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Ships Built and Registered in Shoreham

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

(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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An index of vessels 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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 This 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

-

-

May & Thwaites

-

3

11

19

18

2

-

William May

-

-

-

-

16

9

-

John Shuttleworth

-

-

-

-

15

1

-

Dyer & Son

-

-

-

-

-

4

-

Totals

10

28/33

29

36

65

16

-

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

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

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

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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

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

 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, 378 tons, 32 guns. Saw service in North America, Irish Station as well as cruising and convoy duties. 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

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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.

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

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

Fireship, 426 tons, 10 guns. Burnt at Toulon to avoid capture in 1793.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

58

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

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.

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

Diana

1786

Schooner, single deck, 96 tons, captain R. 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

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

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

A sloop, 269 tons, 14 guns. Served in convoy and cruising duties and in 1756 captured a French sloop. In 1762 she also took the 'Duck de Broglie' of 14 guns. Dispatch was sold by Admiralty order in 1763.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

58

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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1675 sketch of HMS Dover

Courtesy of National Maritime Museum, Greenwich image PAH1847

Dover

1653

Frigate, 4th rate Man-of-war. 533 tons, 48 guns. Served with the Navy at places including the West Indies, Mediterranean, Newfoundland, Tangier, the Channel; took part in fleet battles 1665/6 and captured three enemy ships in 1691, 1692 and 1695. Rebuilt at Portsmouth in 1695

Shoreham built

50,51,52,53

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. Saw service in Newfoundland, Mediterranean as well as convoy and cruising duties. Sunk as a breakwater at Plymouth Dock in 1714.

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

55

Dusty Miller

1841

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

Schooner, single deck, 142 tons. 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. Her first service was in convoy and cruising duties when she was taken  by three 50 gun French ships  off the Dodman. The Falcon was retaken in 1703 but was not placed again in the Navy.

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

55,56

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

Favourite

1757

A sloop, 313 tons, 16 guns. Served 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. Went on to serve in Newfoundland, Port Egmont and Falkland Islands and West Indies besides convoy and cruising duties.  Sold in 1784.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

58

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, 372 tons, 37 guns. Served as a guardship at Plymouth, in Newfoundland, Irish Station and North America as well as convoy and cruising duties. Wrecked on Cape Breton 1711.

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, 377 tons, 32 guns. Served in the West Indies and convoy and cruising duties. Captured by a French squadron off the Scillies in 1714.

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

56

Fox

1690

A fireship of 263 tons, 8 guns. Served with the Channel Fleet 1690-1692. Andrew Leake first captain. Burned in action against the French at La Hogue 1692.

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

53

Freak

1845

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

alt

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, 376 tons, 32 guns. Served in the West Indies, North America, the Channel, as well as convoy and cruising duties. Captured in 1706 by a French squadron.

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

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, 381 tons, 32 guns. Saw service in the West Indies and convoy and cruising duties. Wrecked off Waterford in 1697.

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

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

61

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

A fireship of 253 tons, 8 guns . Burned by accident in the Downs 1690.

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

53

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

A sloop, 267 tons, 14 guns. Served in North America, the Guinea Coast, Falkland Islands and on convoy and cruising duties. Sold by Admiralty order in 1773.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

58

Idea

1834

Schooner, 189 tons. Captain R. Cooper 1834/41, Pounds 1842/3. Owner J. Russell 1834/43. Home port Limerick. Shoreham-Limerick route 1834/36, London-Limerick 1837/43

Shoreham built -probably John Edwards & James Britton Balley

Lloyds Register

Index

1857

Schooner, 220 tons. Captain H. Eade 1860. Owner Jackson and others 1860. Home port London. Surveyed in London 1860.

Shoreham built

Lloyds Register

Industry

1766

Sloop, single deck, 65 tons (44 tons 1832), captain P. Ennis, owner F. Codd 1812/13, Devereux 1832/33. Dundee – Wexford route, Dundee Coaster 1833 .

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Industry

1800/ 1810

Sloop, single deck, 36 tons, captain and part owner W. Edwards 1827- 1832, Yarmouth-Scotland route 1827/8, Liverpool-Rotterdam 1832, Leith Coaster 1833.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Ino

1835

Schooner, 163 tons. Captain S. Clark 1841/43. Owner Clark and others 1841/43. Home port Shoreham in 1841. Shoreham-Hartlepool route 1841/42, London-Baltic 1843.

Built at Sunderland

Lloyds Register

Isabella

1825

Snow, single deck, 195 tons, captain R. Cowell 1825/9, W.Ryan 1830, owner Gilmore and others 1825/9, Hudson Bay Company 1830.  London-Gibraltar route 1825/9, London-Colmb. 1830.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Isabella

1853

Brig, 272 tons. Captain D. Tidey 1860. Owner Cheesman 1860. Swansea-South America route 1860.

Built at Littlehampton

Lloyds Register

Italy

1867

Barque, 286 gross tons, L 135.4 – B 25.7 – D 12.9. Captain E. Comben then J. Gourley 1874. Owner R.H. Penney at one time by R.H.Penney then J. R. Gourley 1874. Sold at Melbourne in 1874

Batchelor of Cardiff in 1867

82 & Lloyds Register

James Douse

1856

139 tons, L 90.9 – B 22.5 – D 11.2. Owner W. May 1874.

1871 census number 39636. Master T.Patching. Type - brigantine in the coasting trade. 139 tons. 3 crew on board and 4 ashore. Home port Shoreham

Built at Prince Edward Island

Lloyds Register & Census

Jane

1865

Schooner, 186 tons, L 108.6 – B 22.3 – D12.2. Owner J. Sharp 1874.  Home port Shoreham. Coasting

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

76 & Lloyds Register

Jane Heward

1848

Snow, 171 tons. Captain S. Payne 1860. Owner Vallance 1860. Shoreham-R.M.S. route 1860.

Built at Sunderland

Lloyds Register

Jannette

1826

Schooner, 83 ton. nett. Owner and first Master George Wyndham of Warlpesdon to 1838

Shoreham built -probably John Edwards and John Britten Balley

62 & Lloyds Register

Jemima

1795

Brig, 81 tons, single deck, captain and owner G. Roberts, Liverpool – Cork route 1803, Dublin 1804.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Jessamine

1840

Brig, 189 tons burthen (Lloyds has Snow, 196 tons). Captain F. Poole 1840/43. Owner Edward Lucas of Southwick 1840/43. Sunderland-Shoreham route 1840/43. Later acquired by R.H.Penney of Southwick. Sold to Shoreham pilot Robert Brazier in 1866 then to Thomas Freeman of Sunderland in 1869. Run down and sunk the same year.

Built at Monkwearmouth, County Durham

81 & Lloyds Register

Jessie

1878

Schooner, 79 tons, L 79.1 – B 20 – D 9.3. Captain W. Holton 1874. Owner J.

H. Pearce 1874. Home port Shoreham. Surveyed at Southampton 1874.

Robert Lee of Southwick

Lloyds Register

Joan Bonaventure

1631

No known details

Robert Tranckmore of Shoreham

149 (Story of Shoreham)

John

1833

Brig, 186 tons. Captain S. Coster (or Cooter) 1834/40, J. Holland 1843. Owner J. Childers 1834/1837, Valance and others 1838/43.. Surveyed at Shoreham 1834, Shoreham-Hartlepool route 1840/43.

Built at Shields, builder unknown.

Lloyds Register

John Clue

1839

Renamed as ‘John Clue’ in 1869, see ‘Daniel Dyer’ for earlier details. Brig, 196 tons, L89.2 – B 20.9 – D 14.3. Captain and owner W.R. Clue 1869.  Home port Liverpool. Liverpool-South America route 1869.

See earlier details for ‘Daniel Dyer’

Lloyds Register

John & Eliza

Not known

134 tons. Captain Thompson 1835/38. Home port Shoreham 1835/38.

Not known

Lloyds Register

John & Susan

1826

Snow, 134 tons. Captain J. Merris 1835/40. Owner J. Childers 1835/40. Surveyed Shoreham 1835/38. Shoreham-Newcastle route 1838/40.

Built at Northumberland

97 & Lloyds Register

John & William

1835

Schooner, 77 tons. Captain J. Smith 1836/42. Owner Valance and others 1836/42. Home port Newhaven. Shoreham-Falmouth route 1836/38, Shoreham-Newhaven 1839, Shoreham-Falmouth 1840, Shoreham-Newhaven then Shoreham-coaster 1841/42

Shoreham built, builder not known

Lloyds Register

John May

1873

Brig, 222 tons, L 108 – B 20.4 – D 13.6. Captain J. Fouquet 1874. Owner W. May 1874. Home port Shoreham.

William May, Shreham

Lloyds Register

John Sharp

1858

Clipper Brig, 260 tons net (Lloyds has brig, 144 tons in 1860), L 99.8 – B 21.3 – D 11.5. First commander Captain William Mitchell and in 1860. Owner John Sharp 1860, G. Blake 1874. Home port Shoreham. Surveyed at Shoreham 1860.Coastal trade.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

66 & Lloyds Register

John Thomas

1863(?)

Brig. Owners May & Thwaites. Lost near Whitby 1863. Captain Richard Baker and all hands lost.

Not known (probably May & Thwaites)

97

John’s Adventure

1756

Snow, 212 tons, single deck, captain J. Smith, owners Scott and others, Poole – Memel (Lithuania) route 1799/1803.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Joseph

1633

120 tons,

Robert Tranckmore of Shoreham

31

Joseph William

Unknown

Number 9591. Master J.Fisher. Type - cutter in the fishing trade. 17 tons. 2 crew on board and 5 ashore. Home port Shoreham

Unknown

Census 1871

Julius

1794

Brig, single deck, 91 tons, captain J.Leer, owner J. Vetter, London – Emden route 1805/12.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Jupiter

1764

200 tons, two decks, captain J. Difting (abbreviated) 1789, Passmore 1799, W. Barnes 1800, Wilkins 1802,Percy 1803,J.Moncur 1804, J. Smith 1805, owner Lubbock 1789, Baring and others 1799, N. Joliffe 1803. Naples – London route 1789, London – Mart (?) 1799, London – Troda(?) 1800, London – Dema(?) 1801,1802, London- Smyrna 1803 – 1805, London – Malta 1806, Captured 1810.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

King Harold

1866

409 tons, L 181.2 – B 28 – D 10.5. Captain J. Graham 1869 and 1874. Owner Brown and others. Glasgow home port. Liverpool-Havana route 1869.

John Shuttleworth, Southwick

Lloyds  Register

Kingston

1753

Snow, 120 tons,. captain R. Burcham, owner Miller and others. London – Lisbon route 1780

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Kingston

1754

 130 tons burthen, 9 ft mean draft. 1764 condition hull fair, Masts and rigging average.

Captain I. Miller, owner Richard Knowles. Possibly the same vessel as above. Home port London, destination Carolina.

