantine; 1 iron deck; 2 tiers of beams; 4 cemented bulkheads;
               cellular double bottom 240 feet long, 365 tons; Aft Peak Tank 37 tons.
Tonnage:  1,679 tons gross, 1,329 under deck and 1,073 net.
Dimensions: 257.5 feet long, 34.6 foot beam and holds 17.9 feet deep;
                     Raised Quarter Deck 68 feet long; Poop 24 feet; Forecastle 31 feet.
Construction:  1881, E. Withy & Co. in Hartlepool; repairs to damages in 1885.
Propulsion:  compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 33 & 61 in. diameter respectively;
                    stroke 33 inches; operating at 75 p.s.i.; 150 horsepower; machinery certified in May 1885.
                    engine built by T. Richardson & Sons in Hartlepool.
Owners:  Herskind & Woods.
Port of registry:  West Hartlepool
Port of survey:  Hartlepool

BRESLAU - 1901-1902/1908
Code letters: QHJW
Master: Captain H. Feyen (1901-02)
Rigging: steel twin screws steamer; 2 decks & Awning Deck; 4 tiers of beams;
              fitted with electric light & wireless; water ballast
Tonnage: 7,524 tons gross, 7,261 under deck and 4,808 net
Dimensions: 429.3 feet long, 54.3 foot beam and holds 39.6 feet deep; Bridge  32 feet; Forecastle 49 feet
Construction: 1901, Bremer Vulkan in Vegesack
Propulsion: quadruple expansion engine with 8 cylinders of 20 1/16, 29, 42 & 61 2/5 inches diameter each pair;
                   stroke 43 1/3 inches; 496 horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners: Norddeutscher Lloyd
Port of registry: Bremen

BREEZE - 1843
Master: Captain Matthews
Rigging: Schooner; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 73 tons
Construction: 1837 in Plymouth
Owners: J. Luke
Port of registry: Plymouth
Port of survey: Plymouth
Voyage: sailed for Bordeaux

BRIAR - 1909,  ex. AMIRAL L'HERMITE, ex. BRIAR
Code letters:  VGWN             Official Number:  99208
Master:  Captain J.W. Murphy, appointed to the vessel in 1908
Rigging:  steel single screw Ketch; 1 partly iron deck; 3 cemented bulkheads; well deck; machinery aft;
                water ballast, Forward Peak Tank 22 tons
Tonnage:  188 tons gross, 141 under deck and 84 net
Dimensions:  100 feet long, 20 foot beam and holds 8.8 feet long; Quarter Deck 35 feet long;
                      Bridge Deck 9 feet; Forecastle 13 feet
Construction:  1891, W.B. Thompson & Co. Ltd. in Dundee
Propulsion:  compound engine with 2 cylinders of 13 1/2 & 26 inches diameter respectively;
                    stroke 21 inches; 40 registered horsepower; 1 single ended boiler; 2 plain furnaces;
                    grate surface 25 sq. ft.; heating surface 484 sq. ft.; engine built by the builders
Owners:  J.S. Cole
Port of registry: London

BRIDE - 1870
Official Number:  53292
Master:  Captain A. Graham
Rigging:  iron single screw Brig; 3 cemented bulkheads
Tonnage:  1,074 tons using old measurements and 948 tons using new measurements
Dimensions:  252 feet long, 30.1 foot beam and holds 15.9 feet deep
Construction:  1866, Earle in Hull; vessel lengthened in 1869
Propulsion:  auxilliary steam engine producing 90 horsepower
Owners:  Brown & Co.
Port of registry:  Hull
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  sailed for the Baltic Sea

BRIDE - 1878-1879
Code letters: WQGS                    Official Number: 62603
Master: Captain Gedye
Rigging: Ship; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1877; fastened with copper bolts
Tonnage: 855 tons gross, 801 under deck and 830 net
Dimensions: 189.4 feet long, 32.6 foot beam and holds 19 feet deep;
                    Raised Quarter Deck 46 feet; Forecastle 30 feet
Construction: 1870, Briggs in Sunderland; iron frame planked
Owners: J.H. Allan
Port of registry: London

BRIDE OF LORNE - 1878
Code letters: JWVP                    Official Number: 63335
Master: Captain Gillmore
Rigging: Ship; 2 decks; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1873; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 1,324 tons
Dimensions: 192.7 feet long, 39.7 foot beam and holds 23.9 feet deep
Construction: 1869, King in Saint John, NB
Owners: W. & R. Wright
Port of registry: Liverpool

BRIDE OF THE SEA - 1855/1856
Master:  Captain R. Elder
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1854; partly fastened in iron bolts
Tonnage:  1,618 tons using old measurements and 1,345 using new measurements
Construction:  1853 in St. John, using Tamarack, Pine, Oak & Birch
Owners:  Millers & Co.
Port of registry:  Liverpool
Port of survey:  Liverpool

BRIDE OF THE SEAS - 1855
Master:  Captain T. Nicholson
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1854
Tonnage:  500 tons using old measurements and 516 tons using new measurements
Construction:  1854 in Newcastle
Owners:  W. Gray
Port of registry:  Shield
Port of survey:  Newcastle
Voyage:  sailed for Bombay

BRIDGEPORT – 1912-1914
Code letters: HWMN                  Official Number: 135126
Master: Captain W.H. Norcott
Rigging: steel single screw steamer; 1 deck & Shelter Deck; fitted with electric light and
              submarine signalling device
Tonnage: 6,104 tons gross, 5,410 under deck and 3,380 net
Dimensions: 443 feet long, 58 foot beam and holds 26.1 feet deep
Construction: W. Doxford & Sons Ltd. in Sunderland
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 28 ½, 47 & 78 inches diameter respectively
                   stroke 54 inches; 448 nominal horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners: Bridgeport S.S. Co. Ltd. (Brown, Jenkinson & Co., managers)
Port of registry: London

BRIDGETOWN - 1849
Master:  Captain F. Wilson
Rigging:  Barque; fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage:  599 tons using old measurements and 667 tons using new measurements
Construction:  1836 in Nova Scotia; major repairs in 1845
Owners:  Carroll & Co.
Port of registry:  Cork
Port of survey:  Cork
Voyage:  sailed for Québec

