Acknowledgements

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.

1854 voyage

The voyage described by the log is shown in green

Issue Date

Report from

Report Date

Master named

Arrived from or sailed to

Port/ Place

Jan 13

Shanghai

Nov 8

Brown

sailed for

London

Feb 14

Stts. of Sunda

Dec 16

Brown

arrived from

Shanghai

April 1

St Helena

Feb 14

Brown

arrived from

Shanghai

April 7

Deal

April 6

---

arrived from

Whampoa

April 8

Gravesend

April 7

Brown

arrived from

Shanghai

June 20

Gravesend

June 20

Brown

sailed for

Sydney NSW

June 21

Deal

June 20

Hamshaw

sailed for

Sydney

June 26

Deal

June 26

---

sailed

 

July 14

38N 10W

no date

Vessels spoken: Hindostan, Cardiff to Constantinople and Countess of

 

Seafield, bound for Sydney, same day by the Ada, arrived in Liverpool

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}.