 See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

 Lloyds Register 1764

Kingston

1782

Sloop, 80 tons, single deck, captain J. Woulf, owner Norton and others, route Bordeaux – Dundee 1789.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Kingston

1838

Schooner, 105 tons nett. The first vessel built by May & Thwaites (Sx. Arch. Soc.) Used as a collier (Wilcox). Owner William Catt of Brighton and William P. Gorringe of Southwick 1838/1842, Edward Lucas of Southwick 1843. First Master William Potter 1838/1842, J. Mercer 1843, T. Richards 1850. Home port Shoreham. Shoreham coaster then London-Lisbon route 1840/41, Shoreham-Waterford 1842/43,

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites at Kingston

(believed to be the first vessel built at Kingston by May & Thwaites (previously at Hove & Brighton)

71, 81 & Lloyds Register

 

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Kingston

Image no.  89.350 from the Sussex Archaeological Society Collectio

Kingston by Sea

1844

Snow, 204 tons. Captain J. Dyer 1844, Glazebrook 1850. Owner Gorringe and others 1844. Sunderland-Shoreham route 1844, Shoreham-Hartlepool 1850.

Built at Sunderland

Lloyds Register

Kirtons

1842

Brig, 196 tons. Captain G. Grinns 1850. Owner C.S. Kirton of Hove (see ‘Sea Adventure’ in previous list) 1850. Coastal trade.

Built at Hylt’n (Hylton in Sunderland?)

Lloyds Register

Kitty

1836

Lugger built for George Cheesman and Henry Pocock of Brighton. Captain William Farroll

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

71

La Belle

1866

Brig, 246 net tons, L 105.3 – B 26.3 – D 13.6. Captain G. Burt 1874. Owner R.H.Penney. Wilcox states sold1876 to a Shoreham master/Lloyds states captain and owner in 1874 as G. Burt.

Ramsay of Prince Edward Island.

Table 3 Wilcox

La Margarete

1312

'of Shoreham.' Owners:- William Fynian and Bertrand Champeneys

Not known

37

Lacerta

?

Yacht, 36 tons

Thomas Stow & Sons, Shoreham.

86

Larch

1870 circa

Smack. Recorded as turning over to Customs 32 bales of tobacco. Captain Larsberg.

Not known

121

Lark

1785

Brig, 123 tons, single deck, captain Wrightson 1799, M. Gray 1800owners Reeve and others, London – Hamburg route 1799, London Gibraltar route 1800 - 1805

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Lark

1787

Sloop, single deck, 47 tons, captain W. Brodie, Owners Smith and others. Route Cowes – Malaga 1789.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Lark

1811

Schooner, 80 tons. Captain and owner Cheesman 1834/41. Home port Shoreham from 1834. Shoreham-Shields route 1840/41.

Built at Newhaven

Lloyds Register

Launceston

1754

Brig, privateer, 90 tons, single deck, captain and part owner J. Bowen. Lloyds survey made at Poole 1780.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

1780

Laura

1823

Sloop, single deck, 40 tons, captain and part owner C. Browne 1823-1828. London-Rotterdam route 1823-1830

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register 1823 - 1830

Laura

1845

Schooner 140 tons. Captain J. Payne 1850. Owner Mudge and others 1850. Home port Dartmouth. London-Mediterranean route 1850

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

70

Laura

Unknown

Number 29879. Master R.Page. Type - Cutter, fishing. 16 tons. 6 on board.

Unknown

Census 1881

Leonora

1853

Brig, 141 tons nett, Owner Charles Watts of Brighton. First Master George Curd and again in 1860 when he was also part owner. Shoreham home port. Jersey-coastal trade 1860

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

64 & Lloyds Register

Leverington

1869

Iron, screw driven steamer, 679 net tons, dead weight cargo and bunkers 1,600, L 214.4 – B 30.2 – D 16.1.   Captain J. Chant 1874, Jupp 1883. Owner R.H.Penney & Co. Trading between ports in the UK, Mediterranean, Black Sea and Azoff. Sold to Sweden 1894.

J. Laing of Sunderland

83, Table 3 Wilcox & Lloyds Register

Liberty

1816

Smack, 71 tons. Captain G. Curd 1834/1837, J. Dier 1838/43. Owner Goringe and others 1834/43. Home port Shoreham until 1843 when transferred to Arundel. Surveyed in Shoreham 1834. Shoreham-London route 1838/43.

Built at Newhaven, builder unknown

Lloyds Register

Light of the Age

1857

Brigantine, 208 tons, L 95.5 – B 24.8 – D 13.9. Captain T. Woolver 1883. Owner W. May probably from 1857 to at least 1874, P. Moon by 1883, T. Chilton by 1889.

Census 1871 Number 17390. Master P.Jupp. Type - coasting. 208 tons . 1 crew on board and 7 ashore. Home port Shoreham

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

74, Lloyds Register and Census

Lizzie

1855

Brig, 196 nett ton, L 108.7 – B 24 – D 13.3. Owners Messrs Benjamin and Robert Wade of New Shoreham. First Master James Sargeant, J. Hills 1860, R. Wade 1869. Home port Shoreham. Surveyed in London 1860. Coastal trade. Stranded near Sunderland 1871

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

74 & Lloyds Register

London

1759

Brig, 150 tons, captain A.M. McCullough, owner R. Hunter. London – Quebec route 1780.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

London

1764

300 tons, captain Robertson, owner J. Mather. Surveyed at London 1789.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Lord Dacre

1853

Brig, 208 tons, L 93 – B 21.6 – D 13.8. Captain W. Baker 1869.Owner Banfield and others 1869. Coastal trade.

Built at Rye

Lloyds Register

Lotus

1871

Schooner, 109 tons, L 91 – B 20.2 – D 10. Captain Petrie 1874, D. Crammmond 1883. Owner W. Sievewright 1883. Home port Arbroath.

William May, Shoreham

Lloyds Register

Louisa

1826

Brig, single deck, 225 tons. Captain Cowl 1830/32, R. Towle 1834. Owner Gilmour and others 1830/32. London-Cadiz route 1830/32.Home port London 1834.

Cheal states captain William Wade in command when wrecked in Seaford Bay - no year given.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

97 & Lloyds Register

Louisa

1840

Snow, 216 tons. Captain B. Wade 1840/43. Owner Lechen and others 1840/43. Sunderland-Shoreham route 1840/43.

Built at Sunderland

Lloyds Register

Loyal Briton

1765

350 tons, 3 decks, 18ft mean draft. In 1765 hull, masts and rigging recorded as in good condition. in 1765 and 1780 the captain is shown as James Young, owner 1765 James Leach, then Bdngton (abbreviated) and others in 1780. London to St. Kitts route.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register 1765, 1780

Lynn

1696

5th rate man-of-war, (continued on page 19) 380 tons, 32 guns. Served in the West Indies, Mediterranean, as well as convoy and cruising duties. In 1712 together with the 'Ludlow Castle' destroyed a Spanish 36 gun ship and five merchantmen in the Estapona Roads (Spain). Sold by Admiralty order in1713

Thomas Ellis at Shoreham

56,57

Lyra

1867

Iron barque, 379 nett, 411 gross, L 140.8 – B 27.2 – D 16.7. Worldwide trading. Captain Goldsmith 1889. Owner R.H.Penney sold to C.H. March by 1889. .Cheal states this was sold in Dublin in 1879 and renamed 'Erna' but Lloyds still shows it as ‘Lyra’ in 1889.

Iliff, Mounsey & Co of Sunderland

82, 83 & Lloyds Register

alt

Lyra

Image no. 95.2605.1b from the Sussex Archaeological Society Collection

 

Margaret

1837

Brig, 235 tons (Lloyds has 245 tons) Captain S. Pue 1836/43. Owner Barden and others 1836/43. Home port Waterford. Shoreham-Trinidad route 1836/40, Waterford-Trinidad 1841/43.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

70 & Lloyds Register

Margaret Caithness

1863

Barque, 362 tons register, L 134 – B 27.7 – D 15.5. Captain J. Wood 1869, Turner 1874. Owner Messrs Wade. Shoreham-Mediterranean route 1869.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

68 & Lloyds Register

Margaret Speedwell

1576

120 tons

Not known

31

Maria

1835

Schooner, 174 tons (Lloyds has 166 tons). Captain J. Collings 1836/50. Owner Travers and others 1836/50. Home port London. London-Corfu route 1836/38, London-Constantinople then London-Malta 1841 to 1842, London-Mediterranean 1843, Plymouth-St.Michael 1850.

John Britten Balley, Shoreham

70 & Lloyds Register

Maria Cecilia

1829

Snow (Lloyds states Brig), single deck, 164 ton. nett. Owner James B. Balley 1829/33, Laybourne 1834/43. First Master William Laybourne 1829/33, P. Vionee 1834/38, Laybourne 1841/43. Home port London 1834. London-Cadiz route 1832/38, London-Vera Cruz 1841, Shoreham-Cadiz 1842, Liverpool-Gibraltar 1843.

Shoreham built -probably John Edwards and James Britton Balley

62 and Lloyds Register

Mariner

1871

Brig, 284 tons (Lloyds has 298 tons in 1874), L 119.3 – B 26.6 – D 15. Captain and owner J. Sharp to at least 1889. Home port Shoreham. Mediterranean trade.

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

76 & Lloyds Register

Marquis of Anglesea

Unknown

Number 17392. Master J.Searle. Type - lugger in the fishing trade. 23 tons. 5 crew on board. Home port Shoreham

Unknown

Census 1871

Martha

1785

Sloop, single deck, 65 tons, captain and owner R. Alms, captain J. Hilyer 1807,owner Waterford 1807, surveyed in Cork 1809. Coastal trade.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Martha

1833

Schooner, 172 tons. Captain R. Dyer 1834/39, Howden 1840/41, Fitzpatrick 1842. Owner Pope and others 1834/37.Home port Waterford. Surveyed in London 1834/37, London-Waterford route 1839/41, Waterford-coaster 1842, London-Trinidad 1843.

Shoreham built, possibly by Dyer & Son

Lloyds Register

Martha

1866

Barque, 386 tons register (Lloyds has 412 tons), L 132 – B 28 – D 16.8. Captain J.Booly 1869, R.H. Richards 1874. Owner Wade and others. Built for the Pacific trade. Shoreham-West Indies route 1869.

William May, Shoreham

78 & Lloyds Register

Martha Miles

1853

Snow, 191 tons. Captain W. Mills 1860. Owner T. Barry 1860. Surveyed in London 1860.

Henry Cheal states brig, tonnage not known. Lost in the Mediterranean in 1861 during a collision with the 'Corinthian' of Liverpool, Captain George Griggs jnr.

Built at Sunderland

91 & Lloyds Register

Martha Stevens

1867

Brig, 217 tons, L 109 – B 25 – D 12.8. Captain V. Stevens 1869, Mollard 1874. Owner Stevens and others. Home port Swansea. Bristol-Newfoundland route 1869.

John Shuttleworth, Southwick

Lloyds Register

Mary

1783

Sloop, two decks, 53 tons, captain and part owner R. Holland, captain and owner by 1808 J. Burgoyne.   Waterford – Shoreham route. Surveyed in Cork 1808, 1811,1813.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Mary

1819

Brig, 150 tons. Captain G. Piper 1843/1850. Owner T. Berry 1843/50. Home port Shoreham from about 1843. Shoreham-Sunderland route 1843/50.

