Ships Built and Registered in Shoreham Part 1

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Ship Names A to H

- from the  13th century to the early 1900's (including Kingston and Southwick)

This index is consistently the most frequently referred to record on the Shorehambysea.com History Portal web site. This, and the printed library version, is the third update since the original publication in 2010 and now includes information on well over 600 vessels. Unfortunately, with so many ship records the system limitations has meant these listings have to be split between this Part 1 for ship names A to H and Part 2 for names I to Z - there is a link here to the second part and at the end of this listing.

 (not including yachts which are listed in the separate article 'Stow & Son Yachts 1866 - 1936 and Courtney Birkett' on this website at

http://www.shorehambysea.com/stow-and-sons-yacht-builders-of-shoreham.html )

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Ranging from mediaeval times to the 20th century, fishing smacks to 48-gun men of war and merchant ships that travelled the world known to have been built in Shoreham, Kingston and Southwick. Even during the 18th century Shoreham ships sailed as far as India, Australia, the Americas and the West Indies. One Shoreham built man of war (HMS Scorpion) had a particularly eventful career capturing five French ships in 1795 before subsequently joining Shoreham’s merchant fleet only to be captured itself yet still managed to return to British merchant trading shortly after.

A reflection of the quality of Shoreham shipbuilding may be measured by the fact that a good number of vessels had long working lives – 30 or 40 years was not unusual and one (the ‘Fleece’) was still trading at 88 years of age. Some later vessels such as those built by Shoreham’s Thomas Stow and Son are even now still sailing over 100 years later. 

One of the construction methods used at Shoreham was necessitated by the fact that shipping in and out of the harbour had always to contend with the problem of the harbour bar. Consequently, Shoreham’s ship builders constructed and adapted some of their vessels to especially to cope with these conditions as evidenced by an 1859 sale advertisement for May & Thwaites’ ‘Dart’ that stated the vessel to be ‘well adapted for bar harbours.’ This would have included a shallow draught to ride higher in the water and a false keel to protect the main keel.

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 The index was initially created from the 320 or so vessels built or registered in Shoreham described in Henry Cheal's (un-indexed) book 'The Ships and Mariners of Shoreham'(1909) but now includes considerably more from the Lloyds Registers (in which some names and destinations are in abbreviated form), Census Returns (showing vessels with Shoreham as their home port) and other sources including ships registered in Shoreham but built elsewhere.  These are only the vessels for which a record has been found but there were many more.  At the time of this latest update there are still a number of unchecked years for the Lloyds Registers which will doubtless reveal others but the total number of ships identified in this index now numbers considerably more than 400 vessels built in Shoreham and a further 200 that were registered in the port.

Shoreham was one of the country’s most important ship building ports in mediaeval times including those built for the navy and continued to provide naval ships up to the end of the 18th century. At that time Shoreham ships using African and West Indies routes could be suspected of some involvement in the slave trade. This mostly involved ships of modest size  (e.g., 100 tons) as well as the bigger, but relatively fewer, larger vessels of 400 tons and more (the notorious slaver 'Brookes' - not a Shoreham ship - was 300 tons). Therefore the Shoreham built 'Africa' (1784 - 110 tons),  'Sussex' (1788 - 226 tons) and particularly the three decked 'Belle' (1764 - 300 tons) and 'Loyal Briton' (1765 - 300 tons - three decks were very unusual for Shoreham built ships) that sailed to Africa, the West Indies and other places such as Virginia were likely to have been involved. In fact the ‘15949 Slavery Book’ at http://www.pdfio.com/download/15949-Slavery-Book.html includes a summary of the number of ships leaving British ports for the coast of Africa between 1734 & 1754 and includes Shoreham. (T64/276A/273). “Belle’ was not an uncommon name for ships at the time but “Incidents Involving Slave Ships” (www.afrostyly.com) include a ship of that name in 1773, albeit under different ownership to that of 1764.

During the 19th century the growing trade between Britain, its empire and the rest of the world created a huge demand for cargo ships which is reflected by the Lloyds Registers that show Shoreham built and Shoreham based vessels increasing from around 30 at the beginning of that century to over 120 during the 1860’s.

Shoreham’s most successful and prolific of shipbuilders was James Britton Balley who also managed to find time to construct the famous Swiss Gardens that, with the coming of the railway in 1840, brought thousands flocking to the town. May and Thwaites and later William May were also prolific builders as was John Shuttleworth at Southwick during the second half of the century.

The master mariners (captains) of these ships often resided in Shoreham and during the late 18th/early 19th centuries the Amos family were in East Street when Thomas commanded the ‘Hound’ and ‘Swallow’ Revenue cutters – one of the vessels that John Amos captained was the ‘Providence in 1807; another, Edward Tate, built himself Shoreham House in John Street and by the mid 19th century these ship records abound with others such as G. Curd and G. Gaston both of New Road; George Griggs in Brunswick Road; William Horrocks, Harry and John Butler all at Church Street and others such as Glazebrook, Ratcliff, Parsons and Hawkins are well known Shoreham names.

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 Henry Ratcliff, Master Mariner of Shoreham, his apparently arthritic hands perhaps the result of years working at sea in all weathers – image no. 94.2450.4 from the Sussex Archaeological Society Collection

 

 

 

 

 

Master mariners seemed to do well financially and many of them also appear later as ship owners themselves. These were usually groups of men each holding part-shares in a number of ships. Owners’ names also occur more than once and some more than others. Thomas English who owned the successful ropemaking business in West Street had a few including the ‘Thomas English’ that was made for him in 1858. William Horrocks and Thomas Cheesman were two other multi-owners as was local baker Henry Adams of Mill House in Mill Lane. Whilst R.H. Penney of Southwick was steadily amassing his fleet of ships it was Major T.B. Gates of Atholl House in New Road who then owned most with no less than 28 vessels in the 1860’s and 70’s.

Whilst the town’s sailing ships had a very high reputation for quality its builders failed to adapt to the change to steam power with the result that demand collapsed and the number of Shoreham registered vessels fell dramatically to 70 during the 1880’s and just 13 by 1899. Little remains in evidence of those successful years except for the names of the shipowners, master mariners and their crew that can still be seen on the gravestones of St. Mary’s churchyard and Mill Lane cemetery.

Main Shoreham Shipyards:- In medieval times after the river nearer Old Shoreham became silted up, the shipbuilding yards at New Shoreham were situated on the riverside from Ropetackle to East Street, later becoming increasingly concentrated  over the centuries to the area between the Norfolk Bridge and the old Ship Street hard, as well as the yard now occupied by the Sussex Yacht Club with subsequent yards later starting up at Kingston and Southwick.

During the 19th century John Edwards, later with John Britton Balley, built their ships at the old shipyard between the Norfolk Bridge and the old West Street hard, later used in succession by May & Thwaites, William May, Dyer & Son then Francis Suter the yacht builder. Thomas Stow & Son were where today's Sussex Yacht Club is now; J. May & T. Thwaites were immediately west of the lighthouse at Kingston. John Shuttleworth at the Shoreham Canal Shipyards (later taken over by Courtney and Birkett) were at Southwick.

The number of vessels built by the main shipbuilders during the 19th century illustrates the growth in the industry at Shoreham up to its sudden and dramatic collapse during the1870’s:-

Shipbuilders

1820’s

1830’s

1840’s

1850’s

1860’s

1870’s

1880’s

James Britton Balley

10

25/30

18

17

16

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-

May & Thwaites

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3

11

19

18

2

-

William May

-

-

-

-

16

9

-

John Shuttleworth

-

-

-

-

15

1

-

Dyer & Son

-

-

-

-

-

4

-

Totals

10

28/33

29

36

65

16

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Shoreham Shipbuilders – are as shown except for some vessels with unknown builders built during the mid to late 18th and early 19th centuries. These are likely to have been the builders who are known to have been active in that period:- Stone & Barlett (from  1740's); then Carver & Co, Hamilton & Co, or John Edwardes 'during the Napoleonic War period.' and are noted ‘See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index.’

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Lloyds Registers – Captains, owners and destination names were often abbreviated. Where the names are unclear the abbreviation is shown as entered in the Register. With few exceptions the registers do not include vessels below 50 tons.

Details from most of the Lloyds entries included in this index show the type of each vessel. Where no type is shown these are listed in Lloyds as ‘Ship’ which in the 18th and 19th centuries was defined as a first rank sailing vessel having a bowsprit and three or more square rigged masts.

During the second half of the 19th century the length, breadth and depth in feet of each vessel was included. Where shown in this listing these dimensions are each preceded by the letters ‘L’ ‘B’ and ‘D’

The first port name for any voyage or route is the port where the vessel was surveyed by a Lloyds agent and not necessarily its home port. Home ports are the registered port for the vessel.

(N.B. This index does not include the majority of vessels shown in the Registers under the ports of origin noted, in abbreviated form, ‘STHWIK,’ STHWK,’ ‘KNGSTN’ or similar as, with few exceptions, the makers names have been identified as being at Southwick within Sunderland and Kingston near Garside in Scotland)

Tonnage terms - tonnage is volume (not weight) and was originally measured in tuns (barrels) but is now the displacement of water in tons of a ship. Henry Cheal often uses the burden tonnage (the displacement when fully laden) whereas Lloyds often uses the volume of the cargo capacity, hence the large difference that sometimes occurs between the two figures.

Cheal uses three or four different measures:-

Gross = total volume of the ship;

Nett/burden/burthen/register = volume of the cargo areas only.

D.W. (nowadays DWT) is the abbreviation for deadweight tonnage ( i.e., the loaded displacement minus the ship’s weight – the references in Cheal’s book include the cargo and bunkers in the deadweight).

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Ship Name

Year Built or Registered

Other Details

Builder and/or where built

Cheal Book Page No. or other record

A.F. Moore

 

1849

Clipper brig, 339 tons. Glasgow Herald newspaper quotes ‘Clipper vessel, L 120ft – B 26 ft – D 12 ft 8 ins, likely to prove one of the fastest sailing vessels in Britain, first voyage Clyde to Jamaica.’
Captain S. Owen 1850, W. Harris 1860. Owner Ogilby and others 1850/60. London home port. Shoreham-Glasgow route 1850. Surveyed in London 1860.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

70, Lloyds Register & Glasgow Herald 4/6/1849

Active

1764

350 tons, single deck. In 1789 captain Wthrhead (abbreviated), owners Calvert and others. London – Le Havre route.

Not Known Shoreham ,

Lloyds Register

Active

1821

Brigantine, 108 ton. nett. Owner George Irvin, Shoreham. First Master George B.Clark.

Probably the same vessel as the single deck schooner of the same name, same year of build, 105 tons, recorded by Lloyds in 1824 with captain Charlton, owner Palmer and others sailing London to Van Diemens Land (Tasmania), London to South Seas, then Falmouth – South Seas 1825 to 1828.

During 1828 Lloyds have a second, supplemental entry for this ship with captain Shaw, owner J. Morgan on a voyage from London to the Cape of Good Hope.

Captain J. Wright, owner C (Christian?). Missionary Society 1829 – 1833. Voyages 1829 New Zealand, 1830 London – Africa, 1832 London – New South Wales.

Shoreham built probably John Edwards and James Britton Balley, Shoreham

62 and Lloyds Register

Ada

1862

Brig, 300 tons. L. 123 –B. 26 –D.   12.7. Captain B. Haslett 1869. Owner Field and others 1869. Shields-Mediterranean route 1869.

Built at Bathurst

Lloyds Register

Adara

1877

Iron, screw propelled steam ship, 832 net tons (Cheal has 'Dead weight cargo and bunkers 1,670') L 236.2 B 31.5 – D 17.7. Engine 120 hp. Captain Hook 1889 and 1899.   Owner R.H. Penney & Co. Trading between ports in the UK, Mediterranean, Black Sea and Azoff. Surveyed at Cardiff 1889.

Mounsey & Foster of Sunderland (vessel)

J. Dickinson (engine)

83, Table 3 Wilcox & Lloyds Register

Adelaide

Unknown

1871 census number 9681. Master A. Barham. Type - cutter in the fishing trade of Shoreham. 26 tons. 1 crew on board and 5 ashore. Circa 1870 recorded as turning over to Customs 54 bales of tobacco. Captain Barnham (spelt with an 'n').

Unknown

121 & Census

Adur

1832

Smack (Wilcox states this is a schooner used as a small collier), 65 ton. nett. Owner Isaac Bass, Brighton and three others, Barnes in 1860. First Master John Tanner, W. Bennett 1860. Home port Shoreham. Shoreham-Africa route 1836.

Shoreham built -probably John Edwards and James Britton Balley

62 & Lloyds Register.

Adurnis

1865

Brig, 550 tons burden (Lloyds has 289 tons), L. 119-b. 26.5-d 14.9. Captain Scarpe 1869, Clark 1874 & 1883. Owners Messrs Brown & Co. Home port Shoreham. Surveyed at Gloucester 1869 and Swansea 1874.

