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.

1869 voyage

Issue Date

Report from

Report Date

Master named

Arrived from or sailed to

Port/Place

Feb 22

Hobart Town

Dec 6

Lulham

arrived from

Mauritius

May 17

Hobart Town

Mar 1

Lulham

sailed for

London

Jun 25

Deal

June 25

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arrived from

Hobart Town

Jun 26

Gravesend

June 25

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arrived from

Hobart Town

Aug 10

Cardiff

Aug 6

Sullivan

sailed for

Mauritius

Oct 5

17 N 26W

Sept (?} 24

Vessel spoken, Countess of Seafield, Cardiff to Mauritius

Dec 18

Mauritius

Nov 2

 

Lulham

arrived from

Cardiff

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}.