Built at Selby

Lloyds Register

Mary

1822

Smack, 51 tons (67 tons in 1840 having been lengthened and shown now as a schooner by Lloyds). Captain W. Dyer 1834/37, G. Curd 1838/39, Courtney 1840/42. Owner W. Goring 1834/39, Beedham 1840/42.. Home port Shoreham from 1834. Shoreham-London route 1834/40, Portsmouth-Sunderland 1841/42.

Built Fishbourne, builder unknown.

Lloyds Register     1834 - 1842

Mary

1865

Brig, 217 nett tons, L 117.3 – B 25.1 – D 14. Captain P. Hodder 1869. Owner R.H.Penney of Southwick. Cardiff-Mediterranean route 1869

Built, at Prince Edward Island, Canada.

82, Table 2 Wilcox, Lloyds Register and Census

Mary & Agnes

1842

Snow, 203 tons. Captain H. Smith 1843, R. Collier 1850. Owner J. Collins 1843/50. Shoreham coaster 1843. Cardiff coastal 1850

Built at Sunderland

Lloyds Register

Mary & John

1629

200 tons.

Robert Tranckmore of Shoreham

31

Mary Ann

1841

Brig, 159 tons. Captain R. Collier 1850. Owner T. Burry 1850. Shoreham coaster 1850

Built at New Brunswick

Lloyds Register

Mary Ann

1848

Schooner, 60 tons nett. Owner and first Master Richard Ratcliff, New Shoreham. Ran ashore on the west side of the harbour during a storm in 1860, Captain Williams.

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

72 & Lloyds Register

Mary Ellis

1870

Brig, 234 tons, L 111.3 – B 28 – D 11.7. Captain R. Lucas 1874. Owner W. May 1874. Home port Shoreham. Coasting and Baltic trade. Collided with the 'Daimant' of Bremen 1877 (presumably lost).

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

76, 97 & Lloyds Register

Mary Grace

1852

Snow, 176 tons. Captain Dunstall 1860. Owner I. Sewell 1860. Coastal trade 1860

Built at Sunderland

Lloyds Register

Mary Mark

1866

Barque, 258 tons, L 125 – B 25 – D 12.8. Captain J. Milligan then Pironet 1869, Frank 1883, G.W. Bush 1899. Owner Bruce and others then M. Mark 1869/83, T. Mark 1889, Wilson, Sens and others 1899. Liverpool home port transferred to London by 1899. Liverpool-Belize route 1869.

John Shuttleworth, Southwick

Lloyds Register

Mary Sharp

1855

Schooner, 128 tons nett. Owner John Sharp, New Shoreham. Master: David Hobden. Lost on the Kentish Knock during a gale in 1862

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

65

Matchless

1828

Schooner, single deck, 106 tons (116 tons 1830). Captain R. Starling 1828/33, R. Bence 1834/35, Ormond 1836/41. Owner T. Morgan 1828/35, Hutton 1836/41. Home port London 1834. London-Windward Islands route 1828/29, London-Malta 1830/33, London-Smyrna route 1834/35, London-Africa 1836/41.

John Britton Balley, Shoreham

Lloyds Register 1828 - 1841

Matthew

1763

 'Ship of War' (sic), two decks, 300 tons, 20 ft mean draft, 18 guns (but 1764 Registers record 6 three pounder guns?). Captain:- Charles Payne, owner Maitland & Co. Voyages between 1764 and 1780 were usually between London and St.Kitts in the Caribbean.

Shoreham built -possibly Stone & Barlett,, Carver & Co, Hamilton & Co, or John Edwardes

59 & Lloyds Register 1764, & 1768 to 1780

 

alt

Matthew

Image no. 89.340 from the Sussex Archaeological Society Collection

 

Mechens

1848

Brig, 196 tons. Captain J. Haslett 1860. Owner Mechen and others 1860.

Built at Littlehampton

Lloyds Register

Medusa

Prior to 1900

Yawl, 20 to 35 tons.

Thomas Stow & Sons, Shoreham.

80

Memory

1908

Cutter(?), 60 tons.

Thomas Stow & Sons, Shoreham.

81

Mendora

1846

Brigantine (Lloyds has schooner), 166 nett tons. Captain J. Hugh 1850. Owner Edward Lucas of Southwick 1850, later taken over by R.H.Penney of Southwick.

Built at Prince Edward Island, Canada

81, Table1 Wilcox & Lloyds Register

Merchant

1869

Brig, 282 tons (Lloyds has 294 tons in 1869), L 119 – B 26.6 – D 14.1. Captain H. Mitchell 1869, W. Mitchell 1883, Jensson 1899. Owner J. Sharp 1869/83, J & N.C. Bull by 1899. Home port Shoreham but transferred to Newhaven by 1899. Mediterranean trade.

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

76 & Lloyds Register

Mezerium

1859

Brig, 238 tons, L 116.4 – B 24.7 – D 13.9. Captain G. Walters 1869. Owner G. Saunders 1869. Home port Shoreham. Shoreham-America route 1869.

Messrs May & Thwaites, Kingston

Lloyds Register

Minerva

1802

Brig, 142 tons. Captain and part owner R. Ratcliff 1850. Home port Shoreham 1850. Hartlepool coastal 1850

Built at Lynn

Lloyds Register

Minstrel Boy

1839

Brig, 244 tons. Captain W. Moyse 1839/1842, Main 1843, H. Lewis 1850. Owner R. Harvey 1839/50. Home port Limerick. Shoreham-Newcastle route 1839. Liverpool-Lima route 1840/43, Clyde-Valparaiso 1850.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

70 & Lloyds Register

Mizpah

1874

Barque, 550 tons register, 950 tons carrying capacity, L 146.7 – B 30.1 – D 18.4. Captain B.W.Bagley who traded the vessel around Cape horn for 14 years. Owner May, Wade and others. Home port Shoreham. The largest barque to be built at Shoreham and for 15 years was classed as A1 by Lloyds. Sold to a German firm and by 1889 is shown with captain and owner T. Jensen with a home port of Rostock.

William May, Shoreham

79 & Lloyds Register

Mystery

1835

Lugger built for Francis Moon of Brighton. Captain John Harman

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

71

Mystery

1854

Schooner, 58 tons, L 76.5 – B 16.9 – D 7.6. Captain H.W. Field then H. Cook 1883. Owner J. B. Blaker 1883.

Gibbs of Galmpton

Lloyds Register

Nancy

1754

 Single deck, 75 tons (60 tons burthen in 1764), 6 ft mean draft. 1764 condition hull good, masts and rigging average. Owned and captained by S. Jennings using the London – Bordeaux route in 1764 and London Gibraltar route 1768. This is almost certainly the same vessel recorded by Lloyds in 1780;- Sloop, single deck, 80 tons, captain. W. Silby, owner W. Solby. Surveyed in London 

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Nancy

1765

300 tons, captain T. Kiddy, owner R. Kiddy. London – St. Petersburg route 1780.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Nancy

1767

305 tons,(possibly the same vessel as above?) captain and part owner G. Keys. London – Antigua route 1780. (Same ship surveyed again in 1789 when tonnage recorded as 244 tons)

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Nancy

1780

Brig, single deck, 120 tons, captain J. Jenkins, owners J. Jenkins and Robinson. London – Cadiz route 1789.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Nancy

1784

145 tons, single deck, captain Bienvenue, owner Prideaux, London – Gibraltar route 1801/05.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Nancy

1794

Brig, 72 tons, single deck, captain R. Headly 1802, M. Twohsg(?) 1804, Wheeler 1807, J. Triseln 1807, Wheeler again in 1809, owner C. Cook 1802, Jameson and others 1804, Triseln and others 1807, Yarmouth – Balkans route 1802, Cork – Lisbon 1804, surveyed in Cork 1807, Cork – Liverpool route 1808, 1813

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Nebula

1862

Barque, 500 tons burden (Lloyds has 285 tons), L 120 – B 24.6 – D 14.8. Captain J. Fishwick 1869. Owner Mr. Pembroke. West Indian trade.

John Shuttleworth, Southwick

76,77 & Lloyds Register

Neilly

1871

Number 35303. Master T.Boyling. Type - barque in the coasting trade. 191 tons built 1853 for the Australian wine trade. Purchased by R.H.Penney of Southwick in 1861. 2 crew on board with 7 ashore.

Built at New Brunswick, Canada

Census and Table 2 Wilcox

Nelson

1842

Schooner, 127 tons. Captain J. Kenyon 1850. Owner Curd and others 1850. Shoreham-Hartlepool route 1850

(Henry Cheal states that the brigantine ‘Nelson’ foundered off Flamborough Head when Captain Reeves and crew lost - no year given but probably 1870’s)

Built at Prince Edward Island

Lloyds Register & 97

Neptune

1756

 Single deck with beams, 260 tons burthen, 14 ft mean draft. 1764 condition hull fair, masts and rigging average. Captain 1764 R. Howson, 1768 Robert Hall, owner Robert Dale. Stockholm – London route 1768

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Neptune

Circa 1799

Snow, single deck, 85 tons, captain J. Payne, owner Ellison and others. Waterford – Plymouth route

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register 1799 - 1800

Neptune

1867

Brig, 299 tons, L 119 – B 26.3 – D 14.9. Captain W. Smith 1869/83. Owner Gates and others; W.R. Williams by 1883. Mediterranean trade initially. Home port Shoreham but transferred to Wellington, New Zealand by 1883. In 1889 the owner is Union S.S. Co. and the home port Dunedin.

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

76 & Lloyds   Register

Nestoria

1851

Brig, 178 tons. Captain J. Frances 1860. Owner Stonehewer 1860. Clyde-Trinidad route 1860.

Built at Sunderland

Lloyds Register

Newport

1695

6th rate man-of-war, 244 tons, 24 guns. Saw service in North America and whilst there 1696 was captured by two French ships.

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

56

Newport Trader

1816

Smack, 64 tons. Captain W. Dyer 1837/40, T. Golder 1843.. Owner Broadhead 1837/40, G. Wigney 1843. Shoreham-London route 1837/40, Shoreham-France 1843

Built at Isle of Wight

Lloyds Register

New Shoreham

1767

250 tons captain John Graham, owner Nesbitt and others. London – Jamaica route 1768

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

New Shoreham

1765

Sloop, single deck, 51 tons, captain and part owner Gatehouse 1813, owner 1813 D. Harrigh. London – Cork route 1813, Falmouth – Cork 1818

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Niagara

1865

Brig, 291 tons register, L 119 – B 26.7 – D 14.9. Captain Gasston then W. Hand 1869, G.W. Coates 1874, J. Rose 1883. Owner Gates and others; J. Henderson by 1883. Mediterranean trade. Home port Shoreham but transferred to Sydney by 1883.

William May, Shoreham

78 & Lloyds Register

Norfolk

1817

Brig,123 tons. Captain H. Hentz 1834/38, T. Cook 1843. Owner Diplock 1843. Shoreham-Limerick route 1843

Built at Yarmouth

Lloyds Register

 Ocean Queen

 1846

 Fishing boat. Newspaper report  1846 states the boat was of the new type ‘equal (to) some vessels in exterior, good appearance and possess sailing qualities and conveniences tending to lessen the laboriousness and perils of the fishermen’s calling.’