BRIDGEWATER - 1829
Master:  Captain Manderson
Tonnage:  1,339 tons
Construction:  1812 at River
Owners:  J. Sims
Voyage:  sailed for Bengal & China

BRIGHTMAN - 1837-1839
Master:  Captain R. Morton (1837); Captain C. Nockells (1838-39)
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in copper in 1834; fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage:  384 tons
Construction:  1826 in Calcutta, using Teak
Owners:  W. Jegon
Port of registry:  London
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  sailed for Jamaica

BRILLIANT - 1817

(Green Book - Underwriters)
1) Master: Captain B Fenn
Rigging: Ship; 2 decks; sheathed in copper in 1814
Tonnage: 367 tons
Construction: in Whitehaven; vessel 11 years old
Owners: Campbell
Draught under load: 16 feet
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for the Cape of Good Hope

2) Master: Captain W. Young
Rigging: Snow; single deck with beams; sheathed in copper
Tonnage: 237 tons
Construction: in Whitby; vessel 5 years old
Owners: Berry
Draught under load: 14 feet
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for the Cape of Good Hope

(Red Book - Shipowners)
1) Master: Captain B. Fenn
Rigging: Ship; single deck with beams; sheathed in copper in 1815
Tonnage: 367 tons
Construction: 1807 in Whitehaven
Owners: Fleming
Draught under load: 17 feet
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for the Cape of Good Hope

2) Master: Captain Young
Rigging: Brig; single deck with beams; sheathed in copper
Tonnage: 237 tons
Construction: 1813 in Whitby
Owners: Hill
Draught under load: 13 feet
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for the Cape of Good Hope

BRILLANT - 1819

(Red Book - Shipowners)
1) Master:  Captain Moore
Rigging:  Schooner; single deck with beams
Tonnage:  159 tons
Construction:  1811 in America
Owners:  American property
Draught under load:  11 feet
Port of survey:  Liverpool
Voyage:  sailed for Virginia

2) Master:  Captain B. Frost
Rigging:  Ship; 2 decks; sheathed in copper in 1811; fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage:  299 tons
Construction:  in America
Owners:  Captain & Co.
Draught under load:  15 feet
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  Philadelphia

(Green Book - Underwriters)
1) Master:  Captain H. Moore
Rigging:  Schooner; single deck with beams
Tonnage:  158 tons
Construction:  in City Port; vessel 8 years old
Owners:  Richmond
Draught under load:  11 feet
Port of survey:  Liverpool
Voyage:  sailed for Virginia

BRILLANT - 1821

(Green Book - Underwriters)
Master: Captain J. Deyard
Rigging: Ship; 2 decks; sheathed in copper in 1814
Tonnage: 330 tons
Construction: in Aberdeen; vessel 7 years old
Owners: J. Robinson
Draught under load: 16 feet
Port of survey: Plymouth
Voyage: sailed on Transportation

(Red Book - Shipowners)
Master: Captain Bothwell
Rigging: Ship; single deck with beams; sheathed in copper in 1820
Tonnage: 332 tons
Construction: 1814 in Aberdeen
Owners: Lumsdain
Draught under load: 16 feet
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for Cape of Good Hope

BRISK - 1849
Master:  Captain W. Hardie
Rigging:  Brigantine; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1844
Tonnage:  267 tons
Construction:  1823 in Chatham
Owners:  Crichton
Port of registry:  London
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  sailed for the South Seas

BRISTOL - 1816
Master:  Captain J. Barker
Rigging:  Ship; 2 decks.
Tonnage:  290 tons.
Construction:  in New Bedford
Owners:  J. Magee
Draught under load:  16 feet
Port of survey:  Dublin
Voyage:  sailed for New York

BRISTOL - 1855
Master: Captain W. Harris
Rigging: Brig; sheathed in yellow metal in 1852
Tonnage: 194 tons using old measurements and 212 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1839 in Poole
Owners: Lury Bros. & Co.
Port of registry: Southampton
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for Buenos Ayres

BRITANNIA - 1764
Master:  Captain Henry Simblet; 15 crew members
Tonnage:  170 tons
Construction:  1755 in France
Owners:  E. Bland
Destination:  Philadelphia

BRITANNIA - 1796/1798
Master:  Captain E.H. Palmer (1796); Captain T. Dennett (1798)
Rigging:  Ship; 2 decks; sheathed in copper in 1796
Tonnage:  500 tons
Construction:  1774 in Bombay, using Teak; 12 guns
Owners:  Lambert(1796); Waters & Co. (1798)
Draught under load:  17 feet
Port of survey:  London (1796); Cork (1798)
Voyage:  sailed for Botany Bay (1798)

BRITANNIA - 1829
 
(Green Book – Underwriters)
Master: Captain W. Crozier/Captain W. Currie
Rigging: Brig; single deck with beams; sheathed in copper in 1828
Tonnage: 240 tons
Construction: in New Brunswick; vessel 6 years old
Owners: Peck & Co.
Draught under load: 14 feet
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for New South Wales
 
(Red Book – Shipowner)
Master: Captain Crosby
Rigging: Snow; 2 decks; sheathed in copper in 1828
Tonnage: 250 tons
Construction: 1823 in Saint John, NB; repairs to damages in 1824
Owner: Peck & Co.
Draught under load: 14 feet
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for Colombo

BRITANNIA - 1839
Master:  Captain Downie
Rigging:  Steamer; sheathed in copper in 1836
Tonnage:  321 tons
Construction:  1835 in London
Owners:  General Steam Navigation Co.
Port of registry:  London
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  sailed for Rotterdam

BRITANNIA - 1846

1) Master:  Captain J. Bowes
Rigging:  Barque; partly sheathed in 1842; partly sheathed in yellow metal in 1845;
               partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage:  494 tons using old measurements and 556 tons using new measurements
Construction:  1841 in Pictou, using Birch, Spruce & Yellow Pine
Owners:  Marwood
Port of registry:  Whitby

