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.

1858 voyage

Issue Date

Report from

Report Date

Master named

Arrived from or sailed to

Port/Place

Jan1

Woosung

Oct 30

Hamshaw

sailed for

London

Jan 29

Stts. of Sunda

Nov 24

Hamshaw

arrived from

Shanghai for London

Mar 2

15S 7W

Jan 12

Vessel spoken Countess of Seafield, Shanghai to London

Mar 9

Deal

Mar 9

Hamshaw

arrived from

China

Mar 10

Gravesend

Mar 9

Hamshaw

arrived from

Shanghai

May 5

Gravesend

May 5

Brown

sailed for

Shanghai

May 6

Deal

May 6

Brown

sailed for

Shanghai

Oct 20

Anjer {Java}

Aug 12

Brown

arrived from

London

Nov 13

Shanghai

Sept 16

Brown

arrived from

Gravesend

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}.