 May & Thwaites Kingston

 Sussex Advertiser 22/9/1846

Ocean Queen

1864

Brig, 289 tons, L 118 – B 26.5 – D 14.9. Captain Greenaway 1869, H. Finnis 1874. Owner Gates and others.   Hull-Mediterranean route 1869.

Harvey of Littlehampton

Lloyds Register

Olive Branch

1878

Schooner, 111 tons, L 82.8 – B 20.4 – D 10.5. Captain Davies 1883, E. Bell 1899. Owner R. Mitchell 1883, W. Morland 1899. Home port Swansea.

Dyer & Son, Shoreham

Lloyds Register

Ontario

1865

Brig, 242 tons, L 108 – B 25.6 – D 13.5. Captain Smith 1869. Owner Gates and others. Southampton-Mediterranean route 1869.

Harvey of   Littlehampton

Lloyds Register

Orestes

1863

Barque, 193 tons, L 107.5 – B 23.6 – D 12.9. Captain R. Grover 1869, G. Roberts 1874. Owner J. Sharp. Coastal trade.

Built at Prince Edward Island

Lloyds Register

Orford

1695

6th rate man-of-war, 249 tons, 24 guns. Was at first on cruising and convoy duties before being transferred to North America where she was renamed 'Newport' in 1698 after the capture of her sister ship of that name (also from Shoreham).Went on to serve in the Mediterranean,, the Cadiz expedition, Vigo at the battle of Malaga, the Channel Fleet, Newfoundland as well as convoy and cruising duties. Sold by Admiralty order in 1714

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

56

Osman Pasha

1878

Barque, 497 tons, L 142.5 – B 29.8 – D 17.9. Home port London. This and the Britannia were the last ships to be made in Shoreham. Owner Edward Good child then R. Berridge by 1883. In 1889 the captain is shown as Mellis and owner MacBeth and Gray with a home port of Glasgow. The foregoing owners as reported by Lloyds perhaps conflicts a little with Cheal’s record that for many months the vessel went unsold and was eventually moved to the West India Docks in London where it eventually sold to a Norwegian firm.

Dyer & Son, Shoreham

79, 80 & Lloyds Register    

Osprey

1856

Three mast schooner, square rigged on the foremast, 220 tons nett. Owner R.H.Penney of Southwick. Master Captain Francis Poole then J. Hugh in 1860. Shoreham home port. Cardiff-Mediterranean route 1860. (Lost off Scotland 1865 pp Wilcox)

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

66

alt

Osprey

Image no. 89.348 from the Sussex Archaeological Society Collection

 

 

Otter

1835

Schooner 176 tons. Re-classed as a Barque after being lengthened in 1849 and increased to 199 tons. Captain E. Preston 1835, J. Cox 1841/43, H. Brough 1850. Owner Hanson and others 1835, Moss and others 1841/50. Home port London until 1841 when transferred to Liverpool. Shoreham-Liverpool route 1835/43.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

70 & Lloyds Register

Packet

1837

Brig, 258 tons, L 94.9 – B 21.6 – D 16.4. Captain Schilling 1838/43, Tuttiett 1850, A. Cock 1860 and 1869. Owner Phillips and others 1838/43, King and others 1850, R & W King 1860/69. Home port London but transferred to Bristol by 1850. Shoreham-London route 1838, Shoreham-Cape of Good Hope 1840/43, Bristol-Africa 1850, 1860, 1869.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

70 & Lloyds Register

Paradox

1650

Probably built at Shoreham. Frigate

Not known

34

Parga

1840

Schooner, 181 tons (Lloyds has barque, 240 tons in 1874), L 109.2 – B 20.9 – D 13.7. Captain and part owner T. Farrant 1840/43. Captain T. Newton and owner T. Farrant and others in 1850 and 1860. Owner in 1874 J.P. Newby. Home port London. Shoreham-London route 1840/41, London-Zante 1842/43, Newcastle-Mediterranean 1850. Surveyed at Cork 1860.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

70 & Lloyds Register

Paul Pry

1827

Schooner, single deck, 110 tons, captain Collins then Foster 1827-1829, T. Cooper 1830-1832, Wishart 1833, D. Murray 1834/36,. Owner T. Morgan 1827-1836, Home port London. Surveyed in London1827, London-Smyrna 1828, London-Corfu 1829, London-Constantinople 1830-1836, Surveyed London 1833.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

Lloyds Register

Paul Pry

1850

Schooner, 116 tons – possibly a replacement for the 1827 vessel. Captain T. Steers 1850. Owner W. Ogilby 1850. Home port London. Shoreham-St.Michael route 1850.

J.B. Balley, Shoreham

Lloyds Register

Pavilion

Not known

132 tons. Captain Matthews 1836/38. Home port Shoreham

Unknown

Lloyds Register

Pearl

1833

Lugger built for John May and Thomas Thwaites own use. William Farroll first master

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

71

Peace & Plenty

1751

Renamed, see Guinea Witch

 

 

Pearl

1849

Brig, 200 tons nett. Owners May & Thwaites. First Master John Putland. Home port Shoreham. Shoreham-North Shields route 1850 and 1860. Lost in 1869 when vessel struck a rock off Bexhill

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

73 & Lloyds Register

Pelham

1859

Brig, 500 tons burden (Lloyds has 254 tons), L 113.7 – B 25.6 – D 14. Owners John Brown & Son. Captain John Hayman late of the brig 'Samaritan.' Captain in 1874 A. Till. Shoreham home port. Shoreham-Mediterranean route 1860. Surveyed in Shoreham 1869.

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

74 & Lloyds Register

Penzance

1694

6th rate man-of-war, 246 tons, 24 guns. Served in the Channel Fleet, Irish Station, Mediterranean, and captured the Volland, a 14 gun ship. Sold by Admiralty order 1713

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

54,55

Pera

1831

Schooner, single deck, 143 tons. Captain E. Preston 1832/33, Fennings 1834/41. Owner Hanson and others 1832/33, Walker and others 1834/41. London-Smyrna route 1832/41. Wrecked 1841

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Peter

1626

An authorised privateer of 80 tons.   'of Shoreham.' Owner Captain Gyfford. Master:- Peter Parrant then Richard Poole.

Shoreham built

38,39,40,41

Phantom

1837

Schooner, 194 tons. Captain Saunders 1838/60. Owner Saunders 1838/60. Home port Liverpool. Shoreham-Liverpool route 1838/43, Liverpool-Mediterranean 1850. Lost in a collision off Whitby in 1868.

John Britten Balley, Shoreham

70 & Lloyds Register

Pheasant

1798

Sloop, 365 tons, 18 guns. Served in North America, West Indies (where coincidentally, in 1805 she transported my predecessor in an exchange of prisoners with the French to HMS Spartiate which then set sail to take part in the Battle of Trafalgar - Roger Bateman), Cape, Beunos Aires, Newfoundland and convoy and cruising duties. She captured 'Tropard' (14 guns) in 1808, 'Comte de Huneberg' (14 guns) in 1810 and 'Heros' (6 guns) in 1811. Sold in 1813.

John Edwards, Shoreham

59 & National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

Philip & Henry

1765

300 tons, Thomas Curling captain, owner Curtis and others. St. Petersburg – London route.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register 1768

Phyllis

Prior to 1900

Yawl, 20 to 35 tons.

Thomas Stow & Sons, Shoreham.

80

Pigeon

1839

Schooner, 118 tons, L 75.2 – B 20.5 – D 11.4. Captain J. Hiscock 1839/43. Owner J. Rogers 1839/43, T. Curtin jnr 1874,. Home port London, transferred to Youghal(?) 1874. Shoreham-Shields route 1839/42, Liverpool-Lisbon 1843.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

70 & Lloyds Register

Pike

1846

Schooner, 180 tons nett, L 91.2 – B 21.2 – D 11.8. Owners J.B.Balley and two others 1846/50, W. Copp 1874. First Master John Cobby, J. Francis 1850, G. Collier 1874. Home port Shoreham. Shoreham-Rio Grande route. Wrecked on Scroby Sands 1874.

James Britton Balley, Shorehasm

64 & Lloyds Register

Pike

Not known

Cheal mentions this vessel as being of Shoreham wrecked in a storm at Shoreham near the harbour in 1860. The captain at the time was George Gallop.

Not known

89

Pilot

1855

Brig, 196 tons. Captain A. Sinclair 1860. Owner T.F. Yates 1860. Cardiff-Mediterranean route 1860.

Built at Littlehampton

Lloyds Register

Pilota

1859

Steam powered vessel 35 h.p.,71 tons. Captain G. Courtney 1860. Owner Child and others 1860. Lloyds also has ‘For River Purposes Only’ against this vessel. The survey was made at Newcastle (presumably before it set off for Shoreham) and despite the restriction to river use it also records that it was involved in the coastal trade.

Built at Newcastle

Lloyds Register

Pilots

Unknown

Number 27427. Master W. Lower. Type - steam tug. 15 tons. 1 crew on board and 3 ashore. Home port Shoreham

Unknown

Census 1871

Pioneer

1859

Barque, 500 tons burden (Lloyds has brig, 265 tons).Captain W. Parsons 1860. Owner Messrs Gates & Co. Home port Shoreham. Shoreham-Shileds route 1860. In 1863 was run down and sunk by the steamship 'Nora' off Lowestoft. Captain at the time William Parsons

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

93 & Lloyds Register

Pioneer

1863

Brig, 270 tons, L 119 – B 25.6 – D 14. Captain W. Waite 1869, A. Granger 1874, P. Moon 1875 and 1883. Owner Gates & Co. Shields-Mediterranean route 1869. Built to replace the 1859 Pioneer that was lost in 1863. In 1888 whilst under the captaincy of Charles Denyer the vessel struck the rocks at Beachy Head and was wrecked.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

69, 104 & Lloyds Register

Pitt

1787

340 tons (354 tons in 1807, two decks, 16 guns added in 1811, 369 tons 1824 after changes to vessel), captain J. Hunter 1789, J. Smith 1799, R. Rain 1805, Stewart 1806, Coulson 1807, Fo(r)ster 1809, Markle 1812, G. King 1818, Crosse 1819-1826, D. Collier 1827-1828. Owner J. McNabb 1789, Ayles and others 1818-1824, W. Dixon 1825, D. Gibb 1827-1828. London – Jamaica and other Caribbean routes to 1818, Plymouth – London 1819. London – Nevis (?) 1820- 1824, Liverpool – Mrmc.1825, Liverpool-N.Brns.1827,1828.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Ploughboy

1861

Schooner, 190 tons burden (Lloyds has 97 tons), L 87.6 – B 20 – D 9. Captain J. Field 1869. Owner John Sharpe of Shoreham then Field and others by 1869. Home port Shoreham. Coastal trade 1869

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

68 & Lloyds Register

 

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                                                     HMS Plymouth Transport

Courtesy of National Maritime Museum, Greenwich image ZAZ5408

Plymouth Transport

1704/1742

 Built at Plymouth 1704 and rebuilt at Shoreham 1742 (illustration shows rebuild drawings). 77 ft long, 4 guns, two-masted transport. Master John Wright 1704, Richard Hazards 1742. Records suggest continuous use by the navy to 1806.

