Duke of Argyll

Nominal GunsUnknownEICS
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorPrivate Owners
Ship TypeMerchantman
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Last known1834EICS


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentEICS
Burthen629Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentIORMAR
Burthen600Tons BM 


1833 - 1834John PirieIORMAR

1 Commanding Officer

15.7.1833 - 25.7.1834Captain (HEIC)Henry BristowIORMAR

Notes on Ship


Chartered ship, 600 tons.

Principal Managing Owners:

John Pirie & Co.


(1) 1832/3 Bengal. Capt Henry Bristow. Downs 7 Aug 1833 - 23 Dec Calcutta - left Bengal 14 Feb 1834 - 30 Apr Cape - 17 May St Helena - 12 Jul Gravesend.


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Posted by AvM on Friday 18th of October 2019 14:52

BT 111/05
#181 in 1833 reg London 629 10/94t master Henry Bristow

Posted by AvM on Friday 18th of October 2019 14:48

From : tynebuil vessels

Wooden Sailing Vessel, rigged as a Ship
Launched: 1833
Completed: 1833
Builder: Thomas Smith
Yard: St Peter's Dockyard
Dimensions: 629tonsb, 132.0 x 32.4 x 6.1ft
Reg Number: 10711
1833 William Smith, Newcastle; registered at London
10/08/1854 G, J & W Morrison, North Shields and J Wilkin & W Atkin, Newcastle
16/11/1855 William Morrison, North Shields and James Wilkin & William Atkin, Newcastle
24/12/1855 James Wilkin & William Atkin, Newcastle
24/01/1856 J Wilkin, JO Scott & M Thompson, Newcastle and J Reay & G Innes Snr, North Shields
04/04/1856 J Wilkin, JO Scott & M Thompson, Newcastle and J Keay & G Innes Snr, North Shields
23/08/1859 John Lott Taylor, Henry Harrison & James Keay, North Shields
08/01/1860 Wrecked
Comments: 23/08/1859: Sold for £3000
08/01/1860: Wrecked on a beach behind the Rock of Gibraltar
On a voyage from Genoa towards the Tyne

Posted by AvM on Friday 18th of October 2019 14:45

From Hackman book:

DUKE OF ARGYLL. Ship. 1833-1834.
629 bm.
1831: Launched by T.& W. Smith, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, for John Pirie. Captain Henry Bristow.
1832 - 1833; 1835 - 1859: In general trade to India and the Far East as a licensed ship for T. and W. Smith..
1) 7.8.1833 - 12.7.1834: Bengal direct.
8.1.1860: Wrecked at Gibraltar in a gale whilst bound from Genoa to the Tyne. Captain Thomas Keay and an
apprentice named Morrison were drowned.

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