2)Master:  Captain Hardie
Rigging:  Barque; sheathed in yellow metal in 1845
Tonnage:  416 tons using old measurements and 497 tons using new measurements
Construction:  1841 in Sunderland
Owners:  Alexander
Port of registry:  Kincar

3) Master:  Captain W. Irvin
Rigging:  Barque; sheathed in 1836 & 1846; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage:  383 tons
Construction:  1813 in Newcastle; major repairs in 1836; partial new top sides in 1840; new keel in 1841;
                        partial new wales & some repairs in 1845
Owners:  Dale & Co
Port of registry:  North Shields
Port of survey:  Shields
Voyage: sailed for America

4) Master:  a) Captain W. Ord; b) Captain Fisher
Rigging:  Barque; sheathed in yellow metal and partly in felt in 1843
Tonnage:  270 tons
Construction:  1830 in "Brkwr"; new top sides & major repairs in 1840; repairs to damages in 1843; wormed
Port of registry:  Liverpool
Port of survey:  a) Gloucester; b) Liverpool
Voyage:  sailed for a) China; b) Bahia

5) Master:  Captain M. Robson
Rigging:  Barque; sheathed in yellow metal in 1845
Tonnage:  309 tons using old measurements and 379 tons using new measurements
Construction:  1842 in Arbroath; some repairs in 1845
Owners:  C. Marshall
Port of registry:  London
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  sailed for Sydney

BRITANNIA - 1886-1887
Master:  Captaine Ruffatt
Rigging:  iron single screw steamer; 2 decks, 1 of iron; 3 tiers of beams;  5 cemented bulkheads;
               cellular double bottom 260 feet long, 470 tons
Tonnage:  2,456 tons gross, 2,347 under deck and 1,611 net
Dimensions:  328 feet long, 40.4 foot beam and holds 23.4 feet deep; Forecastle 38 feet long
Construction:  1881, T. Royden & Sons in Liverpool
Propulsion:  compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 40 & 76 in. diameter respectively;
                    stroke 48 inches; operating at 80 p.s.i.; 375 horsepower;
                    engine built by G. Forrester & Co. in Liverpool
Owners:  Compagnie Française de navigation à vapeur (C. Fabre & Co. managers)
Port of registry:  Marseilles

BRITANNIA - 1898-1899
Master: Captain R. Mazzarovitch
Rigging: iron single screw steamer; 3 decks & Awning Deck; 7 bulkheads
Tonnage: 4,139 tons gross, 4,001 under deck and 2,521 net
Dimensions: 411.4 feet long, 43.8 foot beam and holds 33.8 feet deep;
                    Deckhouse 58 tons
Construction: 1873, Laird Bros. in Birkenhead
Propulsion: compound engine with 2 cylinders of 62 & 103 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 54 inches; 603 nominal horsepower; 8 double ended boilers; 24 corrugated
                   furnaces; grate surface 432 sq. ft.; heating surface 10,440 sq. ft.;
                   engine by the builders
Owners: Camuzrano y Cia
Port of registry: Buenos Ayres

BRITISH BANNER - 1873
Official Number: 10952
Master: Captain T. Hoddinots
Rigging: Barque; fastened with copper bolts
Tonnage: 387 tons
Dimensions: 120.5 feet long, 26.3 foot beam and holds 17.5 feet deep
Construction: 1855, Sunderland; new keelson in 1867; some repairs in 1867 & 1869
Owners: B. Ward
Port of registry: Newcastle
Port of survey: Blyth
Voyage: sailed for the Baltic Sea                SUNK

BRITISH CHANCELLOR - 1929
Code letters:  KLGQ                   Official Number:  146197
Rigging:  steel single screw tanker; 2 steel decks; 10 cemented bulkheads up to Upper Deck &
               7 cemented bulkheads up to 2nd Deck; web frames; longitudinal framing; cellular double bottom
               under engine & boilers 74 feet long, 209 tons; Deep Tank forward 45 feet, 851 tons; Forward
               Peak Tank 205 tons Aft Peak Tank 250 tons; carrying petroleum in bulk; fitted for oil fuel;
               equipped with electric light & wireless; machinery aft
Tonnage:  7,086 tons gross, 6,549 under deck and 4,224 net.
Dimensions:  440.3 feet long, 57.1 foot beam and tanks 34 feet deep; Poop 113 feet long;
                      Bridge 32 feet; Forecastle 48 feet.
Construction:  1921, Sir J. Laing & Sons Ltd. in Sunderland
Propulsion:  2 steam turbines double reduction geared to a single screw shaft; operating at 200 p.s.i.;
                    642 nominal horsepower; 3 single ended boilers; 12 corrugated furnaces; heating surface
                    8,256 sq. ft.; forced draught; engine built by G. Clark Ltd. in Sunderland.
Owners:  British Tankers Co. Ltd.
Port of registry:  London
Port of survey:  Newcastle

BRITISH CROWN - 1880
Code letters: SWCQ                   Official Number: 81305
Master: Captain S. Lecky
Rigging: iron single screw, 4 masts steamer; 3 decks; 7 cemented bulkheads
Tonnage: 3,487 tons gross, 3,255 under deck and 2,245 net
Dimensions: 410.3 feet long, 39 foot beam and hodls 28.9 feet deep; Poop 48 feet;
                    Forecastle 78 feet
Construction: 1879, Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast
Propulsion: compound engine with 4 cylinders of 28 & 60 inches diameter each pair;
                   stroke 54 inches; operating at 80 p.s.i.; 300 horsepower;
                   engine by G. Forrester & Co., Liverpool
Owners: British Ship Owners Ltd.
Port of registry: Liverpool

BRITISH EMPIRE - 1859
Master:  Captain Haines
Rigging:  Barque; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1857
Tonnage:  475 tons using old measurements and 546 tons using new measurements
Construction:  1848 in Sunderland; repairs to damages in 1854; some repairs in 1857
Owners:  Hall & Co.
Port of registry:  London
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:   sailed for Australia

