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The voyage recorded in the log

The voyage described in the log began in London on June 19th 1854. A document recording its departure from London was kindly located for us by the British Library.

We have not been able to locate any details of its cargo on the outward voyage, but a list of the cargo on the return voyage ( tea and silk ) was located for us by HM Customs and Excise and can be found by following the link on the right.

A list of passengers has also been found on the web - again, follow the link on the right.

The crew list for the initial voyage from London to Shanghai has also been found and transcribed.

The voyage took the Countess of Seafield through a storm to Sydney, Australia then on to Shanghai, where they witnessed the end of the Tai Ping revolt; and back through another storm to England.

The links on the right will take you to some of the interesting sights and events