 Plymouth builder unknown – see Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

 National Maritime Museum and Michael Phillip’s Ships of the Old Navy

Polla

1863

Brigantine, 189 tons, L 107.4 – B 23.1 – D 12.9. Captain J. Burt 1869. Owner J. Sharp. Surveyed in London 1869.

Prince Edward Island

Lloyds Register

Polly

1764

 300 tons, 14 ft mean draft, 4 three pounder guns, hull , Masts nd rigging condition good. Captain Simon Lee, owner Richard Smith. London – Barbados route 1764/68.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Porcupine

1836

Schooner 187 tons Captain R.W. Cook 1836/43, G. Mole 1850. Owner Cook and others 1836/42, J. Liddle (or Siddle) 1843/50. Home port London. Shoreham-Liverpool route 1836/42, Yarmouth- Meditrn’n 1843, Liverpool-Mediterranean 1850.

Shoreham built -probably John Edwards & James Britton Balley

Lloyds Register

Portinscale

1866

Barque, 453 tons, L 141 – B 27.8 – D 17.5. Captain P. Fee 1868, H.L. Roberts 1874, J. Finlay 1889. Owner Seymour 1868, S.T. Taudevin 1874, E. Kearon jnr 1889. Liverpool-Caldera route 1868. Home port   Liverpool, transferred to Guernsey 1874 then London by 1889.

John Shuttleworth, Southwick

Lloyds Register

Portslade

1906

No details but owned by Stephenson, Clarke & Co. This vessel ran down the SS. Swale in a fog seven miles east of Beachy Head.

Not known

105

Prince Albert

1848

Snow, 267 tons. Captain W. Clarke 1850. Owner Clarke and others 1850. Surveyed at Sunderland 1850.

Built at Sunderland

Lloyds Register

Prince Alfred

1868

Barque, 368 tons register, L 128 – B 27.7 – D 16.5. Captain Gaston 1869. Owner Gates and others. Shoreham home port. Mediterranean traffic.

William May, Shoreham

78 & Lloyds Register

Prince Edward

1747

Brig, 110 tons, captain Eldred, owner Knaves and others. Newfoundland to Poole route.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register 1768

 Prince Edward

 1752

 80 tons burthen, single deck with beams, 6 ft mean draft. 1764 condition hull fair, masts and rigging average. Captain W. Martin, owner W. Martin and Co. Routes London/Seville and Poole/Newfoundland 1764.

 See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index 

 Lloyds Register 1764

Prince Hassan

1871

Barque, 418 tons, L 134.9 – B 28.8 – D 17.3. Captain Gaston 1874. Owner Goodchild and others 1874.

Harvey of Littlehampton

Lloyds Register

Prince of Orange

1774

Brig, 116 tons, single deck, captain M. Latta, owner J. Gonner. London Hamburg route 1799 - 1801.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Prince Orange

 1745

 54 (?) tons (indistinct), Captain and owner Daniel Donn (?) Condition in 1764 hull fair, mast and rigging average. Home port London.

 See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

 Lloyds Register 1764

Prince Orange

1750

 80 tons burthen, 7 ft mean draft, condition in 1764 and 65 hull fair, masts and rigging average. Captain Gonner then Mackenzie, owner Twyman. Home port London, destination Rotterdam. (perhaps some duplication with vessel above but two separate entries and different build years).

 See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

 Lloyds Register 1764

Prince of Wales

1783

Sloop, single deck, 72 tons, hogged in 1819, captain Gillingham 1800, J. Beatson 1807, J. West 1809, W. Curd 1813, owner Bean 1800, Bean and other 1807, Beatson 1809, Moore 1811, Ellis 1813, J. Ellis 1818. London – Leith route 1800, London – Calais 1802, London – Boulogne 1803, London – Jersey 1804 – 1807, London – St. Mic 1808. London – Quebec 1809, 1811, 1813, London – Dunkirk 1818 - 1821.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Prince of Wales

1784

Schooner, single deck, 107 tons, captain and part owner C.J. Mair 1819-1824, London – Havre route 1819 - 1824

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

 Prince Regent

 1814

 Schooner, single deck, 106 ton. nett. Owners Edward Tate and others. First Master Henry Blaber. Captain and owner 1821 C. Lind, 1824 J. Row, captain 1824-1830 H.Rowe, owner Jones 1825-1830. London – Rotterdam route 1820 , London- Gibraltar 1822,1823, London-Haiti 1824, London – Tasmania and New South Wales 1825-1830

 Dowey of North Shields (p.p. Cheal)

 62 and Lloyds Register

Princess Royal

1841

Steam dredger, 61 tons. 28 local owners including Edward Lucas. Sold 1844.

Not known

40 (Wilcox)

Princess Victoria

1841

Steamship, 41 tons. Captain Austin 1841/43. Owner Bass and others 1841/43. Newcastle –Shoreham route 1841/43. Probably the first steamship to work from Shoreham.

Built at North Shields

Lloyds Register

Prospero

1856

144nett. L 88.7 – B 21.9 – D 12.4.
1881: Purchased by B. Blaker, Shoreham. 1884: Sold to T. P. Cattley, Shoreham. 1892: Sold to Stephenson Clarke & Company
10.1.1903: Whilst on a voyage from London to Hartlepool, wrecked near Mundesley.

Built at Rye

Lloyds Register

 Prosperous

 1759

 Single deck, 70 tons burthen, 15 ft mean draft. Condition 1764 hull good, masts and rigging average. Captain and owner R. Newton. Home port Hull, destination Roan.

 See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

 Lloyds Register 1764

 Providence

 1750

 70 tons burthen, 7ft mean draft. 1764 condition hull fair, masts and rigging average. Captain John Delahantey, owner M. Friend. Home port London, destination Cork

 See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

 Lloyds Register 1764

Providence

1760

Brig, 110 tons, captain and part owner John Watts. Arundel – Dublin route 1768

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Providence

1772

Brigantine, 71 tons, single deck – (Lloyds Register shows 70 tons) in 1789 captain T. Butler, owner J. Newman, route Cork – Shoreham. Subsequent captains J. Dedmus 1799, R. Waller 1800, J. Oak 1803, W. Warner 1807, J. Smith 1813. Subsequent owners Waller and others 1799, S. Darnell 1804. Usual route altered to Cork – London in 1803 then noted in the coastal trade by 1804.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

61

& Lloyds Register

Providence

1803

Brig, single deck, 115 tons, captain J. Amos 1807, J. Bebell 1813, owner Wells and others 1807, Morris and others 1813, Yarmouth – Lynn (abbreviated) route 1807, London – Cork 1809,1812, Bristol – London 1813.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register 1807 - 1813

Punch

1862

Snow, 213 tons. L 100 – B 24.5 – D 13. Captain Carpenter 1869, J. Koole 1874. Owner Brown and others.

Robinson of Sunderland

Lloyds Register

Purveyor

1867

Smack, 59 tons, L 68 – B 19 – D 9. Captain J. Filleul then T.W. Smith 1871. Owner H. Elphick then W. Brazier 1871.   Portsmouth- France route during 1871. 1871 Census Number 55393. Master T. Smith. Type - a dandy of 59 tons used in the coasting trade. 5 crew on board. Home port Shoreham

White of Portsmouth

Lloyds Register & Census

Queen

1748

119 tons burden. Type of vessel not known. Owner John Butler of Shoreham. Built at Shoreham.

Shoreham built -probably by Stone & Barlett

18 of Memories of a Shoreham Seafaring Family

Queen

1785

Schooner, single deck, 80 tons, captain Moppett, owner Hanson and others, London – Jamaica route

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register 1789

Queen

1865

Brig, 288 tons, L 118.5 – B 26.5 – D 14.9. Captain Hedgecock then Hillman 1869, Grieves 1874. Owner Gates and others. London-Mediterranean then Shoreham-Mediterranean routes 1869.

Harvey of Littlehampton

Lloyds Register

Queen

Unknown

1881 census number 47815. Master J.Barbrook. Type - Smack, fishing. 19 tons. 5 on board, 1 ashore. Home port Shoreham

Unknown

Census

Queen Charlotte

1762

 180 tons burthen (1764) 100 tons (1768), Condition 1764 to 1766 hull good, masts and rigging good. Captain George Paris (1764) W.Rutherford (1768), owner Twyman. London Rotterdam route

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register 1764, 1768

Queen Emma

1866

209 tons, L 103 – B 23.5 – D 12.9. Captain J. Kenyon 1869. Owner Wood and others. Belgium-England route 1869.

Built at Quebec

Lloyds Register

Queen Victoria

1862

No known details. In 1862 when commanded by Captain Purse the vessel went missing at the Kentish Knock during a gale and no wreckage was ever found.

Unknown

92, 93

Rambler

1835

Lugger Built for James Newman of Worthing who also captained the vessl

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

71

Ranger

1835

Lugger. Owners Sydney Beck and Mark Benn – the latter was also the captain.

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

71

Rapid

1833

Brig , 179 tons. Captain R. Miller 1834/43, H. Sansom 1850. Owner Fudge and others 1834/40, London & Waterford S.A 1841/43. Home port London. London-Waterford route 1834/43, Surveyed at Limerick 1850

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

70 and Lloyds Register

Rapid

1861

Brig, 350 tons burden (Lloyds has191 tons), L 100.3 – B 24.6 – D 10.3. Captain T. Sharp 1869. Owner John Sharp 1869, W.H. Digby 1883, K.J. Digby 1899. Home port Shoreham. Coastal trade.

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

75 & Lloyds Register

Regent

1817

Schooner, 65 ton. Nett, single deck, Owners Thomas Crossweller of Brighton and three others. First Master Samuel Cooter then R. Bond captain and part owner in 1819/28, H. Blaber captain and part owner 1829/33 and captain to 1839, G. Griggs captain 1843. Owner 1834/39 Crosweller. Home port Newhaven until 1843 when transferred to Shoreham, port of origin.   Falmouth – Brighton route, Waterford – Shoreham 1821 and 1822, Waterford – Newhaven 1823-1826, Dartmouth-Liverpool 1827/8, Cowes- Shoreham 1828, Waterford-Dartmouth 1829/32, Dartmouth Coaster 1833. Shoreham-Waterford route 1834/39

Shoreham built -probably John Edwards and James Britton Balley

62 and Lloyds Register

Reward

1832

Brigantine, 157 tons. Captain Clark 1850. Owner Burry and others 1850. Home port Shoreham 1850. Blythe – coastal 1850.

