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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 painstakingly researched and compiled the list of voyages here and on the following pages

introduction

Peter Barton, a maritime historian who specialised in 18th and 19th Century Teesside and Hartlepool shipping and ship-building, has painstakingly compiled a compehensive list of the Countess of Seafield's voyages.

The following is a summary of the list. A printable ( PDF ) version can be found by following the link to the right.

Individual years can be viewed in more detail, along with supporting information where we have it, by following the links at the top

1852 ( Built in ) Stockton - Hartlepool - Hong Kong

1853 Hong Kong - New York - Shanghai - London

1854 London - Sydney

1855 Sydney - Shanghai - London - Cape of Good Hope

1856 Table Bay - Penang - London

1857 London - Shanghai

1858 Woosung - London - Shanghai

1859 Shanghai - Nagasaki - Shanghai - Hong Kong

1860 Hong Kong - Shanghai - London - New York

1861 New York - Plymouth - London - Melbourne

1862 Melbourne - Madras - Mauritius - Plymouth - London

1863 London - Mauritius - Plymouth - London

1864 London - Hobart - Lyttleton NZ

1865 Lyttleton NZ - Hobart

1866 Melbourne - Lyttleton NZ - Mauritius

1867 Mauritius - Melbourne - Newcastle NSW - Mauritius - Melbourne

1868 Melbourne - Newcastle NSW - Mauritius - Melbourne - Newcastle NSW - Mauritius - Melbourne - Mauritius

1869 Mauritius - Hobart - London - Cardiff - Mauritius

1870 Mauritius - Hobart - Newcastle NSW - Mauritius - Hobart - Newcastle NSW - wrecked in Torres Strait en route to Singapore