William May, Shoreham

78 & Lloyds Register

Africa

1784

In 1789 Brig, 110 tons, single deck, clinker built, captain J. Nevin, owner Barns and others. London – Africa route.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Africaine

1839

Schooner, 53 tons. Captain Salmond. Owner Heidaman. Home port London. Shoreham-London route 1839/43

Shoreham built

Lloyds Register

African

1836

Brig, 174 tons. L 80ft 8 inches - B 25ft - D 13ft 5ins (depth of hold). In 1857 she had been classed A1 for 11 years and renewed as A1 for four more years in 1847 having new decks and large repairs. 1852/3 overhauled with extensive repairs, new metalling. 'Sails remarkably well and carries a large cargo.' Captain Newman 1836/37, Franklin 1850. Owner Hutton and Sons 1836/37,  T. Brown 1860. Home port Shoreham until 1842 when transferred to London then to Gambia by 1860. Shoreham-Africa route 1836/37, London-Africa 1838-1843. London surveyed 1860.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

70 & Lloyds Register and sale advertisement Bristol Mercury1857

Agricola

1862

Brig, 600 tons burden (Lloyds has 278 tons), L 118.7-B 26-D 14.9. Owners Henry Adams & Co 1862, 1869, 1879; J. & N.C. Bull by 1889. Captain Parratt, 1862, Bernard 1869, W.B. Parker 1874, Smith 1883, J. Kieve 1889, K.C. Salveson 1899. Home port Shoreham and Newhaven by 1889. Shoreham-Mediterranean route 1869

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

68 & Lloyds Register

Aimwell (see Amwell)

1835

 

 

 

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Agricola

Image no. 89.342 from the Sussex Archaeological Society Collection

 

Akbar

1869

Barque, 700 tons burden (Lloyds has 397 tons), L 132.9-B 28.4-D 16.9. Owner T.F.Gates. Captain Alexander Sinclair 1869,   J. Greenaway 1874, H. Puttick 1883. Home port Shoreham. Shoreham-Mediterranean route 1869. In 1881 Reg.No. 58030. Master R.Sherwin, Foreign trade. 397 tons. In 1887 under the command of Captain James Cheesman the vessel became waterlogged during hurricane in the Atlantic. The crew were rescued but the ship was lost.

William May, Shoreham

78, 79, 104 & Lloyds Register

Alastor

1875

Iron Barque, 823 nett, 873 gross, L 196.6 – B 31.7 – D 11. Worldwide trading, particularly New Zealand, Australia and West Coast North and South America. Owner R.H.Penney. Captain Thomas Glazebrook for the entire period of Penney ownership. Sold to Norway in 1895.

Mounsey & Foster of Sunderland

82, 83 & Lloyds Register

 

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Alastor

Image no. 89.594, from the Sussex Archaeological Society Collection

 

Albion

1829

Brig, 165 tons. Captain J. Strevens 1835/40, W. Clark 1841, R. Bungard 1843. Owner Crosswaller 1835/39, Clark and others 1841/43. 1835/38. London-Galway route 1835/38, Shoreham-London 1839, Cardiff- Coastal 1841, Stockton-Coastal 1843.

Built at Shields,

Lloyds Register

Albireo

1878

Iron, steam ship, 847 tons net (Cheal has 'Dead weight cargo & bunkers 1,750'), L 237.03 – B 31.6 – D 18.8. Captain H. .Jupp 1889. Trading between ports in the UK, Mediterranean, Black Sea and Azoff.   Owner R.H.Penney.

Mounsey & Foster of Sunderland

83, Table 3 Wilcox & Lloyds Register

Alcestis

1868

Iron barque, 398 nett, 423 gross.Worldwide trading. Owner R.H.Penney. Sold at Liverpool in 1879 (Wilcox spells it 'Alcetis.')

Iliff, Mounsey & Co of Sunderland

82, 83

 

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Alcestis

Image no. 89.362 from the Sussex Archaeological Society Collection

 

Aldebaran

1866

Barque, cargo 635 tons (Lloyds has 399 tons), L 135.1-B 27.6-D 16.3. Captain Fide 1869, J. Moise 1874, Cole 1875. Owned initially by R.H.Penney. Wrecked in the Baltic in 1880 but rescued and repaired under Norwegian ownership. (Composite barque 399 tons net pp Wilcox)

Thompson of Sunderland in 1866

82 and Table 3 Wilcox

Alexander

1833

Clipper (brig?) 175 tons. Owner Pope & Co. Sister ships Martha and Rapid all employed in the Waterford and Bristol packet trade. 

(see illustration at end of listings)

James Britton Balley of Shoreham

Fast Sailing Ships 1775-1875

Alexandra

1863

Barque, 239 tons, L 239-B 25-D 14. Captain W. Parsons 1869, J. Gaston 1874.Owner Gates and others 1869. Southampton-Mediterranean 1869. Surveyed at Ipswich 1874.

Harvey of Littlehampton

Lloyds Register

Alf

1864

Schooner, 301 tons, L 118.5 – B 26.5 – D 14.9. Captain Thyssen 1889, O. Aslatsen 1899. Owner A.C. Larson 1889.Home port Brevig, Norway.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

Lloyds Register

Alfred

1768

350 tons, three decks, captain J. Bolton, owner J.M’g’ts’n (abbreviated). London – New York route.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register 1780

Alfred

1847

Snow, square rigged, two masts, 215 tons nett. Owner George Cheesman snr and three others. First Master Alfred Merrix. Shoreham home port. Shoreham-Bristol route 1850. Lost 1864.

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Shoreham

72 & Lloyds Register

Algeiba

1902

Steel steamer, dead weight, cargo & bunkers 730. Trading between ports in the UK (including Shoreham), France, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Denmark. Owner R.H.Penney & Co.

Scott & Sons of Bowling, West Dunbartonshire

83

Algethi

1902

Steel steamer, dead weight, cargo & bunkers 730. Trading between ports in the UK (including Shoreham), France, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Denmark. Owner R.H.Penney & Co

Ardrossan Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Co, Ardrossan, Ayrshire

83

Algol

1903

Steel steamer, dead weight, cargo & bunkers 830. Trading between ports in the UK (including Shoreham), France, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Denmark. Owner R.H.Penney & Co.

Blyth Shipbuilding Co, Blyth, Northumberland

83

Algores

1899

Steel steamer, dead weight, cargo & bunkers 420. Trading between ports in the UK (including Shoreham), France, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Denmark. Owner R.H.Penney & Co

Ritson & Co of Maryport, Cumbria

83

Alhena

1889

Steel steamer, dead weight cargo & bunkers 3,500, L 295 – B 38.2 – D 20.2. Trading between ports in the UK, Mediterranean, Black Sea and Azoff. Owner R.H.Penney.

Raylton, Dixon & Co of Middlesborough

83 & Lloyds Register

Alice

1849

Brig, 203 tons nett. Owners George Cheesman snr and Charles Cheesman of Brighton. First Master Henry Sisby, John Cobby by 1859, Shoreham home port. Shoreham-Bristol route 1850, Shoreham-Galatz 1859. Wrecked in the Bosphorus 1859 when the captain John Cobby and his wife perished.

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

73, 97 & Lloyds Register

Alice Hawthorn

1857

Three masted (pp Wilcox) Barque, 334 nett tonnage. Captain H. Joblin 1860. Owner J.S. Stonehewer and later R.H.Penney of Southwick. Shoreham home port. Surveyed in London 1860.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

66 & Lloyds Register

Alice V. Goodhue

1861

Brigantine, 134 tons, L 90 – B 23.8 – D 11.9. Captain J. Black 1883, Bottingdale 1889. Owner B. Blaker 1883. Shoreham. 1886: Sold to T. P. Cattley, Shoreham.

Built at Nova Scotia

Lloyds Register

Alliance

1811

Sloop, 62 tons. Captain and part owner T. Tanner 1835/41. Shoreham-London route 1839, Shoreham-Liverpool 1841.

Built in Isle of Wight

Lloyds Register

Alligator

1839

Schooner, 198 tons. Captain R.W. Cook (later changed to C.W. Cook) 1839/43J. Dunn 1850. Owner Cook and others 1839/43. Home port London. Shoreham-Liverpool route 1839/43, London-China 1850

Shoreham built

Lloyds Register

Alma

1857

Clipper built brig, 400 tons burden (Lloyds has 218 tons). Owners Messrs.Thomas Gates, Greaves & Corrall. Captain William Parsons late of the 'Clara Jane' of Shoreham 1857, P. Moon 1869. Home port Shoreham. Coastal trade. Lost in the Channel - no date given.

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

74, 98 & Lloyds Register

Alpheta

1875

Iron Barque, 817 nett, 868 gross. Worldwide trading. Owner R.H.Penney. Wrecked on Bembridge Ledge, Isle of Wight 1877

Mounsey & Foster of Sunderland

82, 83

Altair

1867

Iron Barque, 388 nett, 405 gross, L 140.7-B 27.2-D 16.5. Captain D. Tidey 1869. Owner R.H.Penney. Worldwide trading. Sold at Greenock in 1879

Iliff, Mounsey & Co of Sunderland

82, 83 & Lloyds Register

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Altair

Image no.95.2605.2b from the Sussex Archaeological Society Collection

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The R.H. Penney shipping line house flag

Aludra

1879

 Iron, screw steam ship, 966 tons net (Cheal has 'Dead weight cargo and bunkers 1,900'), L 249.5 – B 33.5 – D 18.4. Captain Rule 1889. Trading between ports in the UK, Mediterranean, Black Sea and Azoff. Captain J. Black 1883. Owner R.H.Penney.

 Mounsey & Foster of Sunderland

82,83

 Amulet

1831

Brig, 161 nett tons. Used as a collier (Wilcox). Owner Edward Lucas of Southwick and later taken over by R.H. Penney of Southwick. Possibly replaced by the same named vessel below

Unknown, at Hull

82

 Amulet

1840 

 Snow, 208 tons. Captain Crowhurst 1843, owner E. Lucas. Home port Shoreham. Shoreham Sunderland route 1843. These details repeated by Lloyds in ensuing years

 Built at Sunderland

 Lloyds Register

 Amwell (or Aimwell)

1835 


Clipper brig (Lloyds states Barque), 285 tons. Captain J. Hessey 1835/38, Merry 1842, Hesse 1843, C. Fine 1850. Owner Walker and others 1835/38. Home port London 1835/38. Shoreham-Liverpool route 1835, London-Shields 1836/38, Liverpool-Sydney 1842, London-Launceston 1843, Surveyed in London 1850

 James Britton Balley, Shoreham

70 & Lloyds Register 

 Anazi

1865 

Composite barque, 468 net tons. Owner R.H. Penney

Unknown, at Portsmouth 

Table 3 Wilcox 

 Andromeda

1865 

 

Barque, 355 net tonnage, 740 tons burden, L 131- B 28- D 16.3. Owner R.H.Penney of Southwick. Captain E. Poole 1869, J. Steers 1874. Home port Shoreham. Newprt-Mediterranean route 1869. Surveyed at Liverpool 1874. Sold 1876 (pp Wilcox

 

 John Shuttleworth, Southwick

 

77, Table 2 Wilcox & Lloyds Register

 

 Ann

1755

 200 tons burthen, 8 guns. 1764/65 details 16ft mean draft, hull fair condition (E), masts and rigging middling (M) Captain T. Moxen, Owner Barker. Home port London – destination Streights.

 Shoreham built -  See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

 Lloyds Register 1764

Ann

1819

Brig, single deck, 132 tons, captain J. Landles until 1823 when J. Essex, 1824 J. Grant, owner Irvine and others until 1822 when Benham and others.   London – Pillau route until 1823 when London – Bilbao, 1824 to 1827 London – Bayon.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Ann

1834

Schooner, 136 tons. Captain Johnson 1835/43, Ducaasn (p.p. Lloyds) 1850. Owner Munn 1835/43. Home port Derry. London-Malaga. Route 1835/43, Clyde-Mediterranean 1850.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

70 & Lloyds Register

Ann

1838

Snow, 194 tons. Captain J. Dier 1843. Owner Garringe (probably Gorringe) 1843. Shoreham surveyed 1843

Built at Sunderland

Lloyds Register

Ann

Unknown

Number 13614. Master R.Wilkinson. Type - brigantine in the coasting trade. 152 tons. 6 crew on board. Home port Shoreham

Unknown

Census 1871

Ann & Mary

1756

Brig, single deck, 120 tons. Captain J.Allen, owner C.Sayers. London – Lisbon route 1780.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Ann & Sarah

1636

180 tons.

Robert Tranckmore of Shoreham

31

Anne

1860

Collier brig, tonnage unknown. Wrecked in a storm on the coast off the Seaford Roads 1860. Captain Merrix. Home port Shoreham.

Not Known

90

Anne

1877

Schooner, 106 tons, L 86.8 – B 21.2 – D 10.4. Captain H. Hodder 1883. Owner Hodder and others then Scrivens 1883.   Home port Weymouth.

Lee of Kingston

Lloyds Register

Annie Lee

1871

Ketch, 75 tons. L 74 – B 19.1 – D 9.4. Captain W.Holten 1871, J. Holton 1874. Owner Leek and others then J.& G. Ley (Lee?) 1874. Surveyed in London 1874. Registered at Plymouth

Robert Lee of Southwick

80 & Lloyds Register

Anniversary

1860

Barque, 293 tons, L 108- B 25.5- D 16. Captain S. Welsh 1860, J. Parker 1869. Owner Clark and others 1860,Kitchen and others 1869. Surveyed at Gloucester 1860, Belgium-England route then Liverpool-West Indies 1869..