Built at Sunderland

Lloyds Register

Richard Foley

1850

Brig, 178 tons. Stated by Cheal to be 'an old Russian prize.' Captain David Hobden. Owner Weller and others. Shoreham coaster in 1860

Built in Sweden

90 & Lloyds Register 

Richard Mount

1834

Brig (Lloyds states Schooner), 185 tons. Captain J. Everson 1834/38, Longridge 1839/42, Laws 1843, F. Page 1860. Owner G. Walker 1834/38, H. Thompson 1860. Home port London but transferred to Sunderland by 1860. Shoreham-Liverpool route 1834/38, London-Cape of Good Hope 1839, London- P.Phil. 1842, London-St.Kitts 1843, Sunderland-Mediterranean 1860.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

70 & Lloyds Register

Rita

1852

Square rigged, two masts, 193 tons nett. First owner William Scott Stonehewer jnr of Brighton; R. Firth (also captain) in 1860. First Master Henry Joblin, R. Firth in 1860. Home port London

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

64 & Lloyds Register

Rival

1841

Schooner, 164 tons. Captain Vionee then Durant 1842, J. Hicks 1850. Owner T. Morgan 1842. Home port London. London-Constantinople route 1842, Surveyed in London 1843, surveyed at Clyde 1850

Built in Shoreham

Lloyds Register

Rob Roy

1866

Brig, 290 tons register, L 119 – B 26.7 – D 14.9. Captain Shepherd 1869, Davies 1874. Owner Gates Brothers. Home port Shoreham. American trade, Mediterranean in 1869. Surveyed at Swansea 1874.

William May, Shoreham

78 & Lloyds Register

Robert

1860

Brig, 259 tons, L 114.6 – B 26.7 – D 14.9. Captain R. Wade 1860, J. Moore 1874. Owner Wade and Son 1860 to at least 1874. Home port Shoreham , Gloucester-Mediterranean route 1869

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

67 & Lloyds Register

Robert & Mary

1776

Brig, single deck, 136 tons, captain S. Duncan, owner J. Page, Lisbon – London route 1789

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Robina

1857

Brig, 234 tons. Captain R. Holland 1860. Owner C. Catt 1860. Liverpool-Holland route 1860.

Built at New Brunswick, Canada.

Lloyds Register

Robin Hood

1867

Brig, 297 tons register, L 119.1 – B 26.1 – 14.1. Captain Cuddington 1874, 1883. Owner W.S. Laurie 1883. Mediterranean and South American trade initially. Shoreham home port but transferred to Wellington, New Zealand by 1883.

William May, Shoreham

78 & Lloyds Register

Rosario

1756

Brig, 90 tons built for/sold to Gomez of Bilbao. Captain Gogochea. London – St. Sebastian route 1768

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Rose

1752 or 1753

350 tons, 2 three pounder guns, 20 ft mean draft. 1764 condition hull fair, masts and rigging  average. Captain W. Brett (1764) Richard Morse (1768), owner Borwell or Bronell. London - Jamaica route.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register 1764, 1768

Rose

1861

Brigantine, 300 tons burden (Lloyds has schooner, 166 tons, L 92.2 – B 24.2 – D 12.3. Owner W. May to at least 1874. Home port Shoreham.

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

75 & Lloyds Register

Royal Brothers

1789

Sloop (Brig in 1805), 41 tons, single deck, captain C. Lind 1799, T.English captain and owner 1800, owner Burton 1799, Bristol – Exeter route 1799 then thereafter port of survey(s) Cork but no voyage destinations indicated.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Royal Mail

1825

Schooner, 106 tons. Captain G. Stokes 1839, T. Minter 1840. Owner J. Diplock 1839. Shoreham-Liverpool route then Liverpool-St. Michael 1839/43

Built at Rochester

Lloyds Register

Rozel

Prior to 1900

Cutter, 38 tons.

Thomas Stow & Sons, Shoreham.

80

Ruby

1805

Brig, 169 nett tons and rebuilt 1844. Purchased by E. Lucas of Southwick (in 1853 pp Wilcox) and later taken over by R.H.Penney of Southwick. Sold on to W. Hardwick by 1860.   Captain Mitchell 1860 and 1869. Coastal trade. Lost near Filey Brigg in 1861(?)

Built at Aberdeen (pp Wilcox) but Lloyds has Shields.

81

Ruby

1819

Brig, single deck, 185 tons (135 tons 1824), iron cable (anchor chain) fitted 1820, captain W. Room 1819-1823, Watson 1824-1828, Bolton 1829. Owner G. Irvine 1819-1823,Benham and others 1824-1828, J. Lang 1829. London – Pillau route until 1823 when London – Dantz., 1824 London-Hamburg, 1825-1829 London-Corunna,. surveyed London 1832

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Ruby

1829

Schooner, 72 tons. Captain W. Potter 1834/1840, W. Jarman 1841/43. Owner Manger and others 1834/37, Diplock and others 1838/43. Waterford-Portsmouth route 1834/37, Shoreham-Waterford 1838/40, Shoreham-Gibraltar 1841/43.

Built at Yarmouth

Lloyds Register

Sainte Marie

1319

Referred to as a Shoreham ship – no details

Shoreham built

27

Sally

1802

Schooner, 41 tons. Captain Carr 1842/43, Emerson 1850. Owner G. Ellison 1842/50. Home port Lynn in 1842/43. Lynn coaster 1842.

Built at Shoreham

Lloyds Register

Sally

1815 (later shown by Lloyds as 1817)

Brig, single deck, 148 tons. Captain W.Paterson 1819/27, J. Morrison 1832/33, J. Black 1834, Patterson 1835/36, J. Heagham (later spelt Heughan) 1837/43, J. Wyllie 1850. Owner C. Child 1819-1827, Kelly and others1832/36, J. Heagham (later spelt Heughan) and others 1837/43. Dunbar home port 1834/38, transferred to Dumfries 1843. Portsmouth – Swansea route. 1819, Plymouth – Swansea 1820, Plymouth – Arundel 1821 – 1827, Leith-Cnstd.1832/33, Liverpool-Petersburg 1837, Belfast-Aberdeen 1838, Liverpool-Coaster 1839/40, Aberdeen-Newcastle 1841, Liverpool-Coaster 1842/43, Shields coaster 1850.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Salus

1868

Barque, 315 tons, L 129 – B 26.6 – D 14.9. Captain W. Poland 1869, Boylan 1889. Owner Colbran and others 1869, Miss. M.J. Cullen then J. Dennis in 1889. East Indian and Pacific trading. Owner R.H.Penney(?) . Shoreham home port. Shoreham-India route 1869.

John Shuttleworth, Southwick (pp Cheal) but Lloyds states built by Colbran of Shoreham

77 & Lloyds Register

Samaritan

1844

Snow, 210 tons. Captain Bungard 1844. Owner Gates and others 1844. Sunderland-Shoreham route 1844, Hartlepool-Shoreham 1850.

Probably the vessel of the same name from Shoreham mentioned by Cheal that was wrecked at Pembury on the coast of Camarthen 1863. Captain William Brazier and crew saved.

Built at Sunderland

Lloyds Register & 97

Samuel Baker

1835

Schooner, 209 tons. Captain R. Butcher 1836/40, R. Wylde 1841, F. Cannery 1842/43 . Owner Baker and others 1836/43Home port Glasgow then London 1836/37, Gloucester 1838/40, London 1841/43 . Shoreham-Jamaica route 1836/40, Liverpool-Mauritius 1841, Bristol-West Indies 1842/43.

 James Britton Balley, Shoreham

Lloyds Register

Sancho Panza

1828

Schooner, 146 tons, single deck, L 87 – B 19.7 – D 12.8. Captain Collins 1829/31, R. Long then J. Collins 1832/3, D. Jones 1839, A. Smith 1840/42, Kelly 1850 Foreman 1860.   Owner Green and others 1829/31, R. Ogilby 1833/1850, Adams and others 1860, C. Lawson 1874.   London-Constantinople trade 1829, Falmouth surveyed 1832, Plymouth-Liverpool 1833. London-Gibraltar 1839, Liverpool-Gibraltar 1840, London-Mogador 1842.

Still sailing in 1889 when owner was J. Spencelay and home port Faversham.

Built at Shoreham - probably John Edwards & James Britton Balley

70 & Lloyds Register

Sanders

1841

Schooner (Lloyds has brigantine in 1860), 195 tons nett. Owners Samuel Sanders, New Shoreham and three others 1841/50, Colbourne and others 1860. First Master Thomas Bulley 1841/50, G. Lower 1860. Home port Shoreham. Shoreham-Liverpool route 1841/42, Liverpool-Mediterranean 1843/50, Swansea – coastal trade 1860.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

64 & Lloyds Register

Sarah

1840

Snow, 178 tons. Captain Harvey 1843. Owner J. Horn 1843. Liverpool-Stettin route 1843.

Built at Middlesborough

Lloyds Register

Sarah

1862

Brig, 340 tons (Lloyds has 185 tons), L 110 – B 23.1 – D 11.6. Owners Messrs Banfield, coal merchants, T.P. Cattley by 1883, sold to J. Robinson of Littlehampton in 1896. Captain W. Baker late master of the 'Ebenezer' to at least 1883, G. Bolton in 1899. Home port Shoreham, transferred to Littlehampton by 1899. Coaster/collier.

1881 census number 44876. Master W.Blaker. Type - Brig, coasting. 1 on board, 7 ashore. Home port Shoreham

1910: Sold to T. C. Coverley & Company, transferred to Portuguese flag and hulked at Oporto.

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

75 & Lloyds Register

alt

Sarah

Image no. 89.347 from the Sussex Archaeological Society Collection

Sarah Ann

1874

Schooner, 100 tons, L 87.1 – B 21.4 – D 10.2. Owner W. May. Home port Shoreham.

William May, Shoreham

Lloyds Register

Sarah Bell

1838

Schooner, 158 tons. Captain Morrice 1839/43, S. Payne 1850. Owner Vallance and others 1839/50. London-Shoreham route 1839/40, Shoreham-North 1841/43. Surveyed at Shoreham 1850

Built at Grimsby

Lloyds Register

Sarah Louise (Lloyds has ‘Sarah Louisa’)

1866

Brig, 196 tons, L 102- B – 24.4 – D 12.5. Captain E. Hyde 1869. Owner Barnes and others to at least 1874.   Home port Shoreham. Coaster.

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

76 & Lloyds   Register

Sarah Louise

Unknown

1881 census number 54769. Master Rarnes. Type - Brig, coasting. 196 tons. 7 on board including mate's wife, 2 ashore. Home port Shoreham

Unknown

Census

Sarah Williams

1859

Schooner, 72 tons. Captain W. Mills 1860. Owner Williams 1860. London home port. Swansea-coastal trade 1860.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

Lloyds Register

Saucy Jack

1834

Brig (Lloyds states schooner), 198 tons. Captain T.Farrant 1834/39, Spriggs 1840/43, J. Russell 1850, D. Cousins 1860. Owner Ogilby 1834/60. Home port London. Shoreham-Zante. Route 1834/35, London-Mediterranean 1836/38, Surveyed in London 1839/42, London-Smyrna route 1843, London –Mediterranean 1850

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

70 & Lloyds Register 3

Science

1835

Schooner, 184 tons. Captain J. Baker 1834/42, Folkes 1843, Harvey 1850. Owner Dyers and others 1834/50. Home port London. Shoreham-Liverpool route 1834/38, surveyed in London 1839-41, Liverpool-Constantinople route then London-Constantinople 1842/43, London-Mediterranean 1850

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

70 & Lloyds Register

Scorpion

1785

Sloop, 340 tons, 16 guns. A particularly successful vessel she served on the Guinea Coast then in the West Indies where in 1795 she captured 'Victoire' (18 guns), 'L'Egalite' (16 guns), 'Sanspareil' (16 guns).'Republicain' (16 guns) and 'L'Hirondelle' (16 guns) during 1795. Whilst serving In the North Sea she also took the 'Courier' (6 guns) in 1798. Sold in 1802 to J.Mather who appointed William Dagg captain in London, shown as having two decks, captain 1807 T. Bunker, South Seas route 1803 – 1810. Scorpion was recorded as captured in 1809 but was either released or ransomed as she appears again under the same captain and route in 1810.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

58,59

& Lloyds Register

Sea Adventure

1848

Brig, 192 tons nett. Captain G. Grimes 1860. Owner Charles S. Kirton of Hove to 1860 (Lloyds has Dyer and others in 1850). First Master James Dyer to at least 1850. Newcastle-Mediterranean route 1860. Home port Shoreham but transferred to Portsmouth in 1861.