BRITISH INFLUENCE - 1940
Code letters: GPPJ                    Official Number: 167272
Rigging: steel single screw motor tanker; 1 deck; fitted with direction finder & echo sounding device;
              cruiser stern; machinery aft
Tonnage: 8,431 tons gross, 7,410 under deck and 4,855 net
Dimensions: 466.3 feet long, 61.9 foot beam and holds 33.9 feet deep; Poop 106 feet;
                    Bridge 43 feet; Forecastle 50 feet
Construction: 1939, Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Newcastle
Propulsion: 2-stroke, single acting oil engine with 4 cylinders of 23 5/8 inches diameter respectively;
                  stroke 91 5/16 inches; engine by the builders
Owners: British Tanker Co. Ltd.
Port of registry: London

BRITISH KING - 1905
Code letters:  MFDG               Official Number:  97866
Master:  Captain J. O'Hagan, appointed to the vessel in 1903
Rigging:  steel single screw steamer; 2 decks; 1 steel deck & Upper Deck partly steel & partly iron;
               3 tiers of beams; 7 cemented bulkheads; cellular double bottom 346 feet long, 1,038 tons;
              Aft Peak Tank 53 tons; Midship Tank 33 feet, 470 tons
Tonnage:  4,717 tons gross, 4,396 under deck and 3,042 net.
Dimensions:  405 feet long, 47.9 foot beam and holds 27.9 feet deep; Poop 40 feet long;
                      Bridge Deck 125 feet; Forecastle 48 feet
Construction:  1891, Palmers' Co. Ltd. in Newcastle
Propulsion:  triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 29, 47 & 76 inches diameter respectively;
                    stroke 51 inches; operating at 150 p.s.i.; 446 nominal horsepower; 2 double ended boilers;
                   12 corrugated furnaces; grate surface 436 sq. ft.; heating surface 7,495 sq. ft.; engine built
                   by the builders
Owners:  British Shipowners Co. Ltd.
Port of registry:  Liverpool
Port of survey:  Antwerp

BRITISH MARQUIS - 1946
Code letters: GWVL                Official Number: 180869
Rigging: steel single screw motor tanker; 1 deck; 2nd deck in forehold; 17 bulkheads; fitted with direction finder,
              echo sounding device, gyro-compass & radar; machinery aft; cellular double bottom under engine
              67 feet, 37 tons; Deep Tank forward 32 feet, 383 tons; Forward Peak Tank 129 tons
              Aft Peak Tank 165 tons
Tonnage: 8,563 tons gross, 7,500 under deck and 4,908 net
Dimensions: 496.6 feet long, 62 foot beam and tanks 33.9 feet deep; Poop 98 feet;
                    Bridge 47 feet; Forecastle 47 feet
Construction: 1946, William Doxfor & Sons Ltd. in Sunderland
Propulsion: 2-stroke, single acting oil engine with 4 cylinders of 23 5/8 inches diameter each;
                   stroke 91 5/16 inches; 687 machinery numeral; engine by the builders
Owners: British Tanker Co. Ltd.
Port of registry: London

BRITISH NATION - 1887
Code letters:  JTRH                Official Number:  51477
Master:  Captain Parker appointed to the Shipping Line in 1877 and to the ship in 1880
Rigging:  iron Ship; 2 decks; 1 cemented bulkhead.
Tonnage:  1,302 tons gross, 1,199 under deck and 1,302 net.
Dimensions:  216.2 feet long, 35.3 foot beam and holds 22.9 feet deep; Poop 88 tons.
Construction:  1865, Walpole & Webb in Dublin; new deck in 1886.
Owners:  Sanback Tinne & Co.
Port of registry:  Liverpool

BRITISH PIPER - 1947; launched as the EMPIRE GRANADA
Code letters:  GDNN               Official Number:  169467
Rigging:  motorship carrying petroleum in bulk; 1 deck; 2nd deck clear of cargo tanks; 16 bulkheads;
               longitudinal framing at bottom & at deck; machinery aft; cruiser stern; fitted with direction
               finder and echo sounding device; cellular double bottom under engine 59 feet long, 102 tons;
              Deep Tank forward 23 feet, 279 tons; Forward Peak Tank 155 tons; Aft Peak Tank 87 tons.
Tonnage:  8,238 tons gross, 7,238 under deck and 4,769 net.
Dimensions:  466 feet long, 59.5 foot beam and tanks 34.8 feet deep; Poop 92 feet long;
                     Bridge Deck 51 feet; Forecastle 49 feet.
Construction:  1946, Harland & Wolff Ltd. in Glasgow
Propulsion: 4-stroke cycle, single action oil engines with 6 cylinders of 29 1/8 inches diameter each;
                   stroke 59 1/16 inches; 2 double ended boilers; Machinery Numerical 697; engine built by
                   the builders
Owners:  British Tanker Co. Ltd.
Port of registry:  London
Port of survey:  Glasgow

BRITISH PRINCE - 1881-1886/1894-1895
Code letters:  WHTC             Official Number:  86164
Master:  Captain S. Nowell (1881-86); Captain F.H. Freeth (1894-95)
Rigging:  steel single screw, 4 masts, Barkentine; 3 decks, 2 of steel; 7 cemented bulkheads; iron floors & beams
Tonnage:  3,974 tons gross, 3,683 under deck and 2,548 net
Dimensions:  420.1 feet long, 42.2 foot beam and holds 29 feet deep; Poop 53 feet long;
                      Forecastle 88 feet
Construction:  1882, Harland & Wolff in Belfast; repairs to damages in 1883
Propulsion:  compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 43 & 86 inches respectively; stroke 60 inches;
                    operating 90 p.s.i.; 450 horsepower; engine built by the builders
Owners:  British Ship Owners Co. Ltd. (E.A. Cohan, manager)
Port of registry:  Liverpool

BRITISH QUEEN - 1776
Master:  Captain A. Leslie
Rigging:  Snow; single deck with beams
Tonnage:  244 tons.
Construction:  1766 in Brrwst
Owners:  Henderson
Draught under load:  15 feet

BRITISH QUEEN - 1790
Master:  Captain Denniston
Rigging:  Ship; 2 decks; sheathed
Tonnage:  191 tons
Construction:  1786 in Greenock
Owners:  Hunter & Co.
Draught under load:  13 feet
Port of survey: Greenock
Voyage:  sailed for Québec