Built at Gloucester

Lloyds Register

Ant

Unknown

Number 58028. Master J.Hatcher. Type - schooner in the coasting trade. 16 tons. 2 crew on board. Home port Shoreham

Unknown

Census 1871

Antares

1875

Iron Barque, 820 nett, 872 gross, L 196.6 – B 31.7 – D 18.4. Worldwide trading. Captain H. Lewis 1883, J. Hutchison 1889. Owner R.H.Penney. Sold 1894 (Wilcox states sold in 1887, Lloyds still shows Penney in 1889).

Mounsey & Foster of Sunderland

82, 83 & Lloyds Register

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Antares

Image no. 95.2605.4 from the Sussex Archaeological Society Collection

Arabella

1753

 40 tons burthen, 12 ft mean draft. 1764 details hull fair condition, masts and rigging good. Master T. Bradshaw, owner Shervey. Home port London destination Lisbon.

 Shoreham built - See Shoreham shipbuilders at beginning of index

 Lloyds Register 1764

Arbutus

1863

Barque, 336 tons, L 122 – B 27 –D 16.5. Captain G. French 1869, T. Thomas 1874, C.Ribton 1875. Owners Jenkins & Co of London. Home port initially London then Shoreham after being sold to R.H.Penney of Southwick; F. Gauntlett 1883.

John Shuttleworth, Southwick

77 & Lloyds Register

Arcturus

1864

Barque, tonnage not known (279 tons net pp Wilcox). Owner R.H.Penney of Southwick

John Shuttleworth, Southwick

77 and Table 2 Wilcox

Argosy

1867

Barque, 394 tons, L 130.5 – B 27.7 – D 16.9. Captain T. Parker 1874. Owner T.F. Gates of Shoreham. Surveyed at Falmouth and Shields in 1874.

Gill of Sunderland

Lloyds Register

Ariel

1852

Snow (Lloyds has Brig), 204 tons nett. Owner John Sharp, Southwick. First Master Thomas Parsons, T. Sharp 1860.Home port Shoreham. Shoreham coastal trade 1860 Lost on Goodwin Sands 1872 at which time the commander was Captain Collins.

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

73

Arundel

1695

 5th rate man-of-war, frigate, 378 tons, 32 guns, two gun decks 108 ft, 145 crew. 1695 New England, 1699 Newfoundland, 1700 North America and West Indies, 1702 & 1706 stationed in Irish waters, 1709 the Channel, 1710 West Indies, 1711 Newfoundland, 1712 the Channel, sold by Admiralty order 1713.

Thomas Ellis of Shoreham

55

Asterion

1869

Iron Barque, 508 nett, 528 gross, L 163 – B 28 – D 17.4. Worldwide trading, Sunderland-Singapore and London-India during 1869.Captain D. Copland then A. Lewis 1874, Barton 1889. Owner R.H.Penney. Vessel sold to Shaw, Saville & Co in 1884.

Iliff, Mounsey & Co of Sunderland

82, 83 & Lloyds Register

Astrea

1864

Barque, tonnage not known (355 net tons pp Wilcox). Owner R.H.Penney of Southwick. (Lost at Blacksea - no date pp Wilcox)

John Shuttleworth, Southwick

77 and Table 2 Wilcox

Athole

Unknown

Number 97738. Master George Hickman. Type - Ketch, sailing. 119 tons. 2 on board (in Rye Harbour on the night of the census). Home port Shoreham

Unknown

Census 1901

Atrato

1863

Barque, 550 tons burden (292 tons net pp Wilcox), L 121.4 – B 26.6 – D 14.8. Owner R.H.Penney of Southwick, H. J. Baunister 1899. Captain Poole jnr 1863, H. Blann in 1869, E. Camben 1874.1883, 1889, H. Helverson 1899. Home port Shoreham, Newhaven by 1899.

Shields-Mediterranean route 1869. Cheal also has “Subsequently sold to Mr. Bull of Newhaven and eventually run down and lost off the Tyne.*

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

76, Table 2 Wilcox & Lloyds Register

Audur

1832

Sloop, single deck, 65 tons. Captain J. Tanner 1832/33. Owner Farncomb 1832/33. London Coaster 1832/33.

Shoreham built -probably John Edwards & James Britton Balley

Lloyds Register 1832 - 1833

Auriga

1869

Iron Barque, 518 nett, 539 gross, L 164.5 – B 28.1 – D 17.8. Captain W. Alderton 1874, Stone in 1883. Owner R.H.Penney. Sold to J.Hardie in 1885. Worldwide trading.

Iliff, Mounsey & Co of Sunderland

82, 83 & Lloyds Register

alt

Auriga

Image no. 89.1457 from the Sussex Archaeological Society Collection

 

Avenger

1848

Schooner, 216 tons nett. Owners J.B.Balley and three others. Master John Cobby. Shoreham home port. Shoreham-Mediterranean route 1850

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

64 & Lloyds Register

Avon

1862

Barque (Wilcox says Brigantine), cargo 330 tons (Lloyds has 195 tons in 1869). Built 1862 and owned at one time by R.H.Penney. In 1871 census register number 44873, Master R.Burnes, Coasting trade 195 tons. 2 crew on board and 6 ashore.

Unknown, at Prince Edward Island, Canada.

82 and Table 2 Wilcox, Lloyds Register and Census

Awthorn

1865

Barque, 279 tons, L 119 – B 26.5 – D 14.9. Captain JG. Gray 1869. Owner J. Golden 1869. Gloucester-Black Sea route 1869.

John Shuttleworth, Southwick

Lloyds Register

B.I.

1874

Schooner, 108 tons, L 87.1 – B 21.4 – D 10.2. Captain Thomas 1889. Owner Sailing Ship B.I. Co. (Lim),.   Captain and owner P. Donovan in 1899.

William May, Shoreham

Lloyds Register

Balley

1832

Schooner, single deck, 161 tons. Captain F. Orfeur 1832/38, Bloom 1841/42, J. Laws 1850. Owner McIntyre 1832/38, Luscombe 1841/42, Foster and others 1843. Home port Derry 1834/38, London 1841/43. London-Terceira route 1832/35, Liverpool Naples 1836/39, London-New Zealand 1841/42, London-Africa 1843, London-Cape of Good Hope 1850.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

70 & Lloyds Register

Basuto

1872

Barque, 348 tons, L 132.7 – B 28.2 – D 14.9. Captain D. Richards 1883, W.G. Mathews 1889. Owner Bullard King and Co 1883, R.H. Bruce 1889. Home port London, transferred to Shanghai by 1889.

William May, Shoreham

Lloyds Register

Batchelor

1764

Sloop, single deck, 130 tons, captain M. Lee, owner Dnfirvilk (abbreviated). London – Bristol route 1789.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Bark Fenner (perhaps the barque Fenner?)

1571

150 tons. Owner:- Thomas Fenner

Shoreham built

31

Beatie

Unknown

Number SM 48. Master William Andrew. Type - sail, fishing. 13 tons. 2 on board. Home port Shoreham

Unknown

Census 1901

Bell

1763

90 tons burthen, single deck, 8ft mean draft. In 1764 captain and owner George Roberts. Home port London, destination Senegal.

 Built in Shoreham, See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

 Lloyds Register 1764

Belle

1764

Three decks, 300 tons. Captain W. Foster, owner Nesbitt and others. London – Jamaica route.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register 1780

Belle Isle

1874

Brig, tonnage not known. Owners Messrs John Sharp and Joshua Dinnage.

John Shuttleworth, Southwick

77

Belzoni

1827

Barque, single deck, 250 tons. Captain and owner A. Talbert 1827/33. Captain 1834/38 F. Orfeur, 1839/41 J. Salmon. Owner Dunbar and others 1839/41. Home port London 1834/41. London-Madeira route 1827/8. London – India 1832/38.

Shoreham built -probably John Edwards & James Britton Balley

Lloyds Register 1827 - 1841

Betsy

1778

Sloop, single deck, 100 tons, captain and part owner J. Hedger. Newry – Portsmouth route.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register 1789

Betsey (& Nancy?)

1751

 100 tons burthen, 9 ft mean draft. 1764 details hull fair, masts and rigging average. Captain not known, owner Jas. Boyd. Home port London, destination Gibraltar and St. Cruiz(?)

 Shoreham built, See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

 Lloyds Register 1764

Bexhill

1869

Schooner, 182 tons, L 107.2 – B 28 – D 10.2. Coaster. In 1871 Reg.No. 58034. Master T.Hylands. Owner W. May.

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

76 & Lloyds Register

Black Prince

1749

 60 tons burthen, single deck, 7 ft mean draft. 1764 details fair condition hull, average masts and rigging. Captain G. Addis, owner John Ward. Home port London destination Pensylvania.

 Built in Shoreham, See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

 Lloyds Register 1764

Blair Athol

1864

Barque, 700/800 tons burden (Lloyds has 443 tons), L 140 – B 28.5 – D 17.7. Captain in 1869 Alexander Sinclair then Hellier, M. White 1874. Principal owner F. Gates 1864, J. Wilson 1874. Swansea-Mediterranean route in 1869. London home port 1874. Under Norwegian ownership by 1883.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

69 & Lloyds Register

Blessing

1636

Probably built at Shoreham. No known details.

Robert Tranckmore of Shoreham

149 (Story of Shoreham) & 34

Blue Bell

1854

Brig, 198 tons register, L 97.2 – B 22 – D 13.5. Owner R.H.Penney of Southwick; B. Blaker by 1883. First Master Captain John Hugh, E Poole 1860, Tidey in 1869. Coastal trade. Probably the ‘Bluebell’ (one word) included in the 1881 census as follows:- Number 22585. Master W. Sargent. Brig, coasting, 191 tons. 1 on board.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

64,65, Lloyds Register & Census

alt

Blue Bell

Image no. 89.349 from the Sussex Archaeological Society Collection

Blue Eyed Lass

Unknown

Number 317. Master G.Allen. Type - lugger in the fishing trade. 9 tons. 3 crew on board with 3 ashore. Home port Shoreham

Unknown

Census 1871

Blue Eyed Maid

Unknown

Number 9676. Master J.Hubbard. Type - cutter, fishing and dredging. 15 tons. 2 crew on board and 2 ashore. Home port Shoreham

Unknown

Census 1871

Bo-Peep

1863

Brig, 169 tons, L 92 – B 23.1 – D 13.6. Owner J. Sharp. Coaster. Wrecked at Mundsley near Cromer, Captain James Patching - no date given.

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

76, 98 & Lloyds Register

Breeze

1855

Brig, 164 tons, L 90 – B 23 – D 13. Captain W. Lewott 1874. Owner A. Buckwell 1874.

Built at Sunderland

Lloyds Register

Brenda

1866

Brig, 290 tons, L 118 – B 26.7 – D 14.9. Captain S. Stewart 1869, Swanson 1883. Owner Gates and others 1869;   F. Cheesman 1874, Mackenzie 1883. Shoreham-Mediterranean and South American trade. Home port Shoreham but transferred to Shanghai by 1883.

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

76 & Lloyds Register

Brenda (late Reseda)

Unknown

Number 106782. Master Charles Monk. Type - Private yacht, sailing., 27 tons. 4 on board.

Unknown

Census 1901

Brighton

1830

Smack (Lloyds has Sloop in 1842), single deck, 70 ton. nett. Owner Isaac Bass of Brighton 1830/43, T. Ballard 1850. First Master John Giles 1830/33, R. Green 1834/43, H. Cains 1850.   Home port Shoreham, transferred to Poole by 1850. Falmouth-Waterford route 1830/31, Waterford-Portsmouth 1832/36, Shoreham coaster 1842/43, Poole coaster 1850.

Shoreham built -probably John Edwards and James Britton Balley

62 & Lloyds Register

Brighton

1871

407 tons register (Lloyds has 431 tons in 1874), L 137 – B 28.5 – D 17.2. Captain J. Evans 1883. Owner Wade and others. Home port Shoreham. Pacific trade. Lost at East London, South Africa in 1881.

William May, Shoreham

79 & Lloyds Register

Brighton

1878

Paddle steamer, 34 tons, L 105.4 B 17.5 – D 9. Captain W Lower 1883 and 1889. Owner W.S. Gardner. 1881 CensusNumber 78956. Master W.S.Gardner. Type - Paddle Steamboat. Pleasure Steamer. 33 tons. 2 on board.

Johnston of North Shields

Census & Lloyds Register

Brighton Queen

Unknown

Number 1025V0. Master N.R.Hucker. Type - Paddle steamer, passenger trade. 164 tons. 6 on board. Torpedoed whilst on transport duty during WW1.

Unknown

Census 1901

 

alt

Brighton Queen

Image no. 89.975 from the Sussex Archaeological Society Collection

 

Bristol Packet

1804

Schooner, single deck, 45 tons. Captain and owner Wrangam 1829. Falmouth-Seville route 1829, London-Portsmouth 1832/33

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Britain's Pride

1855

Brig, 166 tons, L 104.5 – B 23.9 – D 12.6. Captain J. Kenyon 1865. Owner Nicholson and others 1869, G. Gaskin 1874. Home port Faversham 1874. Coaster

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

74 & Lloyds Register

Britannia

1764

 350 tons burthen, 8 four pounder guns, 22 ft mean draft. 1764 details hull good condition, masts and rigging good. Captain H. Davis, owner Woodbridge. Home port London, destination Barbados.

