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.

1864 voyage

Issue Date

Report from

Report Date

Master named

Arrived from or sailed to

Port/Place

Feb 1

Gravesend

Jan 31

Dawson (?)

sailed for

Canterbury NZ

Aug 6

Hobart Town

The Countess of Seafield, Danvers, from London to Canterbury NZ put in here 1 June in distress ; 10 drowned, cargo much damaged, will proceed in three weeks after repairs. ( received 6th from Alexandria )

Aug 15

Hobart Town

June 23

The Countess of Seafield, Danvers, from London to Canterbury NZ which put in here 1 June had had her decks swept of boats, bulwarks, houses etc. and topsides and decks started by heavy seas in a severe hurricane off Desolation Isle 28 April, where she also lost the 9 seamen and a passenger over board.

Aug 22

Hobart Town

June 8

The Countess of Seafield, London to Canterbury, which put in here with damage 1 June, is discharging a portion of her cargo previous to being repaired.

Oct 10

(received from Suez 8 Oct.)

 

 

 

Hobart Town

Aug 23

Danvers

sailed for

Lyttleton NZ

 

 

 

 

with the whole of her original cargo

Oct 17

Hobart Town

Aug 6

Danvers

sailed for

Lyttleton NZ

 

 

 

 

After repairing with all her original cargo

Nov 16

Lyttleton NZ

Aug 25

Danvers

arrived from London & Hobart Town

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}.