BRITISH QUEEN - 1808

(Red Book - Shipowners only)
Master:  Captain Ormandy
Rigging:  Ship; single deck with beams; sheathed in copper in 1808.
Tonnage:  303 tons
Construction:  1800 in Topsham
Owners:  Stitt
Draught under load:  16 feet
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  sailed for Charleston

BRITISH QUEEN - 1842
Master: Captain J. Evans
Rigging: Schooner; sheathed in copper in 1839; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 142 tons using old measurements and 111 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1839 in Fowey
Owners: Evans & Co.
Port of registry: Plymouth
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for Malta

BRITISH QUEEN - 1843
Master:  Captain W. Lord
Rigging:  Barque; fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage:  431 tons using old measurements and 487 tons using new measurements
Construction:  1839 on Prince Edward Island, using Black Birch, Juniper & Spruce
Owners:  Webb & Co.
Port of registry:  Bristol
Port of survey:  Bristol
Voyage:  sailed for New York

BRITISH QUEEN - 1848
Master:  Captain Errington
Rigging:  Snow; partly double sheathed in 1839 and 1845; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage:  305 tons
Construction:  1785 in Whitby; new top sides in 1841; some repairs in 1845
Owners:  Skepsey
Port of registry:  Shields
Port of survey:  Shields
Voyage:  sailed for America

BRITISH SUCCESS - 1948
Code letters: GLZB                    Official Number: 180817
Rigging: steel single screw motor tanker; 1 deck; 16 bulkheads; cruiser stern;
              fitted with direction finder, echo sounding device and gyro-compass;
              cellular double bottom under engine 70 feet, 42 tons; Deep Tank forward 23 feet, 287 tons;
              Forward Peak Tank 150 tons; Aft Peak Tank 87 tons
Tonnage: 8,215 tons gross, 7,209 under deck and 4,769 net
Dimensions: 466 feet long, 59.2 foot beam and holds 34.8 feet deep; Poop 92 feet;
                    Bridge 51 feet; Forecastle 49 feet
Construction: 1946, Blythswood Ship Building Co. Ltd. in Glasgow
Propulsion: 4-stroke, single acting oil engine with 6 cylinders of 29 1/8 inches diameter each;
                   stroke 59 7/18 inches; 675 machinery numeral; engine by J.G. Kincaid & Co. Ltd. in Greenock
Owners: British Tanker Co. Ltd.
Port of registry: London

BRITISH TRIDENT - 1858-1863
Master:  Captain O'Neill (1858-60); Captain F. Boyce (1861-63)
Rigging:  Ship sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1857 & 1859; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage:  1,555 tons using old measurements and 1,340 tons using new measurements
Construction:  1854, Ruddock & Co. in Saint John, NB, using Tamarack, Pitch Pine, Oak & Birch
Owners:  P. Magee (1858); R. Mozeley (1859-63)
Port of registry:  Liverpool
Port of survey:  Liverpool
Voyage:  sailed for Australia (1858, 1861 & 1863)

BRITISH UNION – 1812-1813

(Green Book – Underwriters)
Master: Captain R. Robson
Rigging: Brig; single deck
Tonnage: 234 tons
Construction: in Scarborough; vessel 12 years old; 4 guns
Owners: Robson & Co.
Draught under load: 14 feet
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for America
 
(Red Book – Shipowners)
Master: Captain R. Robson
Rigging: Brig; single deck with beams
Tonnage: 235 tons
Construction: 1800 in Scarborough; 4 4-pounds guns
Owners: Robson & Co.
Draught under load: 14 feet
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for St. John’s

BRITISH UNION – 1837
Master: Captain J. Storm
Rigging: Snow; sheathed in copper in 1834
Tonnage: 213 tons
Construction: 1833 in Newcastle
Owners: Porter & Co.
Port of registry: London
Port of survey: Liverpool
Voyage: sailed for Leghorn
 
BRITISH VALOUR - 1929
Code letters:  KWRT                Official Number:  149945
Rigging:  steel single screw tanker; 2 steel decks; 10 cemented bulkheads to Upper Deck; 8 cemented
                bulkheads to 2nd Deck; web frames; longitudinal framing; fitted with electric light & wireless;
                machinery aft; cellular double bottom under engine 86 feet long, forward 36 feet, 411 tons;
                Forward Peak Tank 178 tons; Aft Peak Tank 93 tons; carrying petroleum in bulk.
Tonnage:  6,952 tons gross, 6,487 under deck and 4,101 net.
Dimensions:  440.5 feet long, 57 foot beam and tanks 33 feet deep; Poop 112 feet long;
                      Bridge 34 feet; Forecastle 47 feet.
Construction:  1927, Lithgows Ltd in Port Glasgow
Propulsion:  4 stroke cycle, single acting oil engine with 8 cylinders of 29 1/8 inches diameter each;
                    stroke 59 7/16 inches; 2 double ended boilers; 653 nominal horsepower; engine built by
                    J.G. Kincaid & Co. Ltd. in Greenock
Port of registry:  London
Port of survey:  Shields

BRITTENBURG – 1978, ex. EASTERN STREET – 1977, ex. LLOYD NEW YORK – 1975,
                        ex. HAMBURGER DAMM – 1973, ex. TASCO – 1971, launched as HAMBURGER DAMM
Code letters: 5LUP                         Official Number: 4710
Rigging: General Cargo/Container motor vessel; 2 decks; machinery aft; fitted with direction finder,
               echo sounding device, gyro-compass, position finding device, radar & radiotelephony
Tonnage: 7,990 tons gross, 5,203 tons net and 11,029 tons deadweight
Dimensions: 146.23 meters long, 19.41 meters beam and holds 8.89 meters deep
Construction: 1970, Schiffswerft “Neptune” in ROSTOCK (Yard 382)
Propulsion: 2-stroke, single acting, oil engine with 9 cylinders of 600 mm diameter each;
                   stroke 1,050 mm. 9,000 brake horsepower; engine by Masch. Halberstadt in Halberstadt
Owners: Eastern Street Maritime Co. S.A.
Port of registry: Monrovia