 Shoreham built, See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

 Lloyds Register 1764

Britannia

1857

Brig, 228 tons, L 115.2 – B 24.5 – D 13.5. Cheesman captain by 1860, Grinsted 1869 and 1874. Owner T. Gates 1860 and 1874. Home port Shoreham. Shoreham coaster 1860. In 1871 Reg.No. 17393. Master Stephen Kennard, 4 crew on board and 5 ashore at Shoreham. Wrecked in a storm off Whitby 1874.

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

74, 96, Census & Lloyds Register

Britannia

1877

Barque, 800 tons burden (Lloyds has 444 tons), L 140.8 – B 29.6 – D 17.7. Captain Alfred Gasston. Owner Cheesman & Gates. Home port Shoreham. Surveyed in Genoa 1883. Lloyds register has a note ‘Stranded’ against this vessel in 1883. This and the Osman Pasha were the last ships to be built in Shoreham. In 1883 the vessel was lost in a hurricane on Sable Island near Nova Scotia in tragic circumstances. Alfred Gasston's wife, his two children and ten of the crew perished.

Dyer & Son, Shoreham

79, 100, 101 & Lloyds Register

alt

Britannia under construction in the shipyard

Image no. 89.595 from the Sussex Archaeological Society Collection

British Queen

1837

Schooner, 75 tons. Captain J. Curd 1842. Owner Black 1842. Coastal trade 1842.

Built at Rye

Lloyds Register

British Queen

1840

Barque, 225 tons. Captain Clark 1841/43. Owner Clark and others 1841/43. Sunderland-Shoreham route 1841/43.

Built at Sunderland

Lloyds Register

Britisher

1864

Brig, 276 tons register, L 114.5 – B 26.5 – D 14.8. Owners Messrs H.Adams & Co. Captain Geo.Williams of Littlehampton 1864, H. Williams 1869, W. Fishwick 1874,  G. Lang 1883. Home port Shoreham. Shoreham-Mediterranean route 1869.

John Britten Balley, Shoreham

69 & Lloyds Register

Busy Bee

1855

Schooner, 80 tons. Captain G. Juniper 1860. Owner I.G. Bass. Surveyed at Workington 1860.

Built at Cowes

Lloyds Register

Camberwell

1764

 130 tons burthen, 12 ft mean draft. Condition in 1764 to 1766 hull good, masts and rigging good. Captain John Travers, owner Thomas & Co. Home port London, destination Lisbon.

 Built at Shoreham, See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

 Lloyds Register 1764

Cambria

1862

Brig, 500 tons burden (Lloyds has 269 tons), L 116.5 – B 26.3 – D 14.7. Captain H. Puttick 1869,Downer 1874. Owner Gates and others 1869. Home port Shoreham. Shoreham-Mediterranean route 1869, Surveyed at Swansea 1883.

John Britten Balley, Shoreham

68 & Lloyds Register

Canning

Not Known

74 tons - no other details of vessel. Captain Hindson 1834/36. Home port Shoreham 1834/36

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Canondah

1847

Brig, 225 tons (Lloyds has 194 tons in 1869), L 92.8 – B 22.5 – D 13.6. Captain R. Mund’n 1850, Blannin 1860, J. Dunn 1869, W. Mowat 1874. Owner J. Burrell 1850, Gwyer & Son 1860, J. Elmslie 1869. Home port Portsmouth 1850, transferred to Bristol by 1860 and Aberdeen by 1869. Shoreham-Black Sea route 1850, Bristol-Africa 1860, Clyde-Mediterranean 1869.Surveyed at Liverpool 1874.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

70 & Lloyds Register

Capella

1864

Barque, 246 net tonnage (279 tons net pp Wilcox, 264 tons pp Lloyds), L 119 – B 26.5 – D 14.9. Foreign trading. Owner R.H.Penney of Southwick who sold it on in 1874. Captain John Hugh 1864, 1869 & 1874. Home port Shoreham. Hull-Mediterranean route 1869

John Shuttleworth, Southwick

77, Table 2 Wilcox and Lloyds Register

Carbonaria

1866

Brig, 289 tons register (Lloyds has 301 tons in 1869), L 117 – B 26.7 –D 14.9. Captain Horrocks 1869 (William or Thomas Horrocks of 28, Church Street, Shoreham), H. King 1874, H. Smith 1883. Owner Adams and others 1869, J & N.C. Bull 1883. Home port Shoreham but transferred to Newhaven by 1883. American trade 1866, coastal 1869.

William May, Shoreham

78 & Lloyds Register

Caroline

1804

396 tons (lengthened and increased to 447 tons, 16 guns added 1811), single deck, captain J.W. Phelan 1804 - 1808,Hayes 1809, Phelan again 1812, J. Clark 1818, Campbell 1821, Dunlop 1822, Harrison 1825, owner Neave and others until 1822 when Meaburn, London – St.Kitts route, 1823 recorded separately as trading to India and bound for Penang, Malaysia under captain W.Harris, 1824  London – Batavia.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Caroline

1835

Lugger. Built for Henry Pocock and George Cheesman of Brighton

Messrs J. May & T. Thwaites when thought still to be building at Hove & Brighton

71

Caroline

1845

Lugger. Owner George Cheesman. First master Benjamin Bishop.

Messrs J. May & T. Thwaites when still building at Hove & Brighton

71

Castilian Maid

1831

Schooner, single deck, 132 tons. Captain Orfeur 1832/33. S. Scott 1834/1838, D. Jones 1841/42, R. Ivens 1843, J. Legg 1850, G. Hurrell 1860. Owner Ogilby and others 1832/33, Scott and others 1834/38, Legg 1850,Hunt and others 1860. London home port 1834/60. London-St. Mical.route 1832/33, London Norway 1834/38, Liverpool-Leghorn 1841/42, Liverpool-Algiers 1843, Dartmouth-Labrador 1860.

Shoreham built -probably John Edwards and James Britton Balley

70 & Lloyds Register

Catherine

1820

Brig, 169 tons. Captain Dyer then Cheesman during 1839 until 1843. Owner Mitchell 1839/43. Cork-London route 1839/43.

Built in Quebec

Lloyds Register

Catherine

1843

Smack, 37 tons. Captain W. Miles 1843, W. Hancock 1850. Owner Beedham 1843, Hancock and others 1850. Home port Shoreham but transferred to Padstow by 1850. Shoreham-Caen route 1843, Newport coastal 1850

Built in Shoreham

Lloyds Register

Challenger

1830

Schooner, single deck, 136 tons. Captain Alexander 1830/42, Jones 1843. Owner T. Farmer and others 1830/34, Hanson and others 1835, Farmer and others 1836/43. Home port London 1834/43. London-Smyrna route 1830/35, London Turkey 1836/43.

Shoreham built -probably John Edwards and James Britton Balley

Lloyds Register

Champion

1830

Schooner, single deck, 111 tons. Captain G. Osborn 1831, Greenwell 1832/33, Perriman 1834/41. Owner Walkins & Co 1831/32, Ogilby and others 1833/41. Home port London 1834/41.  London surveyed 1831/32,London-Lisbon route 1833, London Mediterranean then London Cape of Good Hope 1834/41.

Shoreham built -probably John Edwards and James Britton Balley

Lloyds Register

Champion

1853

Brig, 199 tons nett (Lloyds has 181 tons in 1874), L 96.2 – B 22.1 – D 12.8. Owner Thomas English of New Shoreham and two others 1853, Copp and others 1860, W. Copp 1874.  First Master William B. Parish, R. Lamper 1860.Home port Shoreham. Liverpool, coastal trade 1860. Lost near Whitby 1878.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

64 & Lloyds Register

Champion

1867

Brig, 297 tons, L -119 – B 26.5 – D 14.9. Captain Chiddington 1869. Owner J. Golden 1869. Home port Shoreham. Shoreham-Black Sea route 1869.

1871 Census Number 54793. Master J.F. Langrish. Type - brig in the coasting trade. 299 tons. 2 crew on board with 7 ashore.

John Shuttleworth, Southwick

Lloyds Register & Census

Charles

1630

300 tons.

Robert Tranckmore of Shoreham

31

Charles

1846

Snow, square rigged, two masts, 217 tons nett. Lengthened in 1858 and increased to 283 tons (Lloyds has barque, 254 tons in 1869), L 112.2 – B 24.1 – D 13.9. First owners George Cheeseman snr and Charles Cheesman of Brighton 1846/69; J. Brown and son 1874, J. & E. Robinson by 1883. First Master Alfred Merrix and still captain in 1850, J. Cobby in 1860, G. Gray 1869,  E.H. Griffin 1874, J. Ball 1883. Home port Shoreham. Surveyed in Shoreham 1850. Shoreham-Tagurg(?) route 1869.

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

71 & Lloyds Register

Charles & Mary

1750

Renamed, see Prince Orange

 

 

Charles Carter

1833

Brig  (Lloyds states Schooner), 175 tons. Captain Christall 1834/38,  J. Broad 1839/43. Owner J. Christall 1834/43. Home port London. London Cape of Good Hope route 1834/36, London Africa 1837/38, London-Cape Good Hope then London-Newfoundland 1843.

Shoreham built -probably John Edwards and James Britton Balley

70 & Lloyds Register

Charles George

1865

Brigantine, 193 tons, L 95.1 – B 23.8 – D 14. Captain G. Curd 1869, H. Barnard 1874, S.Smith 1875. Owner Curd and others 1869. Sunderland- Shoreham route 1869. 1871 Census number 53030. Master G. Curd. Type - schooner in the coasting trade. 193 tons. 2 crew on board and 5 ashore. Sunk by the P&O liner ‘Cathay’ 1885 off Beachy Head.

Unknown

Census 1871

Charles Stuart

1841

Snow, 196 tons. Captain and owner T. Kirton 1841/50. Sunderland-Shoreham route 1840/41,Hartlepool-Shoreham 1842/43, Portsmouth coastal 1850

Built at Sunderland

Lloyds Register

Charlotte

1863

Ketch, 62 tons. Coaster

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

76

Charming Sally

1758

 60 tons burthen, single deck, 5 ft mean draft. In 1764 Captain William Edwards, owner Garner & Co. Home port London, destination Dublin.

 See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

 Lloyds Register 1764

Chieftan

1867

Brig, 289 tons register, L 119 – B 26.5 – D 14.9. Captain Glazebrook 1869. Owner Gates and others 1869 and 1874. Captain and owner T. Welsh 1883.Mediterranean and South American trade.Home port Shoreham but transferred to Glasgow by 1883.

William May, Shoreham

78 & Lloyds Register

Circassian

1835

Brig, 197 tons, L 90.1 – B 22.4 – D 14.5. Owner T. Gates 1874. Lost on a voyage from the north to Shoreham. Captain Alfred Austin - no date

Built at Ipswich

98 & Lloyds Register

City of London

1836

Barque, 240 tons (Lloyds has 285 tons). Captain W. Martin 1836/43, C. Fine 1850. Owner Walker and others 1836/43. Home port London. London-Liverpool route 1836/38, London-Cape of Good Hope 1839/43, London-Mediterranean 1850.

Shoreham built -probably John Edwards and James Britton Balley

70 & Lloyds Register

City of the Sultan

1842

Schooner, 216 tons (lengthened in 1856 and increased to 283 tons and classed as a barque),. Captain J. Baker 1841/42,  J. Knowles 1843, W. Gilliam 1850, 1860 and 1869, M. Younger 1774. Owner Baker and others 1841, Prevost and others 1869. Home port London but transferred to Liverpool by 1860, then Guernsey by 1869. Shoreham-Liverpool route 1841/42, Liverpool-Mediterranean 1843/50, London-Mediterranean and Guernsey coastal trade 1869.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

70 & Lloyds Register

Clara Jane

1849

Snow, 168 tons. Captain Cheeseman 1850. Owner Gates and others 1850. Sunderland-Shoreham route 1850

Built at Sunderland

Lloyds Register

Clara Richmond

1865

Brig, 213 tons, L 110.8 – B 25.1 – D 13.3. Captain E. White 1869. Owner Billingshurst 1869. Swansea-Mediterranean route 1869. 1871 census number 51938. Master J.Barnard. Type - brig in the coasting and Baltic trade. 213 tons. 1 crew on board and 7 ashore. 1881 census number 51938. Master E.W.Billingshurst. Type - Brig, coasting. 213 tons. 7 ashore, 1 on board. Home port Shoreham

 

Prince Edward Island

Lloyds Register & Census 1871

Clarissa

1867

Brig, 256 tons, L105.7 – B 26.4 – D 15.7. Captain G. Burt 1883/89. Owner Mrs F. Burt 1883, A. Buckwell 1889. Transferred from Shoreham to London by 1889

Wheatly of Sunderland

Lloyds Register

Claud

1828

Barque, 344 tons register (Lloyds has 236 tons). Captain J. Minter then Buckwell 1841. Owner Buckwell 1841. Home port Shoreham as from 1841. London-Quebec and Shoreham-Quebec routes in 1843. Thought to be the vessel lost 1858 in a storm during a voyage from Quebec to Sunderland. Captain Charles Chessell. The captain's wife and many of the crew were lost.

