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.

1863 voyage

Issue Date

Report from

Report Date

Master named

Arrived from or sailed to


Jan 8




arr from the river for


Jan 13

off the Start

Jan 11


for Bombay


Jun 5


April 20


arrived from




June 9


sailed for


Aug 26


May 29

Vessels spoken: Countess of Seafield, Akyab to London by the Hougomont at St Helena 6

Sept 5

40N 33W

Aug 26

Countess of Seafield, Akyab (?) to London (?) 6

Sept 5

3S 19W

July 25

Vessels spoken: Countess of Seafield, from Mauritius

Sept 18

Queenstown - rec’d 18th

Countess of Seafield arrived from Mauritius

Sept 25

Queenstown - rec’d 25th

Countess of Seafield arrived from Mauritius

6 These two entries would seem to refer to another Countess of Seafield. Quoted positions do not fit the Stockton built Countess of Seafield returning from Mauritius in accordance with entry for Aug 4 and the second entry for Sept 5. [ see also the link to The Other Countess ]

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}.