BROADWATER - 1859/1862
Master:  Captain T. Stockman (1862)
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in yellow metal and partly in felt in 1858; fastened with copper belts
Tonnage:  571 tons
Construction:  1858 in Sunderland
Owners:  J. Weller
Port of registry:  London
Port of survey:  Sunderland (1859); London (1862)
Voyage:  sailed for New Zealand & China (1862)

BROADWOOD - 1819-1822/1845/1848
Master: Captain Longstaff (1819-22); Captain R. Kell (1845); Captain H. Kinch (1848)
Rigging: Brig (1819-22); Snow (1845-48); single deck; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 138 tons (1819-22); 171 tons (1845-48)
Construction: 1809 in Sunderland; repairs to damages in 1816; major repairs in 1842;
                      some repairs in 1845
OwnersL Longstaff (1819-22); Kell & Co. (1845-48)
Draught under load: 11 feet
Port of registry: Blyth (1845-48)
Port of survey: Sunderland (1819-22); Blyth (1845-48)
Voyage: sailed on Coastal Trade (1819-22); London (1845); Boulogne 91848)

BROCKLESBY - 1915
Code letters: KTWF                   Official Number: 65657
Master: Captain A. Lawson
Rigging: wood Brigantine; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 182 tons gross, 182 under deck and 168 net
Dimensions: 98.8 feet long, 24.3 foot beam and holds 12.1 feet deep
Construction: 1871, Westway in Lowestoft; repairs to top sides
Owners: Mrs. Gann (J.G. Gann, manager)
Port of registry: Faversham

BROMPTON - 1919
Rigging: wood twin screws steamer; 2 decks; fitted with electric light
Tonnage: 2,940 tons gross, 2,443 under deck and 1,733 net
Dimensions: 273.5 feet long, 49 foot beam and holds 25.6 feet deep; Poop 22 feet;
                    Bridge 62 feet; Forecastle 34 feet
Construction: 1918, Grays Harbor Motorship Corp., Aberdeen, WA
Propulsion: triple expansion engines with 6 cylinders of 15 1/2, 26 & 44 inches diameter each pair;
                   stroke 26 inches; operating at 200 p.s.i.; 198 nominal horsepower; 2 water tube boilers;
                   grate surface 156 sq. ft.; heating surface 2,518 sq. ft. engine by
                   Murray Iron Works, Burlington, IA
Owners: United States Shipping Board (Emergency Fleet Corp., managers)
Port of registry: Aberdeen, WA

BROOKE - 1820
(Red Book - Shipowners)
Master:  Captain D. Cowan
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in copper in 1814; copper repaired in 1819
Tonnage:  253 tons
Construction:  1812 in Salem
Owners:  Hunter & Co.
Draught under load:  16 feet
Port of survey:  Liverpool
Voyage:  sailed for Newfoundland

BROKE
Green Book (Underwriters)
Master:  Captain D. Cowan
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in copper
Tonnage:  252 tons
Construction:  Salem; vessel 8 years old
Owners:  Hunter & Co.
Draught under load:  16 feet
Port of survey:  Greenock
Voyage:  sailed for Newfoundland

BROOKLYN - 1838
Master:  Captain Richardson
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in copper in 1835
Tonnage:  445 tons
Construction:  1834 in Newcastle, using Oak, Pine & Black Birch
Owners:  Richardson; American property
Port of registry:  New York
Port of survey:  Liverpool
Voyage:  sailed for New York

BROOKLYN - 1881
Code letters:  HQFM            Official Number:  58971
Rigging:  iron single screw Ship
Tonnage:  3,576 tons gross, 3,459 under deck and 2,355 net
Dimensions:  354.4 feet long, 42.5 foot beam and holds 33.1 feet deep
Construction:  1869 in Glasgow
Propulsion:  compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 48 & 86 inches diameter respectively;
                    stroke 54 inches; 480 horsepower; new engine 1879; engine built by J. & J. Thomson in Glasgow
Owners:  Mississippi & Dominion Steam Ships Co. Ltd.
Port of registry:  Liverpool

BROTHERS – 1810-1812
 
(Green Book – Underwriters)

1) Master: Captain F. Dye
Rigging: Barque; single deck with beams
Tonnage: 190 tons
Construction: in Wells; vessel 7 years old (1810)
Owners: R. Beeston
Draught under load: 13 feet
Port of survey: Dublin
Voyage: sailed for Ireland
 
2) Master: Captain Wittaway
Rigging: Barque; single deck
Tonnage: 72 tons
Construction: in Newfoundland using Juniper & Spruce; vessel 14 years old (1810)
Owners: G. Elliott
Draught under load: 8 feet
Port of survey: Teignmouth
Voyage: sailed for Liverpool
 
(Red Book – Shipowners)

1) Master: Captain F. Dye
Rigging: Ship; single deck with beams
Tonnage: 189 tons
Construction: 1793 in Wells; 2 4-pounds guns
Owners: Beeson
Draught under load: 13 feet
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for Stettin

BROTHERS - 1813

(Green Book - Underwriters)
Master:  a) Captain Morrison; b) Captain Blake
Rigging:  Ship; single deck with beams; sheathed in 1812
Tonnage:  346 tons
Construction:  Foreign; vessel 18 years old; 12 guns
Owners:  Idle & Co.
Draught under load:  14 feet
Port of survey:  a) London; b) Plymouth
Voyage:  sailed for Québec

BROTHERS - 1841
Master: Captain Wheeler
Rigging: Ship; sheathed in copper in 1840
Tonnage: 538 tons using old measurements and 684 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1839 in Nova Scotia
Owners: Rowlinson
Port of registry: Liverpool
Port of survey: Liverpool
Voyage: sailed for Sydney

BROUGHAM - 1853
Captain:  Captain B. Wells
Master:  Barque; sheathed in felt and metal in 1844 & in yellow metal in 1848
Tonnage: 727 tons
Construction:  1820 in Calcutta, using Teak; some repairs in 1844 & 1848
Owners:  Boulcott
Port of registry:  London
Port of survey: London
Voyage:  sailed for the South Seas

