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.

1855 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 26

Sydney NSW

Oct 24

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arrived from

London

Mar 17

Sydney

Nov 29

Hamshaw

sailed for

Shanghai

May 1

Shanghai

Feb 6

Innes

Countess of Seafield 2

arrived from London

May 1

Shanghai

Feb 14

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arrived from

Sydney NSW

May 31

Shanghai

Mar 31

Hamshaw

sailed for

London

July 3

Stts. of Sunda

Apr 29

Hamshaw

arrived from

Shanghai

Aug 7

St Helena

June 26

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Aug 9

Gravesend

Aug 8

Hamshaw

arrived from

Shanghai

Nov 10

Gravesend

Nov 9

Hamshaw

sailed for

Cape of Good Hope

Nov 12

Deal

Nov 11

Hamshaw

arr from the River for

Cape of Good Hope

2 This Countess of Seafield (ship) was built at Aberdeen in 1848 and lost March 1855. Tonnage 520/451
Entry of interest as it shows both vessels at Shanghai at the same time. After being stranded in March 1855, the Aberdeen clipper was refloated and sold to Cantonese owners. Subsequent history not known. [ see also the link to The Other Countess ]

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}.