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We are indebted to Peter Barton, a maritime historian who specialised in 18th and 19th Century Teesside and Hartlepool shipping and ship-building, who has done an enormous amount of research on the Countess and has been kind enough to share it all with us. It was Peter who compiled the voyages list here.

1852 voyage







Report date

Master named

Arrived from or sailed to


Mar 11




sailed for

Hong Kong

Mar 15

off Newhaven



arr from H'pool

for Hong Kong

June 14

Vessels spoken. Countess of Seafield. (ship) Hartlepool for East Indies with loss of heads of lower masts etc. by the Crusader, arrived at Boston

copyright © Peter Barton 2002

Additional comments made by Peter:

This list has been compiled from notes taken from microfilm held at the London Guildhall Library. These are not always as clear as could be wished and perhaps one or two entries may yield a little more information than appears here. The occasional name, where obviously there has been an error in the published Lloyd's List, has been corrected. e.g. Hampshaw for Hamshaw & Browning for Brown.

I have added Lloyd's List extract entries enclosed in {brackets}.