BROWNLOW - 1868
Master:  Captain J. Rutter
Rigging:  iron single screw steamer; 4 cemented bulkheads
Tonnage:  1,086 tons gross and 833 tons net
Dimensions:  231.8 feet long, 32.4 foot beam and holds 16.4 feet deep
Construction:  1867, Earle & Co. in Hull
Propulsion:  steam engine 130 horsepower; engine built by the builders
Owners:  Brownlow & Co.
Port of registry:  Hull
Port of survey:  Hull
Voyage:  sailed for the Baltic Sea

BRUCE - 1862
Master:  Captain Mickeljohn
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1860
Tonnage:  1,110 tons
Construction:  1857 in Québec
Owners:  Potter & Co.
Port of registry:  Glasgow
Port of survey:  Clyde
Voyage:  sailed for Australia

BRUNELLE - 1857-1865
Master: Captain Brown (1857-60); Captain Orkney (1861-63); Captain Robinson (1864-65)
Rigging: Ship; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1856 & 1861; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage:  1,122 tons
Dimensions: 199.6 feet long, 38 foot beam and holds 22.6 feet deep
Construction: 1855 in Québec; some repairs in 1859
Owners: McArthur & Binnie (1857-60); McArthur (1861-62); W. Harris (1863-64); Briggs (1865)
Port of registry: Greenock (1857-62); Liverpool (1863-65)
Port of survey: Clyde (1857-59); Liverpool (1860-63); Hull (1864-65)
Voyage: sailed for Australia 1857-59); India (1860-63); the Baltic Sea (1864)

BRUNHILDE - 1877-1879
Code letters: RCJH                  Official Number: 74453
Master: Captain R. Robb
Rigging: Yawl yacht; 1 deck; sheathed in copper in 1877; fastened with copper bolts
Tonnage: 60 tons
Dimensions: 75 feet long, 17 foot beam and holds 10.6 feet deep
Construction: 1877, Ratsey in Cowes
Owners: J.K. Bruce (1877); R. Clifford Smith (1878-79)
Port of registry: Cowes

BRUNSWICK - 1818

(Green Book - Underwriters)
Master: Captain R. Blake
Rigging: Ship; 3 decks; sheathed in copper in 1817
Tonnage: 525 tons
Construction: River; vessel 27 years old; major repairs in 1807 & 1810; repairs to damages in 1813;
                     some repairs in 1817
Owners: Rule & Co.
Draught under load: 18 feet
Port of survey: London
Voyage: Québec

(Red Book - Shipowners)
Master: Captain R. Blake
Rigging: Ship; 3 decks; sheathed in copper in 1813; copper repaired in 1818
Tonnage: 525 tons
Construction: 1791, in River; partial new top sides, wales & good repairs in 1818
Owners: Rule
Draught under load: 18 feet
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for Québec

BRUTUS – 1822
 
(Green Book – Underwriters)
Master: Captain J. Smith
Rigging: Brig; single deck with beams; sheathed in copper in 1821
Tonnage: 255 tons
Construction: in Sunderland; vessel 2 years old
Owners: White & Co.
Draught under load: 15 feet
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for New South Wales
 
(Red Book – Shipowners)
Master: Captain Smith
Rigging: Snow; single deck with beams; sheathed in copper in 1821
Tonnage: 254 tons
Construction: 1821 in Sunderland
Owners: Captain & Co.
Draught under load: 14 feet
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for New South Wales

BRYAN ABBS - 1850
Master:  Captain J. Donald
Rigging:  Brig
Tonnage:  256 tons
Construction:  1834 in Jarrow; new deck in 1844; repairs to damages in 1846
Owners:  F. Spaight
Port of registry:  Limerick
Port of survey:  Limerick

BUCCLEUCH - 1869
Master:  Captain J. Waigh
Rigging:  single screw steamer; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage:  109 tons
Dimensions:  135 feet long, 21.5 foot beam and holds 9.6 feet deep
Construction:  1863, Adamson in Newcastle; partial new keelson & some repairs in 1869
Propulsion:  steam engine 40 horsepower; engine built by the builders
Owners:  Clark & Co.
Port of registry:  Yarmouth
Port of survey:  Newcastle
Voyage:  sailed on Coastal Trade

BUCKINGHAM - 1888-1891
Code letters: KTWJ                Official Number: 93809
Master: Captain P. Lyall
Rigging: steel, 4 masts, Ship; 2 decks; 1 cemented bulkhead
Tonnage: 2,668 tons gross, 2,514 under deck and 2,613 net
Dimensions: 307.7 feet long, 45.1 foot beam and holds 24.2 feet deep; Poop 37 feet; Forecastle 33 feet
Construction: 1888, T. Royden & Sons in Liverpool
Owners: Sailing Ship Buckingham Co. Ltd. (McVicar, Marshall & Co, managers)
Port of registry: Liverpool

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE - 1873-1874
Code letters: HCFD                Official Number: 60824
Master: Captain T. Pain (1873); Captain R. Harland (1874)
Rigging: iron Ship; 2 decks; 1 cemented bulkhead
Tonnage: 1,533 tons gross, 1,368 under deck and 1,466 net
Dimensions: 238.2 feet long, 37.5 foot beam and holds 23.1 feet deep; Poop 108 tons; Forecastle 60 tons
Construction: 1868, Barclay in Glasgow
Owners: G. Marshall
Port of registry: London

BUDAPEST - 1887
Code letters:  JDBV                 Official Number:  87739
Master:  Captain Pottinger
Rigging:  iron single screw Schooner; 1 iron deck & Spar Deck; 3 tiers of beams; 5 cemented bulkheads;
               cellular double bottom 198 feet long; 284 tons
Tonnage:  1,678 tons gross, 1,663 under deck and 1,091 net
Dimensions: 240 feet long, 34.1 foot beam and holds 17.5 feet deep
Construction:  1883, Burrell & Son in Dumbarton
Propulsion: compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 30 & 55 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 36 inches; operating at 80 p.s.i.; 150 horsepower; engine built by
                   D. Stewart & Co. in Glasgow
Owners:  Burrell & Son
Port of registry:  Glasgow

BUENOS AYRIAN - 1851
Master:  Captain J. Husband
Rigging:  Barque; sheathed in yellow metal in 1848
Tonnage:  324 tons
Construction:  1840 in Liverpool
Owners:  J. Steel
Port of registry:  Liverpool
Port of survey:  Liverpool
Voyage:  sailed for Valparaiso

