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.

1860 voyage

Issue Date

Report from

Report Date

Master named

Arrived from or sailed to

Port/Place

April 27

Shanghai

Mar 1

Brown

arrived from

Hong Kong

May 28

Woosung3

Mar 29

Brown

sailed for

London

June 28

Stts. of Sunda

May 3

Brown

arrived from

Shanghai

Aug 18

Deal

Aug 18

Brown

arrived from

Woosung3

Aug 20

Gravesend

Aug 18

Brown

arrived from

Shanghai

Oct 2

off Dartmouth

Sept{?} 27

Brown

for New York

Newcastle

Dec 3

New York4

Nov 18

Brown

arrived from

Newcastle

3 Woosung: 12 miles below Shanghai.

4 From the New York Times November 19, 1860:
Bark Countess of Seafield, (Br., of Stockton,) Brown, Newcastle Sept. 21, with coal to D.W. Palmer. From Oct. 20 to 30, in lat. 45 and lon. 45, experienced very heavey westerly gales, lost bulwarks and split sails. 8th inst., lat. 39 lon. 69, exchanged signals with a Br. bark, bound F., showing a white nag with blue cross

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}.