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.

1859 voyage

Issue Date

Report from

Report Date

Master named

Arrived from or sailed to

Port/Place

Mar 1

Shanghai

Jan 5

Brown

cleared for

Amoy {Xiamen}

Mar 16

Woosung

Jan 10

Brown

sailed for

Swatow

May 16

Shanghai

Mar 15

Brown

arrived from

Swatow

June 10

Woosung

April 11

Brown

sailed for

Swatow

Aug 2

Shanghai

May 27

Brown

arrived from

Swatow

Aug 27

Woosung

June 24

Brown

sailed for

Nagasaki

Sept 28

The Loch Lomond, Morrison, from Nagasaki (26 June) for Kanagaiva, went on shore on the Saratoga Spit, about 20 miles down on the East side of the Bay of Jeddo, 5th July, and had settled so deeply in the sand, that it was doubtful if she could be got off. The cargo and specie were being discharged into Japanese lighters, and would partly be received by the Countess of Seafield

Nov 28

Woosung

Sept 30

Brown

arrived from

Japan

 

 

Oct 2

Brown

sailed for

Hong Kong

Nov 30

Hong Kong

Oct 10

Brown

arrived from

Kanapawa {?}

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}.