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.

1862 voyage

Issue Date

Report from

Report Date

Master named

Arrived from or sailed to

Port/Place

Jan 13

Melbourne

Oct 30

Pounder

arrived from

London

Feb 15

Melbourne

Nov 29

Pounder

sailed for

Guam4

Mar 17

Madras

Feb 9

Pounder

arrived from

Melbourne

Mar 21

Madras

Feb 19

Pounder

sailed for

Calingapatam5

July 9

Mauritius

May 13

Pounder

arrived from

Caligagapatan

 

 

May 14

 

and sailed for

Plymouth

Aug 30

St. Helena

July 26

Pounder

arrived from

Bimlipatan {?}

Oct 3

Plymouth

Oct 2

Pounder

arrived from

Bimlipatam {?}

Oct 8

Deal

Oct 8

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arrived from

Bimlippatan {?}

Oct 10

Gravesend

Oct 9

Pounder

arrived from

Calingapatan

4 Guam is unlikely, but ships used to 'clear for Guam', which was largely uninhabited, if they did not want to declare their destination or be obliged to carry mail.
( from The China Bird, David R MacGregor, London, 1961. Page 192.)

5 Possibly Kalingapatam, about 400 miles north of Madras (India). Bimlipatan not known.

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}.