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.

1856 voyage

Issue Date

Report from

Report Date

Master named

Arrived from or sailed to

Port/Place

Mar 24

Table Bay

Jan 20

Hamshaw

arrived from

London

Mar 29

Table Bay

Feb 4

Hamshaw

sailed for

Penang

June 3

Penang

Apr 8

---

arrived from

London

July 1

Penang

Apr 29

---

sailed for

London

Sept 19

St Helena

July 30

Hamshaw

arrived from Penang and sailed for London

Sept 25

Deal

Sept 25

---

arrived from

Penang

Sept 26

Gravesend

Sept 26

Hamshaw

arrived from

Penang

Dec 6

Gravesend

Dec 5

Hamshaw

sailed for

Shanghai

Dec 15

Deal

Dec 13

Hamshaw

arrived from the River for Shanghai

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}.