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaite, Kingstons

72,73 & Lloyds Register

Sea Gull

1909 circa

Steam collier, tonnage not known. Captain Saunders jnr. Owner Shoreham Shipping Co.

Unknown

84

Sea Nymph(e)

1852

Barque, 464 tons. Captain W. Ward 1860. Owner Prowse and others 1860. Liverpool home port.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

70

Sea Nymphe (Lloyds has ‘Sea Nymph’)

1865

Brig, 289 tons register, L 119 – B 26.5 – D 14.9. Owners Messrs Gates & Co. Captain J. Cobden of Littlehampton 1865/69. Home port Shoreham. Mediterranean trade.

(The dimensions, tonnage and class of this vessel are virtually identical to sister ships ‘Sea Queen’ and ‘Sea Spray’ )

William May, Shoreham

77, 78 & Lloyds Register

Sea Queen

1867

Brig, 550 tons burden (Lloyds has 288 tons), L 119 – B 26.5 – D 14.9. Captain J. Clark 1869. Owners Messrs Spicer & Garcia of Leadenhall Street, London (Lloyds has Gates & Co). Home port London. Mediterranean trade.

(The dimensions, tonnage and class of this vessel are virtually identical to sister ships ‘Sea Nymphe’ and ‘Sea Spray’ )

William May, Shoreham

78 & Lloyds Register

Sea Spray

1864

Brig, 295 tons), L 119 – B 26.5 – D 14.9. Captain J. Blowey 1869, Glazebrook 1874. Owner Gates & Co but Cheesan and others by 1874. Home port Shoreham. Mediterranean trade. (The dimensions, tonnage and class of this vessel are virtually identical to sister ships ‘Sea Nymphe’ and ‘Sea Spray’ )

 

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

76

Seaford

1741

6th rate man-of-war, 432 tons, 24 guns. Served in the Mediterranean and on cruising and convoy duties.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

58

Shamrock

1862

Brig, 500 tons burden (Lloyds has 264 tons), L 117.4 – B 26 – D 14.5. Captain C. Dinnage 1869, D. Cole 1874, 1883 and 1889. Owners Messrs Thomas Gates & Co but O. Hansen by 1889. Home port Shoreham but Langhorn by 1889. Liverpool-Mediterranean route 1869.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

68 & Lloyds Register

alt

Shamrock

Image no. 95.2611.3 from the Sussex Archaeological Society Collection

 

Shannon

1867

Brig, 295 tons, L 119.7 – B 26.6 – D 14.9. Captain H. Batchelor 1874. Owner unknown.

Harvey of Littlehampton

Lloyds Register

Shoreham

1634

Probably built at Shoreham. Master:- John Tranckmore

Probably Robert Tranckmore of Shoreham

33

Shoreham

1693

5th rate man-of-war, 362 tons, 32 guns. Compliment 135 crew (wartime home) 115 men (wartime abroad) Service included North America, Ireland and Newfoundland - took six enemy ships (inc. a pirate ship) between 1695 and 1709. Broken up 1719.

Thomas Ellis, of Shoreham

54

and Henry Cheal’s letter 26th September 1929

Shoreham

1781

Brig, 80 tons, single deck, captain and owner J. Swanson 1803, captain and owner J.Smith 1805, Dundee – Strnfd(?) route, Dundee – Norway 1806 - 1813,

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register 1803 - 1813

Shoreham

1830

Smack, single deck, 72 tons. Captain J. Giles 1832/33. Owner I. Boss 1832/33. Dundee-Shoreham route 1832/33.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register 1832 - 1833

Shoreham

1859

Ketch, 59 tons

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

74

Shoreham

1888

Steamship - no details. Run down and sunk by the SS Coulstrup off the Kentish Knock lightship in 1888. Captain Tune and six crew perished.

Not known

105

Silver Hill

1868

Brig, 183 tons, L – 102 – B 24.6 – D 12.8. Captain G. Rogers 1883. Owner T. Thwaites 1874, J. Goldfinch 1883. Home port Faversham by 1874. Coasting. Wrecked in the North Sea and all hands lost - no date given.

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

76 & Lloyds Register

Silver Spray

Unknown

Number 27676. Master John McCoy. Type - Steam yacht, cruising. 28 tons. 1 on board, 3 ashore. Home port Shoreham

Unknown

Census 1901

Sir Henry Ranking

1855

No details.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

65

Sir Robert Peel

Unknown

Number 58027. Master S.Allen. Type - cutter in the fishing trade. 30 tons. 5 crew on board and 4 ashore. Home port Shoreham

Unknown

Census 1871

Sorlings

1694

5th rate man-of-war, 362 tons, 32 guns. Saw service in North America, Cadiz & Vigo and Newfoundland.Captured one ship but was herself taken in 1705 on the Doggerbank. Retaken in 1711 but not taken back into the Navy.

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

54

Southwick

1872

Barque, 447 tons gross. Worldwide trading. Owner R.H.Penney. Lost with all hands off the Knock sometime prior to 1909. (Wilcox states built in 1865, 337 tons net and acquired by Penney that year - lost in 1868)

Built at Sunderland

82, 83 and Table 2 Wilcox.

Sovereign

1825

Schooner, 110 tons. Captain Stokes then W Compton 1836. Owner Tiplock then J. Mowlem 1836. Surveyed London 1836

Built at Prince Edward Island

Lloyds Register

Sovereign

Circa 1834

51 tons. Captain W. Pratt 1834. Home port Shoreham

Unknown

Lloyds Register

Spirit

1845

Schooner, 186 tons. Captain W. Stokes 1850, Found 1860. Owner R. Dart 1850, Found and others 1860. Home port London. Bideford-south America route 1860.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

70 & Lloyds Register

Spring

1855

Brigantine, 162 ton. Nett, L 105.9 – B 23.3 – D 12. Owners May & Thwaites 1855 to at least 1860, O. Paskins by 1874. First Master James Sargeant and 1860. Home port Shoreham. Coastal trade 1860. Foundered off coast of Sweden 1874

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

74 & Lloyds Register

Spry

1847

Schooner, 149 tons. Built 1836. Used as a collier. Owned by Edward Lucas of Shoreham. Sold on in 1848.

Built at Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Table 1 Wilcox

Spy

1804

Sloop, 227 tons, 16 guns. Served on convoy and cruising duties then from 1812 was used as a store ship and sold in 1813.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

59

Spy

1837

Schooner, 193 tons. Captain Farrant 1836/42, W. Tyler 1843, Fawckner 1850. Owner Ogilby and others 1836/38. Home port London. Shoreham-Wales route 1836/39, London-Constantinople then London-Malta 1841/42, London-Jamaica 1843, London-Mediterranean 1850

Built at Shoreham - probably John Edwards & James Britton Balley

Lloyds Register

St. Mary

1304

'of Shoreham port.' Master Robert Alisaundre

Not known

37

St. Peter

1628

Authorised privateer 'of Shoreham.'   Captain and part owner:- William Freeland

Not known

40

Stella

1879

Tug steam paddle, 30 HP, tonnage not known. Owner R.H.Penney. Employed in towage at Shoreham.

Built at South Shields

Table 3 Wilcox

alt

Stella

Image no. 95.2611.5 from the Sussex Archaeological Society Collection

 

Stork

1756

A sloop, 233 tons, , 14 guns. Served in the West Indies where she was captured in 1758 by a French 74 gun ship.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

58

Sultan

1868

Brig, 291 tons, L 119.6 – B 26.5 – D 14.9. Captain T. Kemp. Owner Gates and others. Home port Shoreham. Mediterranean trade.

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

76 & Lloyds Register

Supply

1832

Schooner, single deck, 170 tons, cost £1,617.9s.9d. Captain C. Cornwall 1832/33. Owner Bal. Office Corporation 1832.33. Dundee-Coaster 1832/33.1850 registered Liverpool. 1851 sailed Lyttelton NZ, George Lloyd sold to Captain Smith £760. Worked South Sea Islands until 1853 when sold to A.Fenwick, gold digger. 1854 sold to B.F. Chapman for £735. 1864 register closed.

 John Britton Balley, Shoreham

Lloyds Register & Peter H. King 

Surprise

1651

A brig. Captain:- Nicholas Tattersall

Not known

44, 49

Surprize

1770

400 tons, three decks, captain Narrowmer 1789, S. Moore 1799, owner Calvert and others 1789, London – India route. Captured 1800.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Susannah

1770

Sloop, 59 tons, captain R. Huntly, owner J. Barrow, Lisbon – London route 1789.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Susannah

1784

Brig, single deck, 80 tons, captain H. Berry, owner Rickman, Cadiz –Dublin route 1789.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Sussex

1788

226 tons, captain Madgwick, owner R. Maitland. London – Jamaica route 1789.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Sussex

1801

248 tons, single deck, captain Reynolds 1802,Voss 1805, J. Frith 1807, W. Scarth 1808, J. Wild 1809, W. Welday 1810, 1813, Lovett 1818, Lovell 1819, Franklin 1820, G.Sinclair 1821-1825, owner Rowcroft 1802, W. May 1805, Edwards 1809, W. Smith 1811,1818, 1819, Pugh and others 1820-1825, London – St.Kitts 1802, London – Surin 1806, Bristol – St. Vincent 1809, Bristol – Baltimore 1811, Bristol – St. Vincent 1812,London – Barbados 1818, London – St. Vincent 1819, 1820, London – Sierra Leone 1820, 1821-1825

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Sussex

1834

Snow (Lloyds says Brig), 210 tons. Captain and owner Roxby 1835/40. Captain Comin 1841/43, Hutchinson 1860. Owner Smith and others 1841/43, Comin and others 1850, Crighton 1860. Home port London but transferred to Dundee by 1860. London-Trinidad route 1835./40, London-West Indies 1841/43, Clyde –West Indies 1860,.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

70 & Lloyds Register

Sussex

1840

Brig, 201 tons nett (Lloyds has 188 tons in 1874), L 87.6 – B 23.4 – D 13.1. Owners John Michell of Brighton and four others 1840/50. First Master and part owner Francis Cheesman 1840/50. Captain W. Smith 1869, R. Ratcliff 1874. Home port Shoreham. Stockton-Shoreham route 1842/50, Shields-Mediterranean 1869

Probably the 1871 census number 13629. Master D. Hobden. Type - brig in the coal trade. 188 tons. 1 crew on board with 7 ashore. Home port Shoreham

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

71 & Lloyds Register & Census

Sussex Oak

1784

Ketch, 106 tons, single deck, captain Hill 1799 & 1800, J. Patrick 1801, J. J. Amos 1802, owner Adkins 1799, W. Test 1800, Keith and others 1804, Yarmouth – Hamburg route 1799, Exeter – Newcastle route 1800, Coaster 1802, London – Rotterdam 1803,.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Sussex Oak

(Lloyds show this as Sussex built but the Dyers and Stovolds were from Shoreham)

1809

Brig, single deck, 159 tons. Captain W. Wright 1812/13, G. Lawson 1818/27, D. Dyer 1828/33. Owner W. Stovold 1812/27, Dyer and others 1828/33. Liverpool-Bristol 1812, Leith-Ostend 1813/22, Exeter Coaster 1822/27, Yarmouth-Coaster 1828, Dartmouth Coaster 1832.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register 1812 - 1833

Swift

1867

Brig (Lloyds has snow), 190 tons, L 101 – B 24.4 – D 12.4. Captain H. Mitchell 1869, Mercer 1874 and 1883. Owner J. Sharp. Home port Shoreham. Coasting and Baltic trade.

