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.

1868 voyage

Issue Date

Report from

Report Date

Master named

Arrived from or sailed to

Port/Place

Feb 12

Melbourne

Dec 12

Rae

arrived from

Mauritius

April 20

Newcastle NSW

Feb 7

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sailed for

Mauritius

May 16

Mauritius

April 8

Lulham

arrived from

Newcastle NSW

July 16

Mauritius

May 21

Lulham

sailed for

Melbourne

Sept 7

Melbourne

July 2

Lulham

arrived from

Mauritius

 

{The Countess of Seafield) was thrown on her beam ends during a hurricane and had bulwarks started besides other damage on deck.

Sept 30

Melbourne

July 18

Lulham

arrived from

Mauritius etc.

Oct 30

Newcastle NSW

Aug 11

Lulham

sailed for

Mauritius

Nov 2

Newcastle NSW

Aug 11

Lulham

sailed for

Mauritius

Dec 18

Mauritius

Oct 18

Nov 4

Lulham

arrived from

and sailed for

Newcastle NSW

Melbourne

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}.