Built at Whitby

88, 89 & Lloyds Register

Clio

1857

Brig, 217 tons. Captain G. Burt 1860. Owner R.H. Penney. Lost off Flamborough Head 1869

Built at Prince Edward Island, Canada

Table 2 Wilcox & Lloyds Register

Clio

1872

No details. Worldwide trading. Owner R.H.Penney

Built at Sunderland

82

Comet

1800

258 tons (274 tons in 1802), single deck, captain E. Page, E. Tate in 1806, first owner Lyall. London – Trinidad route . Possibly the same vessel as below if error in build year unless a replacement?

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

alt

 Liverpool Mercury 31st October 1823

Comet

1805

254 tons, single deck built in ‘N.Shrhm’ [New Shoreham?), iron cable (anchor chain) captain Wilcocks 1823/4,  R. Foster 1825/32,  owner Parker and others 1820, then R. Swan 1825/32.  London – Quebec and London – Virginia routes in 1820 – 1823, Liverpool-Wales 1825/32.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Commerce

Not known

96 tons. Captain W. Guy 1835/37. Home port Shoreham 1835/37.

Not known

Lloyds Register

Commerce

1862

Brig, 500 tons burden, (Lloyds has 266 tons), L 117.5 – B 26 – D 14.5. Owners Messrs Thomas Gates & Co 1862, 1874,  J.& N.C. Bull 1883/99. Captain James Lazell 1862, G. Poland 1869, Fountain 1874, H. Smith 1883, Halverson 1889, A. Robinson 1899. Home port Shoreham transferred to Newhaven by 1883.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

68 and Lloyds Register

Condor

1825

Brig, single deck, 165 tons, captain Dunning then J.Ashley 1826-1830, F.Athol 1832, J. Judd 1836/41. Owner T.Bowles 1826-1828, Williamson and others 1829-1841. Home port Halifax.  Liverpool-Lguera route 1826 then Liverpool-Halifax 1827/32, Belfast-Halifax 1836/41.

Shoreham built -probably John Edwards and James Britton Balley

Lloyds Register

Confident

1632

300 tons.

Robert Tranckmore of Shoreham

31

Conflagration

1783

Unrated Tisiphone class fireship, 425 tons burthen, 108 ft gun deck, 8x12pounder guns, 55 crew. 1793 Mediterranean and burnt to avoid capture at Toulon

 John Pelham of Shoreham and fitted out at Portsmouth Dockyard 

58 & Threedecks.org

Conflict

1864

227gross(?). 227nett. L 99.5 – B 24.5 – D 14.8 feet. Captain Layzell 1874.

1869: Sold to W. Banfield, Shoreham.
1883: Sold to W. Pannett, Newhaven.
1886: Sold to T. P. Cattley, Shoreham.
1892: Sold to Stephenson Clarke & Company.
21.12.1894: Sailed from Hartlepool for Shoreham and thereafter disappeared.

H. Barrick of Whitby

Lloyds Register

Conquest

1838

Brigantine, 207 tons. (Lloyds records schooner, 165 tons but increased to 207 when lengthened in 1850) Captain Hawkins 1839, R. Phillips 1850, T. Goodwin 1860, W. Pittock 1869. Owner Farrant and others 1839/50, W. Pittock 1869, P. Becco 1874. Home port London. Shoreham-Newport route 1839/42, London-Alexandria 1843, London-Mediterranean 1850, surveyed in Liverpool 1860, Newport-Mediterranean 1869.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

70 and Lloyds Register

Constitution

1820

Schooner, 73 ton. Nett. Owners and Builders John Edwards and James B. Balley of New Shoreham. First Master Jeremiah Balley. captain 1821 to 1828  R. Attwell, J.McMkin 1826,owner Edwards 1821. R. Attwell captain and part owner until 1826 when Ogilby and others Liverpool – Oporto route 1821. Surveyed in Cork 1822. Surveyed in Plymouth and noted as a coaster 1823,Waterford – Liverpool route 1824, London - Dundalk 1825, Bristol – Wales 1826 to 1832.

John Edwards and James Britton Balley

62 and Lloyds Register

Content

1629

300 tons.

Robert Tranckmore of Shoreham

31

Cora Linn

1866

Iron built barque, 468 tons gross (Lloyds has 500 tons), L 160.4 – B 27.1 – D 17. Captain J. Chant 1869. Owned by R.H.Penney. Liverpool-Singapore route 1869. Lost  in the Humber on Old Warp Sand near Hull while being towed by two steamers. Captain York's wife, his two children and a boy apprentice were drowned 1876.

Pearce of Stockton

82, 96, Table 3 Wilcox & Lloyds Register

Cornhill

1816

Schooner (noted by Lloyds as a brig), single deck, 110 tons. Captain J. Baggs 1820.  A. Florence captain and owner by 1829, Florence remained captain in 1830, T. Walsh by 1860. Owner Aldridge and others 1819,  1830 Pretty and others then Harrison in 1832, Mahony 1860.  Liverpool – Naples route 1819 to 1821, Liverpool – Newfoundland 1822 – 1825, Liverpool – Montreal 1826, Liverpool – Newfoundland 1828, surveyed in Falmouth 1832.Home port Poole in 1834.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Cossack

1811

Brig, 134 tons. Captain S. Clark 1834. Owner Clark and others 1834. Surveyed in Shoreham 1834.

Selby, Yorkshire

Lloyds Register

Courier

1830

Schooner, single deck, 136 tons. Captain J. Palmer 1830/34, Scott 1842/43. Owner Caffrie 1830/33, Twentyman 1840/43. London-Cape of Good Hope route 1830/33 and 1840/43. Home port Dundee in 1834 then London by 1840

Shoreham built -probably John Edwards and James Britton Balley

Lloyds Register

Criterion

1834

Lugger. Captain S. Carden. Owner Francis Moon of Brighton

Messrs J. May & T. Thwaites when thought still to be building at Hove & Brighton

71

Cyrene

1800

Brig, 119 tons, single deck, captain and part owner J.P. Baldry, London – Gibraltar route 1805, London – St.Mic 1807. Captured 1807.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Daniel Dyer

1839

Brig, 219 tons, L 89.2 – B 20.9 – D 14.3. Captain W. Dyer 1839/43, G. Cooper 1850/60, W. Parnell 1869. Owner Dyer and others 1839/69. Home port London. 1839/40 route Shoreham- Liverpool, 1841/42 Shoreham- Constantinople, 1843 London-Mediterranean, 1850 Liverpool-Mediterranean,, Bangor-South America 1860, Liverpool-Algoa Bay 1869. Renamed ‘John Clue’ in 1869.

Shoreham built -probably by Dyer & Son – the earliest known record of a Dyer vessel.

70 & Lloyds Register

Daring

1865

Snow, 191 tons, L 98.8 – B 24.8 – D 12.9. Captain J. Reeves 1883. Owner H. Willett 1883, T. .Jefferson 1889.

Barkes of Sunderland

Lloyds Register

Dart

1849

Smack, 29 tons nett. Owners May & Thwaites. First Master Walter Hylands. 

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

73

Dart

1852

Schooner, 118 tons nett.L 77ft. 9 inches-B 18ft 6inches – D 10ft 9 inches
Owners May & Thwaites then S.W. Kelso by 1860. First Master James Sargent, W. Dart in 1860. Home port Liverpool in 1860 and Newcastle-Spain route . Lost in 1874. Advertised in 1859 as a schooner, 110 tons register, L 77ft 9 ins - B 18ft 6 ins - D 10ft 9 ins. Classed A1 for six years, carries 200 tons dead weight, well adapted for bar harbours

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

73 & Lloyds Register, Liverpool Mercury sale advertisement 1859

Dart

1861

Brigantine, 127 tons, L 85.7 – B 21.9 – D 11.2. Owner W. May. Home port Shoreham.

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

75

Dash

1830

Schooner, single deck, 124 tons. Captain R. Farrant 1830/35, J. Hawkins 1836/37, Killick 1839/40, Newboult 1841/43. Owner Farrant and others 1830, T. Farmer 1834/38, Christophers 1839/40, Friend and others 1841/43. London home port. London-Constantinople route 1830/32. London-Turkey 1833, London Mediterranean 1834/5, Liverpool Constantinople 1836, London - N.Prov 1838, London-Alg.Bay 1839/40, London-Alexandria 1841/42, London-Mediterannean 1843.

Shoreham built -probably John Edwards and James Britton Balley

Lloyds Register

Dasher

1842

Schooner, 80 tons (Lloyds has 110 tons). Captain T. Perry 1842, S. Sawyer 1850. Owner W. Ridley 1842. Home port Plymouth. Shoreham coaster 1842, Plymouth-Mediterranean 1850

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

70 & Lloyds Register

David & Kate

1872

Schooner, 80 tons register.

Robert Lee of Southwick

80

Day Star

1855

Snow, 225 tons, L 97.3 – B 25.1 – D 13. Owner W.M. Rigden.

1871 census records as Number 2261. Master F.Hollingdale. Type - brig in the coasting trade. 225 tons. 7 crew on board. Home port Shoreham

Built at Sunderland

Lloyds Register & Census

Delhi

1838

Barque, 276 tons. Captain H. Byron 1840/43. Owner Walker and others 1840/43. Home port London. London-Cape of Good Hope route1840, London-India and London-Cape of Good Hope 1842/43. Lost in a hurricane at Algoa Bay, Cape of Good Hope 1843.

John Britton Balley, Shoreham

Lloyds Register

Delos

1829

Schooner, 134 tons. Captain J. Harvey 1834/7, Wagstaff 1838/42. Owner Christall and others 1834/7, King and others 1838/42. Home port London 1834/37, Bristol 1838/42 . London-Turkey route 1834/37, Bristol-Africa 1838/42.

(This vessel was the subject of legal action taken by Balley against Lloyds Registers - Morning Chronicle 25th February 1831)

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

Lloyds Register

Desire

1840

Schooner, 97 tons nett (Lloyds has 113 tons). Owner John Horne of Southwick to at least 1850. First Master George Stabb to at least 1850. Home port Shoreham. Shoreham-Yarmouth route 1841/43, Liverpool-Mediterranean 1850

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

64 & Lloyds Register

Despatch

1745

 5th rate Sloop, 14 guns. Sold 1763. No further details and, unless it is the same ship mis-spelt, perhaps some confusion with the Dispatch? RB

Stone & Barlett of Shoreham

Threedecks.org

Diana

1786

Schooner, single deck, 96 tons, captain Richard Ashman 1789, W. Wyley 1807, owner Roach and others 1789, J. Williams and others 1810-1813. Lisbon – London route 1789, London – Cork 1808, Bristol – London 1809, London – Hlgld (Heligoland?) 1810-1813

 

Sussex Advertiser August 1786 includes Ashman’s advertisement showing the vessel intended as a packet to Havre de Grace every Thursday and Monday, having two separate cabins each containing 8 beds, a state room with 2 beds ‘for the convenience of families’ and can convey 4 carriages and 14 horses.

 

Richard Ashman of Shoreham

Lloyds Register

Diana

1824

Schooner, single deck, 130 tons, captain Davidson then Davis captain and owner 1824, captain Sunderland in 1830 and owner Griffiths. Captain and part owner 1832 L. John, captain and part owner 1834/35 Downing. London-Brazil route 1824,1825, London-Paraguay 1826-1828, Plymouth – Zante 1832, Plymouth-Wales 1833, Plymouth-Leghorn 1834/35.

Shoreham built -probably John Edwards and James Britton Balley

Lloyds Register

Diligence

1786

Brig, 150 tons, captain R. Tickle, owner J. Tickle. London – Quebec route 1789.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Dione

1867

Brig, 292 tons, L 119 – B 26.5 – D 14.9. Captain G. Williams 1869, Sherwin 1874, T. Russell 1883, A. Beroldson 1889. Owner Adams and others 1869/83, J & N.C. Bull by 1889. Home port Shoreham transferred to Newhaven by 1889. Shoreham-Mediterranean route 1869. Surveyed at Cowes 1883. Wrecked 1889.

William May, Shoreham

78 & Lloyds Register

Dispatch

1745

 Unrated Merlin class Snow (Cheal has Sloop), 268 tons burthen, 91ft gundeck, 10  (14 by 1748) x6 pounder guns & 14 half-pound swivel, 110 crew (125 by 1748). 1746 took privateer La Comtess de la Marck, took privateer Le Vainqueur and L’Ambition. Took privateer Le Frere Aisne, 1749 masts shortened, 1750 East coast of Scotland, 1751 & 1752 Irish Sea, 1755 off Brest, 1755 took the Letter-of-Marque Le Zephyr, 1756 the Downs and that year took privateer Le Bigot, 1757 took privateer Le Frere Pierre, 1758 took privateer Le Venerable and Le Dieppois, 1760 took privateer Le Nanon, 1761 Shetland Fisheries, 1762 took privateer Le Duc de Broglie and Le Hersin, 1773 sold off. (Dispatch appears to have taken 12 ships in total but perhaps some confusion with Despatch? RB)

 Stone & Barlett of Shoreham but fitted out at Portsmouth Dockyard 

58 & Threedecks.org

Dispatch

1839/40

Schooner, 77 tons. Captain and owner Tomlinson 1840/43. Home port London. Shoreham-Bilboa route 1839, London-Cape of Good Hope 1840/43

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

70 & Lloyds Register

Dolphin

1627

Authorised privateer 120 tons. 'of Shoreham.' Owner and Captain William Scras. In 1628 authorised privateer 80 tons 'of Shoreham.' Owner:- Tuppyn Scras. Captain Henry Wheeler

Shoreham built

40,41,42

Dolphin

1864

Barque, 297 tons register, L 119 – B 26.5 – D 14.9. Captain W. Lelliott then W. Bishop in 1869,  Collier 1874, C.W. Annis 1883.  Owner R.H.Penney of Southwick then Mechem and others by 1869 and sold on by them to Merritt and others the same year, F. Hayllar 1874 then Mrs. M. Annis by 1883..