BULGA - 1919, ex. SIGNAL
Code letters: JLCT                   Official Number: 139027
Master: Captain R. Innes
Rigging: steel single screw steamer; 1 deck & Spar Deck; fitted with electric light; water ballast
Tonnage: 1,449 tons gross, 1,276 under deck and 907 net
Dimensions: 250.7 feet long, 36.1 foot beam and holds 17.9 feet deep;
                    Poop 24 feet; Bridge 73 feet; Forecastle 34 feet
Construction: 1903, Howaldts-Werke in Kiel
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 18 1/2, 29 1/2 & 47 1/4 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 31 1/2 inches; 126 nominal horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners: Requisitioned by The Commonwealth of Australia
Port of registry: London

BULIMBA - 1883
Code letters: WVTQ                 Official Number:  86726
Master:  Captain G.D. Clarke, appointed to the Shipping Line in 1881 and to the vessel in 1883
Rigging:  steel single screw steamer; 3 decks, 1 of steel; 5 cemented bulkheads
Tonnage:  2,510 tons gross, 2,210 under deck and 1,607 net
Dimensions:  315.8 feet long, 38.2 foot beam and holds 17.3 feet deep; Poop 64 feet long;
                      Bridge Deck 76 feet; Forecastle 37 feet
Construction:  1882, A. & J. Inglis in Glasgow
Propulsion:  compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 40 & 73 inches diameter respectively;
                    stroke 51 inches; operating at 80 p.s.i.; 300 horsepower; engine built by the builders
Owners:  British India Associated Steamers Ltd.
Port of registry:  Glasgow

BUNTLINE HITCH - 1940
Code letters:  AOEG              Official Number:  248130
Rigging:  2 decks; cruiser stern; equipped with direction finder, echo sounding device,
                gyrocompass & refrigerating machinery; machinery aft; electric welded.
Tonnage:  3,812 tons gross & 2,162 net.
Dimensions:  323.9 feet long, 50.1 foot beam and holds 26.5 feet deep;
                      Poop 90 feet long; Forecastle 38 feet.
Construction:  1945, Pennsylvania Shipyard Inc. in Beaumont, Texas
Propulsion:  2-stroke cycle, single acting oil engine with 6 cylinders of 21 1/2 inches
                    diameter each; stroke 29 inches; engine built by Mordberg Mfg. Co. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Owners:  United States War Shipping Administration
Port of registry:  Beaumont, Texas

BURNHOPESIDE - 1840/1846
Master:  Captain Worthington (1840); Captain J. Lorley (1846)
Rigging:  Barque; sheathed in patent hair and copper in 1839; sheathed in copper in 1842;
                fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage:  305 tons using old measurements and 343 tons using new measurements
Construction:  1839 in Newcastle
Owners:  W. Hedley
Port of registry:  Newcastle
Port of survey:  Newcastle (1840); London (1846)
Voyage:  sailed for London (1840); Montréal (1846)

BURNOCK - 1898
Code letters:  LVFH                   Official Number:  94423
Rigging:  steel single screw, 3 masts, Schooner; 1 deck; 3 cemented bulkheads; machinery aft;
               Forward Peak Tank 40 tons
Tonnage:  425 tons gross, 339 under deck and 181 net
Dimensions:  158.5 feet long, 25.1 foot beam and holds 11.8 feet deep; Quarter Deck 82 feet;
                     Bridge 7 feet; Forecastle 19 feet
Construction:  1890, S. McKnight & Co. in Ayr
Propulsion:  triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 14, 22 1/2 & 36 inches diameter respectively;
                    stroke 27 inches; operating at 160 p.s.i.; 75 registered horsepower; 1 single ended boilers;
                    2 ribbed furnaces; grate surface 32 inches; heating surface 1,216 sq. ft.; engine by
                    W. Kemp in Glasgow
Owners:  A. Weir & Co.
Port of registry:  Ayr

BURTON STATHER - 1875
Code letters:  HJLK                  Official Number:  54620
Master:  Captain G. Carphin
Rigging:  Barque; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1872; fastened with copper bolts
Tonnage: 422 tons
Dimensions:  154.6 feet long, 27.3 foot beam and holds 14.9 feet deep
Construction:  1866, Wray in Burton Stather; partial new keelson & some repairs in 1869;
                      repairs to damages in 1872
Owners:  W. Andrews & Co.
Port of registry:  Sydney
Port of survey:  Sydney

BUSSORAH - 1883
Code letters:  WFLR                 Official Number:  85091
Master:  Captain E. Scott, appointed to the Shipping Line and to the vessel in 1883
Rigging:  iron single screw Schooner; 1 iron deck & Awning Deck; 3 tiers of beams;
               5 cemented bulkheads; double bottom, aft 70 feet, forward 54 feet, 168 tons
Tonnage:  1,986 tons gross, 1,967 under deck and 1,292 net
Dimensions:  268.2 feet long, 35.2 foot beam and holds 20.5 feet deep
Construction:  1881, Sunderland Ship Building Co. Ltd. in Sunderland
Propulsion:  compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 32 & 61 inches diameter respectively;
                    stroke 39 inches; operating at 80 p.s.i.; 200 horsepower; engine built by
                    North East Marine Engine Co. Ltd. in Sunderland
Owners:  Persian Gulf Steam Ship Co. Ltd.
Port of registry:  London

BUSSORAH MERCHANT - 1853
Master:  Captain P.D. Blyth
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in felt and doubled in 1833; sheathed in yellow metal in 1852;
                fastened with iron bolts.
Tonnage:  531 tons
Construction:  1818 in Calcutta, using Teak; top sides & deck doubled in 1846
Owners:  D. Dunbar
Port of registry:  London
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  sailed for Sydney

BUSTLE – 1764
Master: Captain John Ellis
Rigging: sailing vessel; single deck
Tonnage: 90 tons
Crew: 8
Construction: 1757 in Great Britain
Owners: Sligoe
Port of registry: Liverpool
Voyage: sailed for Killybeggs
 

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