Although I remember seeing the ruins of the old north pier cottages as a child, I've yet to find pictures of them. The pictures that Ann refers to are likely those which illustrate Len Charlton's fine 'Sunderland by the Sea' article that you can read on this page. If anyone knows where to find such a picture I would be grateful for that information. Bruce references Thistleglen, a 4750, later 4748, ton cargo ship, built by Sir James Laing & Son at Deptford yard in 1929. The good news, perhaps, is that the message was not returned, so likely the address is still active. I sure would love in some way to get your images onto the site & into Ron's hands. Perhaps you might send them to me at [email protected]& in your message give me your street address. Note - Mark has now provided many images re the painting & chest & also a detailed 'pdf' text. The final words in the Laing ledger - 'Erected - taken to pieces and shipped abroad' - presumably account for the fact that the vessel was never listed in Lloyd's Register. Someday, hopefully, data will emerge as to to where, abroad, it was shipped & why it was shipped in pieces. It should be noted, however, that the webmaster does not own the copyright in any of the images available through these pages. This ship was originally name LODORE but later changed to CARLA. I found this information on your site along with a replica of the exact picture I have. 9, 2016 [email protected]'s website reference is Hello neighbour - relatively speaking! This website/database is part of a large project to put on line details of all vessels built in the U. starting with regions like the Clyde Sunderland Tees Ships, on the stocks. In the next few months I will add a list of about 80% of all vessels built in Sunderland from 1780 to 1850.
Your pictures and information on the old North Dock are wonderful!! 368) I am researching a snow named Teresa, built at Sunderland in 1836. In the early 1850s she was owned by Captain Charles Thomas Matcheson. So far, the vessel is merely named on site with none of its history researched. 10, 1941, while en route from New York to Glasgow via Sydney, Nova Scotia, with a cargo of steel & pig iron, the vessel was torpedoed by German submarine U-85 with the loss of three lives. Which was at 62.14N/39.29W, or maybe at 61.59N/39.49W, both off the SE coast of Greenland in the North Atlantic. Regarding recent address search my elderly brain dropped the proverbial ball -- I seek a mailing address for RON Lovell of 'Australia' re. I am not on line and send this via public library facilities -- a true Luddite at heart. I will i) put the images on site & ii) pass on your address to Ron Lovell in Australia. 2 images & such text are now available via the Priam listing here. Most likely, I now think, is that it was not possible for a tiny paddle steamer designed to operate on a shallow river to make its way under its own power all the way to India. I have modified the Ganges listing accordingly - here. 13, 2017 [email protected] I do not have the knowledge to be able to give you an answer, Len. And that being so, is unable to grant 'permission' for their usage elsewhere. I have had in my possession this old photograph of a sailing ship in a wooden ship's life ring. I am so glad to hear, Lindsay, that your found the data on site about Lodore to be helpful to you. This is a great opportunity to place on line the history of British Shipbuilding.
She is also listed in Marwood's North of England Directory of 1854. Re-built a pub for them in Silksworth Row in October 1876 - alterations to two houses (Nos 3 & 8 Holmside) for Messrs Vaux in 1882. Additions to 'Lamb Tavern' in Silksworth Row for C. Might have done other, but could not find - they were also the architects for the Museum (which still stands) majority of other buildings destroyed by Hiltler's mob or Council planners!! Ship's management also done by sons from Bridge Street. 23, 2017 - [email protected], your data is both helpful & welcomed. 349) I have just sent you a photo of the Wychwood's ship builder's brass plate that I recovered several years ago. 348) I've had a look on old newspapers, in 'findmypast' as they are indexed for everything, not just family names. Newcastle Chronicle 22 November 1862THE "GLADSTONE BRIDGE" AT SUNDERLANDThe River Wear Commissioners, we observe, have adopted the suggestion of Mr Nicholson, one of their body, as to the naming of the new swing bridge, constructed by Messrs Hawks, Crawshay and Co, and placed over the northern entrance to the dock. 339) I have a small Sunderland jug with the 5-line poem beginning: From rocks and sands, And barren lands etc. 338) I have found a relative at 21 Back Hopper Street in Sunderland in 1911 . He had moved there to take up an apprenticeship in the shipyards . In it was a charge of 1353.46 for damage to the bridge caused by the sloop Alice. 29, 2016 [email protected], so far I have not located any data about a vessel named Alice, owned by Mr. The Mercantile Navy List of 1880 lists 69 vessels named Alice. 21, 2016 [email protected]'s website reference is You and your colleagues, Mick, have taken on a worthy project indeed. I am sure that all who are interested in the history of shipbuilding in the U. The Charlotte Jane was built in 1848 by Pattersons of Bristol.
Have researched at Lloyds Register & obtained the ship's full history. This information is shown on the registry of passengers from Hamburg to Australia May 1882. It may very well be that similar cuttings re year 1844 would tell you who built the vessel.
I have a document related to the mate lost in her then from a family member and about a half of a diary/log kept by crew aboard in 1847 when she went to the Brazils as they were then called.
I am in the process of accessing crew lists held at the MHA Canada, PRO London and Greenwich, London.
375) A wonderful site with nice pictures of the old ships. The page states that they are not aware of additional lists held elsewhere in the U. Newspaper references to Henry's death might most likely to be found in the Liverpool press of the time. of Maryport, with 'Kennedy' (thru 1850/51) then 'Younghusband' serving as her captains. George Kennedy, drowned at San Francisco on May 21, 1849. The Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL') of 1867 (1865 says Pinnion incorrectly) thru 1875 clarify such owners name to mean Jno. Cereal had been en route to Santos, So Paulo, Brazil. 102.1, 24.3 & 16.6 (length, breadth & depth in ft.), signal letters HLKD. I have fixed the text beside the image of the old pub. He must have changed ships, because he did not go down with that one. It was Ron (not Jim) Lovell who was in touch with me some years ago now re Priam. Site visitors should first understand that there were 2 vessels named Ganges built at Sunderland in 1861, i.e.
You have worked hard at presenting this site, and it shows. Colin Allison, New Zealand, May 19, 2018 - [email protected] 373) I submitted an account of damage incurred whilst building Kosmaj. 369) Just want to say thank you for your fantastic website. In the last few years I have made major progress in the listings of vessels built at Sunderland. She told us of her life in Winchester Road, then of her time in the more upmarket Vale Street, where she lived through the war years working for Greenwalls ship yard. For service ex Maryport initially & in the period of 1851/52 thru 1854/55 for service from Liverpool to Africa. Cereal's crew was taken aboard John Ritson & later transferred to the next homeward bound vessel which proved to be Portinscale & landed at Queenstown, Ireland. Gibson, which apparently, per MNL of 1876, means Robert Gibson not of Maryport but rather of Whitby. In 1875/76, per LR the vessel became a brig with new dimensions of 101.7, 24.4 & 16.2 ft. I was not aware of the change, Alan - I don't live in Sunderland & would not know of its status without help. Though he once told me he had lost six ships in two world wars. I have written to Ron to invite him to be in contact with you directly, but that appears to be impossible absent your own e-mail address. 1) the ship which was built by William Pile covered on site here, the subject of Noel Clark's message immediately below.
It is most likely that the launch of such a significant ship was recorded in the newspapers of the time. I started researching my family history & traced the James side to Sunderland. 1, 2016 [email protected] for your message, John.