Shoreham-Mediterranean route and Newport-Black Sea in 1869. Home port Shoreham. Surveyed at Swansea 1874.

John Shuttleworth, Southwick

77 & Lloyds Register

Dorothy & Elizabeth

1747

 250 tons burthen, 14 ft mean draft, Captain S. Butler, owner M. Goble. Home port London, destination Lisbon.

 See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index 

 Lloyds Register 1764

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HMS Dover – one of the larger naval ships built at Shoreham

(official naval drawings courtesy National Maritime Museum, Greenwich)

Dover

1653

 Fourth rate, 48 guns, length of keel 104 ft, 554 tons burthen. 1658 Mediterranean, 1662 with Sandwich’s squadron to Tangier and Lisbon, 1665 Battle of Lowestoft, 1666 Four Days Battle and St. James Day Battle, 1667 Battle of Martinique, 1672 Battle of Solebay, 1673 sailed to the Straits and the Mediterranean, 1678 Channel Patrols, 1679 Newfoundland, 1682 Ireland then Tangier, 1693 Irish Sea, 1693 Captured the 14 gun Lion Eveille, 26 gun Saint Antoine and 16 gun Marianne, 1693 took the privateer Beaulieu, 1694 stationed off Dunkirk. 1695 Broken up to rebuild at Portsmouth

 

William Castle of Shoreham

50,51,52,53 & Threedecks.com

Dover Castle

1834

Oak built side paddle steam ship 114 tons, 130ft deck length, 17ft beam, 11 feet depth of hold. Engines 240 horse by Maudslay & Co, London. Operated as a passenger vessel in the Shannon Estuary, Ireland from 1838. Sold to the City of Dublin Company in 1841.

Lloyds only records brief details of a Dover Castle, 108 tons, home port Dover during 1834 to 1838. It is the only purpose built steam powered ship known to have been made at Shoreham in the 19th century.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

’Limerick Reporter’  1840, Irish Waterways History website and ‘Irish Passenger Steamship Services’-D.B.McNeill

Drake

1666

Probably built at Shoreham. Captain:- Richard Poole

Shoreham built

34

Driver

1818

Brig, 156 tons. Captain Cheesman 1834, J. Minter 1835/36.  Owner J. Diplock 1834/35, Lawson and others 1836.  Swansea-Malta route 1834/35, Blythe-Coastal routes 1836

Built at Saltcoats, builder unknown.

Lloyds Register

Dundee

Unknown

1881 census shows as Number not known. Master Capt. Swales. Type - Dredger fro harbour and river. Tonnage not known. 1 on board, 1 ashore. Home port Shoreham

Unknown

Census

Duke of Wellington

1845

Lugger built for George Cheesman of Brighton. Captain Benjamin Bishop.

Messrs J. May & T. Thwaites when still building at Hove & Brighton

71

Dunwich

1695

 6th rate man-of-war, 250 tons, 24 guns, 94 ft gun deck, 110 crew. 1696 Bristol Channel, 1697 Newfoundland, 1698 the Channel, 1700 Salee, 1702 attack on Cadiz, 1703 Sussex coast fishery protection, captured the privateer Le Gracieuse, 1705/6 North Sea, 1707 took the privateer Le Chasseur, 1711 the Channel and took the privateer Le Temeraire, 1712 took the privateer Le St. Jean, 1713 laid up at Plymouth, 1714 used as a breakwater.

William Collins of Shoreham

55 & Thredecks.org

Dusty Miller

1841

Clipper schooner, 123 tons (Lloyds has brigantine and 113 tons in 1860). Captain R. Lewes 1841/50, J. Curlett 1860. Owner Henry and others 1841, Harvey and others 1842/50, Waddell and others 1860. Home port Limerick but transferred to Whitehaven by 1860. Shoreham-Swansea route 1841 and London-Sunderland  1841/43, Newcastle-Mediterranean 1850, Whitehaven coastal trade 1860.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

70 & Lloyds Register

Eagle

1850

Schooner, 43 tons. Captain Mackinr’t 1850. Owner J. Allen 1850. Home port Cowes. Shoreham-cowes route 1850. Shown as being surveyed in Southampton in 1869 then ‘Missing’ the same year.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

70 & Lloyds Register

Ebenezer

1860

Brig, 177 tons, L 108.5 – B 22.4 – D 11.3. Captain J.J. Allen 1869, 1889, G. Grevett 1899. First owner W. Banfield to at least 1874, sold to T.P. Cattley 1882, Sold to Stephenson Clark & Co 1892,  sold to J. Robinson by 1899.. Home port Shoreham. Coastal trade 1869.
15.7.1917: Intercepted by German submarine 25 miles N.W. of Dieppe and sunk by explosive charges.

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

74 & Lloyds Register

Echo

1862

No details known. Commanded by Captain Horrock of Shorehams the vessel was run down by another in 1862 off Flamborough Head.

Not known

92

Eclipse

1822

Sloop, single deck, 70 tons, iron cable (anchor chain), captain and part owner C. Garman (Garman remained part owner to 1833, captain 1824 Keat, 1826-1830 H. Bedwell,  J. Munden 1839/43. Owner German 1839/43.  London surveyed – coastal trade 1822/23, Dartmouth – Coast 1824, London coaster 1825-1828, Teignmouth coaster 1829/33. Home port Portsmouth 1850. Portsmouth-Salcombe route 1839/41, Portsmouth-Coaster 1842/43

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Eclipse

1855

Brigantine, 180 tons, L 110 – B 23.8 – D 12. Captain G. Gallop 1860. First owners May & Thwaites, J. Sharp by 1874 and W. Scott by 1883. Home port Shoreham.  Coaster 1855/60, surveyed at Newcastle 1869.

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

74 & Lloyds Register

Edenton 

1750

 

200 tons burthen, 12 ft mean draft. 1764 condition hull good, masts and rigging good but fair and average the following year. Captain F. Longstaff, owner Skelton &  Co. Home port Cowes, destination Holland.

 

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

 

Lloyds Register 1764

Eleanor Russell

1838

Barque, 306 tons. Captain not recorded 1838/39, C. Worth 1840/42, Jeffries 1843, Robinson 1850. Owner Ogilby and others 1838/43, Robinson 1850. London home port and London surveyed 1838 but transferred to Whitby by 1850. London-Mauritius route 1840/43, surveyed in London 1850.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

70 & Lloyds Register

Eliza

1851

Brig, 244 tons, L 111.1 – B 24.8 – D 14.6. Captain D. Robert 1874s. Owner J. Hudson 1874.

Perhaps the ‘Eliza’ mentioned by Cheal that was badly damaged 1862 when anchored in the Downs (off Kent) and run down by another. Captain was Thomas Austin.

 

Built at Prince Edward Island

92 & Lloyds Register

Eliza & Isabella

1835

Snow, 140 tons. Captain A. Walters 1836. Owner Mitchell 1836.  Sunderland-Shoreham route 1835.

Built at Sunderland

Lloyds Register

Eliza Emma

1845

Brigantine, 177 tons, L 82 – B 20.4 – D 18.2.Captain J. Adamson 1899. T. Gates 1874, W. Watson 1899. Home port Shoreham 1874 - 1899.

Denton of Hartlepool

Lloyds Register

Eliza Saunders

?

Mentioned by Cheal as a brig with Captain James Saunders was burnt at sea off the Irish coast - no date or year given

Not known

97

Elizabeth

1839

Smack (Lloyds has ‘Sloop’), 41 tons. Owners Isaac Bass (Lloyds has Brass & Son), Brighton and two others 1839/50. First Master William Pratt 1839/43, Matthews 1850. Shoreham-Rotterdam route 1850. (Perhaps the 'Elizabeth' of Shoreham lost on the Kentish Knock during a gale in 1862).

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

71, 92 & Lloyds Register

Elizabeth

1846

Brig, 156 tons. Captain Waterman 1850. Owner Catt and others 1850. Surveyed in Liverpool 1850.

Built at Prince Edward Island

Lloyds Register

Elizabeth Hampton

1863

Clipper schooner, 200 tons burden (Lloyds has 107 tons), L 87 – B 20 – D 9.5.  Captain J. Ford 1869. Owners Messrs Williams 1863/74. Captain and owner W. Philp by 1883. Home port Plymouth 1869. Cardiff-Lisbon route 1869.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

68 & Lloyds Register

Ellen

1835

Polacre (Brig), 229 tons. Captain S. Pue 1834, Murphy 1839/43, J. Reeder 1860/69. Owner Dyer and others 1834/42, Barden and others 1843, T. Carr 1860/69.  Home port Waterford but transferred to London by 1860. Shoreham-Trinidad route 1834/1837, London-Trinidad 1838/42, Waterford-Trinidad 1843, Surveyed at Whitby in 1860.

 James Britton Balley, Shoreham

Lloyds Register

Emily

1832

Schooner, 170 tons, L 78 – B 22.6 – D 13.1. Captain A. Smith 1834/40, S. Carman 1841, George 1843, P. Stacey 1850, Smallwood 1860. Owner W. Ogilby 1834/40, Clench and others 1841/50, T. Bingham 1860, W.G. Craske 1883. Home port London 1834/38, transferred to Dover by 1883. London-Cape of Good Hope route 1834/41, London-Syra 1842 then London-Alexandria 1843, Liverpool-Mediterranean 1850.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

70 & Lloyds Register

Emily

1868

Brig, 565 tons burden (Lloyds has 296 tons), L 119 – B 26.8 – D 14.1. Captain J. Smith 1869, Graves 1874.  Owners Messrs. Goodchild, Cork & Humphry. Captain and part owner by 1883 W. Crighton. Mediterranean and Cape voyages. Home port Shoreham transferred to Melbourne by 1883.

William May, Shoreham

78 & Lloyds Register

Emily

Unknown

Number SM 49. Master J.Tettersell. Type - lugger in the fishing trade. 18 tons. 6 crew on board. Home port Shoreham

Unknown

Census 1871

Emma

1828

Snow, 200 tons. Captain H. Smith 1840/41. Owner J. Collins 1840/41. Shoreham –Sunderland route 1840/41. Wrecked 1841

Built at Chepstow

Lloyds Register

Emma

1830

Clipper brig, single deck, 142 tons, framed with English oak, equipped with a longboat, a jolly boat and a windlass. Lloys shows 'Shrp' against this vessel meaning 'sharp' and typical of the type of hull form with which Balley was associated. Captain W. Powell 1830/33, H. Rowe 1834/35, J. Tyack 1836. Owner J. Paynter 1830/33, J. Roger 1834/36. Home port London. London Constantinople route 1830. London-Syra 1832, London-Turkey 1833, London-Constantinople 1834/36.

Shoreham built -probably John Edwards and James Britton Balley

Lloyds Register

Emma

1849

Brig, 207 tons. Captain Williams 1850. Owner Bowring 1850. Home port Liverpool. Shoreham-Liverpool route 1850.  Lost during a voyage to La Rochelle, France, whilst engaged in the wine trade.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

70, 98 & Lloyds Register

Emma

1866

Brig, 291 tons, L 118.5 – B 26.5 – D 14.9. Captain G. Seaborne 1869, H. Sewell 1874. Owner Hart and others 1869.  Swansea-Mediterranean route 1869. Surveyed at Shields 1874.

Harvey of Littlehampton

Lloyds Register

Emma Louise

1877

Schooner, 43 tons, L 79.7 – B 31 – D 9.8. Captain J. Denyer 1883. Owner C.C. Crosskey 1883.

Built at Emsworth

Lloyds Register

Emperor

1868

Brig, 295 tons register, L 119 – B 26.5 – D 14.9. Captain W. Young 1869. Owner Gates and others . Mediterranean traffic. Home port Shoreham. Shoreham-Mediterranenan route 1869.

William May, Shoreham

78 & Lloyds Register

Empress

1855

Schooner, 93 net tons. Built at Jersey in 1856 and owned by R.H. Penney of Southwick. Captain and owner 1860 G. Griggs of Shoreham. Swansea- Spain route in 1860.

Built  at Jersey

82, Table 2 Wilcox & Lloyds Register

Endeavour

Not known

122 tons. Captain A. Waters 1834/38. Home port Shoreham 1834/38.

Not known

Lloyds Register

English Rose

1847

Brig, Square rigged, two masts, 152 tons nett. Owners Thomas Mitchell, Southwick and three others to at least 1850. First Master John Pilbeam to at least 1850. Home port Shoreham. Shoreham-Hartlepool route 1850.

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

72 & Lloyds Register

Ensign

1870

Barque, 315 tons register, L 129.6 – B 27.5 – D 14.8. Captain W. Downing. Owner Gates and others. Home port Shoreham.  Mediterrannean and West Indies traffic.

William May, Shoreham

79 & Lloyds Register

Enterprise

1872

Ketch, 72 tons, L 78.8 – B 19.3 – D 9.3. Captain E. Seagers 1874,  C. Walker 1883/89. Owner E. Seagers then D.W. Foreman 1883. Coastal trade - home port Guernsey, transferred to Jersey by 1883 then Dundee by 1889.

William May, Shoreham

79 & Lloyds Register

Enterprize

1822

Brig, 121 tons. Captain J. Bailes 1850. Owner Bailes & Co 1850. Sunderland-France route 1850.

Built at Cardigan

Lloyds Register

Ermina

1854

Barque, 254 tons, L 118.5 – B 25.9 – D 13.5. Owner G. Mather 1874.

Built at Nova Scotia

Lloyds Register

Esther

1817

Smack, single deck, 53 tons, registered as having been built in ‘N.Shrm’ (New Shoreham ?). captain and owner R. Johnson 1821,captain 1824-1828  G. Foster, owner 1824-1828 R. Johnson London –S. Mich. route 1821, Plymouth – Malaga 1822 to 1824, London – St.Mic. 1825, Bristol – Wales 1826, London – St.Mic 1828, London-Seville 1829, London-St.Mic. 1832.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Estridge

1777

300 tons, two decks, Captain and owner T. Ashington 1780, D. Brown 1824. Captain R.Cleghorn 1789. G.Deucht 1824, London – St. Kitts route 1780, surveyed in Dundee 1824.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Eurus

1870

Barque, 327 tons register, L 132.9 – B 27.6 – D 14.9. Captain E. Gaston 1874, J. Haynes 1883, T. Gibson 1889. Owner H. Adams and others 1874/83, D. dePass and others by 1889. Home port Shoreham transferred to London by 1889.  East Indies trade.

William May, Shoreham

79 & Lloyds Register

Excellent

1868

Ketch, 78 tons, L 79.6 – B 18.6 – D 8. Captain and owner Seagers. Coastal trade.

Built in Jersey

Lloyds Register

Exquisite

1828

Schooner, single deck, 124 tons. Captain R. Sexton 1832, Patrickson 1832, Perriam 1834/35, J. Kerr 1836/37 . Owner T. Morgan 1832/35, R. Dart 1836/37.London home port.  London-South Seas route 1832/33, Liverpool-Oporto 1834

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

Lloyds Register

Fairy

1850

Brig, 191 tons nett. Owners May & Thwaites. First Master William May, J. Jupp 1860. Wrecked on Southwick beach 1867

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

73 & Lloyds Register

Falcon

1695

 6th rate man-of-war, 240 tons, 24 guns. 92 ft gun deck, 110 crew. Her first service was in convoy and cruising duties when she was taken by three 50 gun French ships  off Dodman Point. The Falcon was retaken in 1703 but was not placed again in the Navy.

 Nicholas Barrett of Shoreham

55,56 & Threedecks

Fame

1798

Smack, 20 tons. Captain J. Taylor 1838/42. Owner C. Streeter 1838/42. Shoreham-Caen route 1838/41, Shields-Caen 1843.

Built at Cowes

Lloyds Register

Fanny

circa 1780

Brig, 80 tons, captain J. Edmonds, owner J. Mather. London – Jamaica route 1780.

The following entries are almost certainly the same vessel:-

Brig, 90 tons, captain J. Withers, owner Grant and others. Waterford to Lisbon route 1789.

Brig, 94 tons, single deck, captain and owner J. Beale, Cork – London route 1810/13

 

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Fanny

1849

Brig, 269 tons nett. Owners George Cheesman snr and Charles Cheesman of Brighton 1849/60. First Master John C.Tidey, J. Tidey 1849/1850, S. Clark 1860. Home port Shoreham. London-Mauritius route 1850.  Surveyed at Newport 1860.

Believed to be the vessel of the same name, albeit stated by Cheal to be a barque, that was burned at sea in 1861 near Pernambuco, Brazil. The captain at the time was R. B. Peake and all the crew were saved.

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

73, 91 & Lloyds Register

Faversham (see Feversham)

1696

 

 

 

Favourite

1757

Unrated Ship-Sloop, Favourite class, 313 tons burthen, 96 ft gundeck, 16 six-pounder guns and 14 half-pounder swivels, 125 crew. 1758 convoy to Gibraltar and that year took the fourth rate flute La Loire in the Mediterranean,1763 refitted at Sheerness cost £1,540, 1766 Newfoundland, 1766 refitted at Plymouth cost £1,348, 1768 ‘great repair’ Sheerness at cost £4,266 followed by  1770 refitting at Portsmouth cost £1,098, 1771 Leeward Islands, 1775 another ‘great repair’ at Deptford cost £5,860, 1776 Leeward Islands, 1779 laid up Portsmouth, 1783 moved to Deptford, 1784 sold for £530. Cheal also records the Favourite in the Mediterranean where in 1758 she captured the 26 gun 'Grouzard' then the 'Valeur'( 24 guns) in 1769 and 'St.Joseph' (12 guns) in 1761.

NB The total cost of this vessel and the work on it during its naval service totals over £18,000 – a huge sum then 

 Earlsman Sparrow at Shoreham and fitted out at Portsmouth Dockyard

58 & Threedecks.org

Fearon

1812

Two masted brig, 155 tons burthen. Built in 1812, purchased by Edward Lucas and registered at Shoreham in 1839. Captain G. Nutt 1839/43.  London collier 1839/43. Wilcox records the vessel foundered at sea in 1840 but Lloyds continue to show the vessel?

Built at Liverpool

37 (Wilcox) & Lloyds Register

Feversham

1696

 5th rate man-of-war, frigate of the ‘1694 Group 32 Gunner’ class, 372 tons, 36 guns in 1706, two gun decks 107 ft 145 crew. 1697 Ireland, 1699 Plymouth guardship, 1701 Newfoundland, 1702 Ireland, 1707 and 1708 North Sea, 1711 foundered off Cape Breton 90 men and the captain lost.

 

Thomas Ellis, of Shoreham

56

Fleece

1733

Brig, single deck, 128 tons, captain and part owner J. Thomson, Wilkins captain 1818, owner Tucker and others 1818, coastal trade early 1800’s then Waterford – Savan.(?) 1818.(the longest known working merchant vessel in these records)

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register.

Flora

1801

Brig, single deck, 174 tons, captain and owner R. Robinson, London – St. Petersburg route 1801, London – Rotterdam 1802, London – Oporto 1804/5

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Flora

1824

Schooner, single deck, 151 tons, captain T.Farrant 1824-1828,Christall then Watson 1830/38, Lamburd 1839/42, Partridge 1843, Goddard 1850. Owner W.Morgan1824-1828, Capper and others 1839/43, C. Goddard 1850. Home port London but ‘Hambr’ by 1850. Liverpool-Beunos Aires route 1824, Falmouth-Smyrna 1827, London-Smyrna 1828/30, London-Hmbro. 1839/43, London-California 1850

John Edwards and J.B. Balley, Shoreham

Lloyds Register

Flora

1828

Schooner, single deck, 162 tons. Captain and part owner T. Farrant 1828/34. Captain Hawkins 1835/37, Baldwin 1838, Houghton 1839/40, Searle 1841. Owner Watkins 1834/41. London home port. Surveyed in London 1828. Bristol-Straits 1832/33, London-Mediterranean 1834/38, London –Straits 1841. Wrecked 1841.

 J. Edwards & J.B. Balley,Shoreham

Lloyds Register

Flora

1843

Barque, 246 tons. Captain J. Watkins 1843, Stewart 1850. Owner Watkins 1843,Paton and others 1850. Home port London but Glasgow by 1850.. Shoreham-Liverpool route 1843,London-Berbice 1850.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

70 & Lloyds Register

Flying Fish

1857

Schooner, 130 tons, L 97.7 – B 20.4 – D 11. Captain W.A. Cox 1860, W. Berry 1869. Owner Hinton and others 1860, T. Wood 1874. Home port Lyme. Newport-Mediterranean route 1860, coastal trade 1869 and surveyed in Stockport.

Shoreham built

Lloyds Register

Fortune

1628

Authorised privateer 80/100 tons 'of Shoreham.' Owners Tuppyn Scras and others. Captain:- Thomas Squibb

Shoreham built

40

Fortune

1632

Authorised privateer 160 tons 'of Shoreham'. Captain:- Leonard Crosse

Shoreham built

41

Four Sisters

1854

Brig, 214 ton. nett. Owners May & Thwaites. First Master Edward Hyde, H. Dixon 1871/74. Home port Shoreham. In 1871census Reg.No. 13615. Master H.Dixon. Type - Brig in the coasting and faring trade. 1 crew on board and seven ashore. Broken up 1881.

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

74, Lloyds Register &  Census

Fowey

1696

5th rate man-of-war, frigate of the class ‘1694 Group 32 Gunner, 377 tons, 32 guns, two gun decks 108 ft. 1697 at the Nore, 1698 New York, 1700 North America and West Indies, June 1704 took a 50 gun ship? August 1704 taken by a squadron of seven privateers off Scilly. Became French 5th rate frigate and renamed ‘Fouey’ 

 Thomas Burgess  of Shoreham

56 & Threedecks.org

Fox

1690

5th rate fireship, 28 guns, two (gun) decks, 93 ft long, 264 tons burthen, 115 crew. 1690 Battle of Beachy Head, 1692 Battle of Barfleur and expended as a fireship at La Hogue that year.

 Nicholas Barrett of Shoreham

53 & Threedecks.org

Freak

1845

Clipper schooner, 149 tons, L 79.4 – B 18.6 – D 12.1. Captain D. Russell 1850, T. Hodder 1869. Owner Travers and others 1850. Home port London. Liverpool-Mediterranean 1850, Newcastle-Mediterranean 1869

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

70 & Lloyds Register

Freedom

?

Lost with all hands. Captain Francis Adams - no details or date given

Not known

98

Friends Adventure

1770

Brig, 108 tons, single deck, captain T.Hill 1800 to 1804,Matthews 1805, owner Tate, by 1806 owner Larkin and others. Exeter – Newcastle route until 1806 when London - Stettin. Captured 1807

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Garland

1626

150 tons.

Robert Tranckmore of Shoreham

31

Garyone

1832

Schooner, single deck, 155 tons. Captain T. Pounds 1832/33, Hocquard 1836/38, Alexander 1839/42. Owner Irish Shipping Co 1832/33, Hocquard and others 1836/42. London home port. London-Ireland route 1832/33, London-Cork 1834, London-Rio de Janeiro 1836/41, London-Rio Jan 1842. Wrecked 1842 .

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Gazelle

Unknown

Number 20285. Master J.E.Bryant. Type - cutter in the coasting trade. 33 tons. 1 crew on board and 3 ashore. Home port Shoreham

Unknown

Census 1871

Gazelle

Unknown

Number 45136. Master Horatio Clark. Type - cutter, fishing. 15 tons. 3 0n board. Home port Shoreham

Unknown

Census 1881

Gem

1870 circa

Reg.No. SM 2. Oyster ketch owned by W.N.Eade. The photo of the Gem accompanying this work shows the vessel on the Adur with the old Coastguard Station in the distance. The man aft of the vessel is Captain James Webb who later lost his life in the North Sea on another vessel. The man in the rigging is Isaac Braeme who perished when sailing with the 'Lord Willoughby' of Shoreham.

Unknown

114, 115 & Sussex Archaeological Society record

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Gem

Image No. 95.2605.13 from the Sussex Archaeological Society Collection

 

Gensing

1869

Brigantine,124 tons, L 93.4 – B 22.1 – D 10.7. Captain T. Ellis 1899. Owner J. Gigins 1874 - 1883, W.E. Lewery 1899. Mediterranean trade

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

76 & Lloyds Register

George

1839

Brig, 158 tons nett (Lloyds has 175 tons in 1874), L 83.9 – B 22.1 – D 12.7. Owners George Cheesman snr, Brighton and William Catt snr of Bishopstone to at least 1850, Cheesman in 1860/69, J. Hoggarth by 1874. First Master Alfred Merrix, R. Harmon in 1860, Pearse 1869, T. Levitt 1874. Shoreham-Newcastle route 1839. Shoreham coaster 1843, Swansea-France route 1860, coaster 1869. Home port Shoreham but transferred to Whitby 1861. Wrecked near Hornsea 1882.

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

71 & Lloyds Register

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George

Image No. 95.2605.15 from the Sussex Archaeological Society Collection

Gil Blas

1831

Schooner, single deck, 130 ton. nett. Owner J.B.Balley 1831/33, G. Redman 1834/43, Bell 1850. First Master George Osborne 1831/33, W. Holt 1834, R. Holmes 1835/39, Herbert 1840/43, M. Lamb 1850. Home port Shoreham but transferred to London 1840. London surveyed 1832.  London-Africa route 1834/43.

Shoreham built -probably John Edwards and James Britton Balley

62 & Lloyds Register

Gipsy Queen

1862

Barque, 453 tons, L 131.9 – B 28.1 – D 17.6. Captain J. Evans then A. Bately 1883. Owner J. Hart then W. Smith and others 1883.

Harvey of Littlehampton

Lloyds Register

Glance

1874

Schooner, 80 tons, L 81.4 – B 30.6 – D 9.5. Captain D. Dinnage 1874. Owner D. Brazier 1874. Surveyed at Southampton 1883

Robert Lee (Southwick builder)

Lloyds Register

Glean

1855

Schooner 78 ton nett, L 79.5 – B 19.4 – D 9.7. Owners May & Thwaites. First Master John Lesley. Transferred to Caernarvon in 1859. Captain and owner W. Jones in 1869/74. Coastal trade 1869.

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

74 & Lloyds Register

Gleana

1881

Number not known. Master J.Hannington. Type - Cutter yacht, pleasure. 14 tons. 2 on board, 1 ashore. Home port Shoreham

Unknown

Census

Golden Grove

1819

Snow, 318 tons. Captain G. Bogie 1869. Shields-Baltic route 1869 and noted as ‘Wrecked’ the same year.

Built at Shoreham

Lloyds Register

Good Intent

1745

 Single deck with beams, 140 tons, 9ft mean draft. Captain and owner Thomas Page. Home port London, destination Carolina.

 See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

 Lloyds Register 1764

Goshawk

1854

Brig, 198 tons nett. Owner William Scott Stonehewer jnr of Hove, T. Gates by 1860. First Master George Cross, W. Sewell 1860. Home port Shoreham. Newcastle-France route 1860.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

64

Gosport

1696

 5th rate man-of-war, frigate of the class ‘1694 Group 32 Gunner,’ 376 tons, 32 guns, two gundecks 108 ft, 145 crew. 1696 West Indies, 1701 New England, 1704 New England then returned home, 1705 Channel and Bay of Biscay, 1706 taken en-route to Jamaica by the Le Jason.

William Collins of Shoreham

56

Governor

1856

Barque, 198 tons. Captain Austin 1860, A. Watson then E. Comber 1869. Owner Cheesman 1860, E. Goodchild 1869. Swansea-South America route 1860, Shoreham-Mediterranean and Cardiff-West Indies 1869.

Built at Rye

Lloyds Register

Grace

1818

Brig, 157 tons. Captain J. Crozier 1841/43, T. Dyer 1850. Owner J. Collins 1841/50. Home port Shoreham from 1841. Shoreham-Newcastle route 1841/43, Hartlepool –coaster 1850.

Built at Hull

Lloyds Register

Gratitude

1837

Schooner, 61 tons (Lloyds has 85 tons). Captain J. Harvey 1836/39, G. Curd 1840/41. Owner Cheesman 1836/39, Harvey and others 1840/41. Shoreham-Weymouth route 1836/41.

Built at Rye

Lloyds Register

Greyhound

1754

'We have advice that on Monday the 19th ult. was launched at Shoreham a fine large new ship for the Turkey trade called the Greyhound; the command of which is given to Capt. George Turner'

 

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

 

Leeds Inteliigencer 17th September 1754

Griffin

1838

Smack, 55 tons. Captain and part owner R. Tanner 1840/43. Home port Shoreham as from 1840. Shoreham-Guernsey route 1840/43.

Built at Hastings

Lloyds Register

Guinea Witch

(previously Peace & Plenty)

1751

 40 tons burthen, 8 ft mean draft, single deck. Captain Allan Lamb, owner Stevens. Home port London, destination Guinea.

 See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

 Lloyds Register 1764

Gulnare

1844

Schooner, 166 tons. Captain T. Golder 1850. Owner Blaker and others 1850. Home port Shoreham. Hartlepool-Shoreham route 1850.

Built at Hartlepool

Lloyds Register

Hamilton

1861

Brig, 275 tons (500/600 tons burden), L 118.5 – B 26 – D 14.6. Captain West 1869. Owners Messrs Hamilton of Constantinople. Shoreham home port. Southampton-Mediterranean route 1869.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

68 & Lloyds Register

Hanbury

1761

 Single deck with beams, 200 tons burthen, 14 ft mean draft. 1764 condition hull good, masts and rigging average. Captain J. Easton, owner Hanbury and Co. Home port London, destination Virginia.

 See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

 Lloyds Register 1764

Happy Return

1758

No details known. Captain W. Prouting, owner T. Holway. Cork – Plymouth route 1780.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Hark Away

1853

Brig, Square rigged, two masts, 191 tons nett, L 93.8 – B 21.5 – D 12.5. Captain Francis Cheesman first master, Bungard 1869, C. Denyer 1874, Glazebrook 1883. Owners Thomas Gates, New Shoreham and two others. Coastal trade. Broken up 1887.

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites

73 & Lloyds Register

Harriett

1843

Barque (Lloyds has schooner) 125 tons, L 78.6 – B 17.8 – D 12. Captain Whitway 1843, Williams 1850, T. Daniel 1869, W. Taffir 1874, Robinson 1889. Owner Bowring 1843/50, J. Hodge then G. Ditchfield 1869, T. Hilberry 1874. Home port Liverpool. Shoreham-Liverpool route 1843, Liverpool-Newfoundland 1850, Liverpool-South America 1869.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

70 & Lloyds Register

Harriett

1858

Brig, 145 tons registered, L 90.4 – B 23.6 – D 8.6.  Captain W. Bishop 1869, B. Shakeshaft 1883. Owner English and others 1869/74, T.F. Ward 1883. Home port Shoreham but transferred to London by 1874 then Middlesborough by 1883. Shoreham-South America route 1869.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

66 & Lloyds Register

Harriett & John

1801

Sloop, 69 tons (lengthened in 1806, increased to 102 tons and reclassified as a brigantine), single deck. Harry Baker captain and owner 1810/21, Wheatland captain 1824 /1828 then Wilson 1829. First owner J. Rice; W.G. Rigden in 1821; G. Wood 1824/1828. Cowes – Newhaven route to 1806, Cowes – Shoreham 1807, London – Emden 1818, London – Barcelona 1819, Plymouth – Shoreham 1824-1829

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

61 & Lloyds Register

Harry Haine

1855

Brig, 375 tons burden. Owner Messrs Gates & Co. In 1863 the vessel was lost in a storm on the Longsands near the Kentish Knock.

(NB. Lloyds has this vessel as being owned by others with Falmouth as its home port?)

Built at Prince Edward Island

93

Hastings

1695

5th rate man-of-war, frigate, 381 tons, 32 guns, two gun decks 108ft, 143 crew. 1695 West Indies, 1696 escorting timber ships to Kinsale, 1697 wrecked in storm off Waterford, all hands lost.

 

Thomas Ellis, of Shoreham

55

Hastings

1865

Brig, 224 tons, L 108.9 – B 24.8 – D 13.4. Owner W. May. Home port Shoreham. Coasting and Baltic trade. Foundered in the Baltic 1877.

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

76, 97 & Lloyds Register

Hedley Vicars

1860

Brig, 242 tons. Owners English, Adams & Horrocks of Shoreham. Captain in 1860 G. Parrott. Liverpool-Mediterranean route 1860.  In 1865 when being towed by a tug down the River Tyne  to start the return journey to Shoreham  the vessel was run down by the steamship 'Berwick' and sunk.

Prince Edward Island

93, 94 & Lloyds Register

Helen

1876

Smack, 36 tons, L 57.8 – B 16.6 – D 8. Captain and owner P. Carew 1883. Home port Waterford. Surveyed at Southampton 1883.

Robert Lee (Sothwick builder)

Lloyds Register

Helen

Circa 1834

122 tons. Captain W. Adams 1834/35. Home port Shoreham 1834/35.

Not known

Lloyds Register

Henry Ranking

1855

Barque, 357 tons, L 147.2 – B 26.5 – D 14.2. Captain D. George 1860, W. Harris 1869. Owner Ogilby and others 1860/74. Home port London. Swansea-South America route 1860 and 1869.

Built at Shoreham

Lloyds Register

Herald

1855

Brig, 204 tons nett. Owner John Golder, Brighton and George Stables, Shoreham. First Master also George Stables. Lost at Killa in the Black Sea 1859. Captain Benjamin Day, his wife and most of the crew were lost.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

65

Herald

1875

Schooner, 31 tons, L 50.6 – B 14.4 – D 6.7. Captain C’atanache 1883. Owners Moravian Mission Society 1875, H.E. Shaw 1883. Home port London. Surveyed at Shoreham 1883.

Dyer & Son, Shoreham

79 & Lloyds Register

Hercules

1819

Single deck, 330 tons, captain and part owner G. Dow 1819 - 1823, captain Wilson 1824 - 1826, owner G.Dow and others 1824 – 1826. London – Jamaica route 1819 – 1826.

John Edwards and J.B. Balley, Shoreham

Lloyds Register

Hero

1817

Snow, 207 tons. Captain W. Mason 1840/43. Owner Oxley and others 1840/43. Home port Lynn in 1840. Lynn-Sunderland routes 1840/43.

Shoreham built

Lloyds Register

Hero

1840

Schooner, 90 tons

Shoreham built

 

Sale Advertisement North Wales Chronicle 1844

 

Hero

1857

Brig, 450 tons burden (Lloyds has 230 tons), L 112.3 – B 24.4 – D 13.7. Figurehead was a representation of Sir Colin Campbell. Captain George Vinall to 1860, R. Finnis 1869 and 1883. First owner Corrall and Co, coal merchants, Brighton. A Jennings 1883. Home port Shoreham. Shoreham-Mediterranean route 1869.

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

74 & Lloyds Register, Sussex Advertiser 1858

Hero

Unknown

Number not recorded. Master W. Ansell. Type cutter in the fishing trade. Tonnage not recorded. 1 crew on board. Home port Shoreham

Unknown

Census 1871

Hero

Unknown

Number SM 13. Master W.Lucas. Type - lugger in the fishing trade. Tonnage not recorded. 6 crew on board.

Unknown

Census 1871

Heroine

1860

Brig, 500 tons burden (Lloyds has 262 tons), L 116.5 – B 26.3 – D 14.4. Captain F. Cheesman 1860, Kemp 1869 and 1883. Owner Messrs Gates. Home port Shoreham. Coastal trade 1860, Shoreham-Mediterranean 1869.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

67 & Lloyds Register

Hibernia

1863

Brig, 277 tons, L 121 – B 26.5 – D 14.9. Captain Hutchinson 1869. Owner Gates and others 1869. Shoreham home port. Sussex-Mediterranean route 1869 but notes as ‘Wrecked’ the same year.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

Lloyds Register

Hilarion

1869

Barque, 391 tons register (Lloyds has 420 tons), L 79.5 – B 19.4 – D 9.7. Captain Barratt 1869, Read 1874. Owner Edward Goodchild. Home port Shoreham. East Indies trade – Shoreham-Ceylon route 1869. At one time during its service the ship was subject to an unsuccessful mutiny. In the early 1880's under the captaincy of James Cheesman whilst moored in the Thames it was run down by a Swedish screw steamer. Two of the crew drowned. The ship was raised but its subsequent fate is unknown.

William May, Shoreham

79, 98, 99 & Lloyds Register

Hitena

1868

Brigantine, 136 tons, L 92 – B 24.4 – D 10.8. Captain M. Casey 1874. Owner Cork and others 1874. Home port Shoreham.

Mutch of Prince Edward Island

Lloyds Register

Hope

1780

Brigantine, 217 tons

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

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Hope

1797

Snow, 136 tons, single deck, captain and part owner  S. Bartlett, captain and part owner  J. Bodie 1818,  J. Bodie 1824 - 1827,  Hull – Lisbon route, in 1809 London – Gibraltar route, 1811 Falmouth – Gibraltar, 1822 – 1827 surveyed in Cork.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Hopewell

1690

 

5th rate fireship, 93 ft gundeck, 261 tons burthen, 2 decks, 28 guns, 115 crew. 1690 accidentally burned in the Downs

Either Thomas Ellis, Nicholas Barrett, William Collins, Thomas Burgess or Richard Chatfield all of Shoreham

53 & THreedecks.org

Hopewell

Year not stated

 90 tons burthen, single deck with beams, 7 ft mean draft. Condition in 1764 hull, masts and rigging average. Captain J. Parking, owner not stated. Home port Hull, destination Cadiz.

 See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

 Lloyds Register 1764

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HMS Hound construction drawings Courtesy National Maritime Museum image ZAZ5038

Hound

1745

 Merlin class Snow (Cheal has Sloop) 267 tons, 10x6 pounder guns and 14 half-pound swivel guns, gun deck 91 ft, 110 crew. Re-classed as a 14 gun unrated Brig-sloop in 1748. 1745 the Downs, 1749 North Sea, 1750 to 1752 Nova Scotia, 1755 served with Impressment Service, 1760 Downs and took the privateer ‘Le Thurot,’ 1765 African coast, 1767, 68 & 69 African coast, 1771 refitted Portsmouth, 1772 Falkland Islands, 1773 sold

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the indexand fitted out at Portsmouth Dockyard

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