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

76 & Lloyds Register

Swiftsure

1831

Schooner, single deck, 137 tons. Captain Barnett 1832, Wild 1833/35, Woolley 1836/40, J. Tyack 1841/43. Owner Walker and others 1832/40, Thompson 1841/43. Home port London. London-Smyrna route 1832, London-Turkey 1833, London-Gibraltar 1834, London-Smyrna and London-Algon.Bay 1841/43.

Built at Shoreham - probably John Edwards & James Britton Balley

Lloyds Register 1832 - 1833

Syren

1802

119 tons, single deck, captain and owner Baldry, London – Cadiz route 1802 – 1812.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register 1802 - 1812

T. F. Gates

1856

Brig, 204 tons. Captain J. Horner 1860, Henry Towner 1868. Owner Stonehewer 1860 Home port Shoreham. Shoreham-London route 1860. In 1868 vessel wrecked off the Dutch coast.

Built at Shoreham

94 & Lloyds Register

Tagus

1866

Barque, 248 tons, L 125.3 – B 24.2 – D 12.6. Captain G. Burt 1883. Owner T.B. Gates 1883. Surveyed in London 1883.

Adamson of Alloa

Lloyds Register

alt

Tagus

Image No. 89.984 from the Sussex Archaeological Society

Tally Ho

1854

Brig, 189 ton. Nett, L 103 – B 21.5 – D12.9. Owners Thomas Gates and William Sugden Gates of New Shoreham. First Master William Young snr to at least 1860. Home port Shoreham. Coastal trade 1860. In 1886 whilst under the command of Captain Joseph Gasston the vessel was wrecked during a storm on Eastbourne Beach. Four of the crew perished.

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

73, 102, 103, 104 & Lloyds Register

alt

Tally Ho wrecked at Eastbourne

Image no. 89.344 from the Sussex Archaeological Society Collection

Tavistock

1749

Brig, single deck, 100 tons. Captain and owner W. Bowen, Lisbon – London route

Built at Shoreham

Lloyds Register 1789

Telegraph

1879

Tug steam paddle, tonnage not known. Owner R.H.Penney. Employed in towage at Poole.

Unknown

Table 3 Wilcox

Tenth Lion's Whelp

1628

A pinnace, three-masted and square rigged of 185 tons and ten guns on two decks.

Robert Tranckmore of Shoreham

32,33

Terrible

1694

5th rate man-of-war,253 tons,26 guns. Served in the West Indies, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Cadiz & Vigo and in the Mediterranean. Captured in 1710 by a 36 gun French ship.

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

54

Theresa

1875 circa

Barque - no details. Lost on Yarmouth Sands during the seventies

Not known

97

Thomas & John

1633

200 tons.

Robert Tranckmore of Shoreham

31,32

Thomas Bonaventure

1625

200 tons .

Robert Tranckmore of Shoreham

31

Thomas English

1858

Brig, 470 tons carrying capacity, L 113 – B 21.5 – D 12.9. First Commander Captain George Williams. Owner Thomas English (Ropemaker of Shoreham) and others. Shoreham home port.Bristol-Mediterranean route 1869.  Struck on Hasboro' Sands and abandoned. Captain at the time John Hayman  1873.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

66 & Lloyds Register

Three Sisters

Unknown

Number 92. Master W.Lindup. Type - fishing. Tonnage second class. 7 crew on board. Home port Shoreham

Unknown

Census 1871

Times

1822

Brigantine, single deck, 124 ton. nett. Owners George Irvine, senior and juniorwith first master George Monk 1822-1823. Captain and part owner J. Clarke 1824-1833. Surveyed in London 1822/3, Waterford-London route 1824-1826. Coaster from Waterford 1827-1833.

Built at Shoreham - probably John Edwards and John Britten Balley

62 and Lloyds Register

Tino

1819

111 tons. Captain W. Sawyer 1834/38. Owner Swan and others 1834/38. Home port Shoreham until 1836 when transferred to Chichester.

Built Sunderland, builder unknown.

Lloyds Register

Tipula

1840

Schooner, 143 tons nett. Owner Nicholas Howard, Sheldon, Exeter 1840/43. First Master Edward Mortimer 1840/43. Home port London. Shoreham-Newcastle route 1840, Shoreham-Llanelly 1841/43 , Liverpool-Galatz 1850

James Britton Balley - old shipyard at Shoreham

64 & Lloyds Register

Transit

1860

Brig, tonnage not known. Home port Shoreham. Wrecked 1860 on the beach east of the Chain Pier at Brighton during a storm. Captain Grey.

Not known

91

Trench-le-Mer (Cleave the Sea)

1208

Master:- Alan Trenchemere

Not known

21

Trial

1847

(Wilcox has 1836)

Brigantine, 146 nett tons. Captain T. Parsons 1850. Owner Edward Lucas of Southwick later taken over by R.H.Penney of Southwick. Shoreham coastal trade.

Built at Prince Edward Island, Canada

81 and Table1 Wilcox

Trinity

1422

Referred to as a Shoreham ship and probably built there. Owner:- Thomas Attehalle

Not known

30

Two Brothers

1735

Brig, single deck, 86 tons, captain J. Fisher, owners Atkins and others, Cork – Bordeaux route 1789.

Built at Shoreham

Lloyds Register

Two Sisters

1857

Brig, 136 tons,L 113 – B 22 – D 11.5. Captain and owner Courtney 1860. Owner C. Cork 1874. Home port Shoreham, transferred to Dover by 1874. Coasting and Baltic trade. Probably the ship of the same name included in the 1871 census:-Number 20637. Master G.Gravett. Type - brig in the coasting trade. 135 tons. 7 crew on board. Also the ship of the same name that Cheal mentions was wrecked 1874 between Dover and Folkestone when the captain was John Merrix.

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

74, 97, Lloyds Register and Census

Tyro

1860

Brigantine, 182 tons, L 103.6 – B 23.5 – D 12.8. Captain S. Steward 1869. Owner Bilingshurst. Shields-France route 1869.

Foundered 1869.

Prince Edward Island

Lloyds Register

Unicorn

1784

Ketch, single deck, 124 tons, captain J. Flaxen to 1818 when K. J. Stewart. owner Brown and others to 1818 when K.J. Stewart and others. London coaster until 1818 when Plymouth – Bordeaux until 1823.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register 1809 - 1823

Union

1774

Sloop, single deck, 73 tons, captain S. Barber 1789, W. Rowe (and owner) 1800/1801, owner Fector and others 1789, London – Ostend route 1789, Dartmouth – Wales 1800/1801 .

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register 1789 - 1801

Union

1774

Brig, single deck, 106 tons (very likely the same ship as above lengthened and re-classed as a brig in 1801), captain J. Kingston 1802, W. Tucker 1804, B. Rich 1806, W. Tucker 1807,owners Tucker and others 1802, Dartmouth – Wales route 1802 – 1805, Dundee port of survey 1807, Cork port of survey 1808, Dartmouth – Wales 1809

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register 1800 - 1813

Union

1866

A North American barque owned by Gates & Co, Home port Shoreham. Captain Moon, wrecked in a gale on the Black Mittens near Shields 1866

Unknown

97

United

1848

Brig, 252 tons. Captain S. Clarke 1850. Owner Clarke and others 1850. Surveyed at Limerick 1850

Built at Sunderland

Lloyds Register

Unity

1784/5

Brig, single deck, 160 tons 1789 increased to 183 tons by 1799 (re-classed as a snow 1813), captain and owner  S. Cooper 1789, captain D. McDonald 1802, W. Banfield 1813, owners Grafton and others 1799, Horton and others 1802, John Horton 1818, London -  Memel ( Lithuania) route 1789, London – Rotterdam 1802. London – Oporto 1818

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register 1789 - 1818

Unity

1785

Snow, single deck, 187 tons (Lloyds has Brig, 195 tons 1824), captain W. Banfield 1813-1818, E.Ward 1824-1833, E. Hoult 1839/43. Owner John Horton 1813-1818.  W. Dixon 1824-1831, J. Horton 1832/33, Fairbrass 1839/43. Home port Faversham 1839/43 London – Dublin route1813 until 1818 when London Oporto. Bristol-Quebec 1824-1831, Lynn surveyed 1832, London coaster 1839/43

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register 1813 - 1843

Urchin

1837

Schooner, 166 tons. Captain W. Gilbert 1839/40, Hare 1841/42, Rutherford 1843. Owner R. Gilbert 1839/42, Rutherford 1843. Home port London. Shoreham-Liverpool and London-Syra routes 1839/40, surveyed at London 1841, London-Mediterranean 1843. Lost 1843.

Shoreham built

Lloyds Register 1839 - 1843

Vesta

1872

Iron, screw steam ship, 679 tons net. (Cheal has 'dead weight cargo and bunkers 1,600), L 221.1 – B 29.2 – D 17.1. Trading between ports in the UK, Mediterranean, Black Sea and Azoff. Owner R.H.Penney to at least 1883.

Iliff, Mounsey & Co of Sunderland

83, Table 3 Wilcox & Lloyds Register

Vestal

1827

Schooner, single deck, 126 tons. Captain J. Baker 1829. Owner W. Morgan 1829. London-Malta route 1829, London-Smyrna 1832, London-Syria 1833

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register 1829 - 1833

Vesuvius

1693

A fireship of 269 tons, 8 guns, Burnt in action at St.Malo 1693.

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

54

Viceroy

1868

Barque, 360 tons, L 129 – B 28 – D 16.8. Captain J. Cobden. Owner Gates and others.

Harvey of Littlehampton

Lloyds Register

Victoria

1838

Brig, 121 tons. Captain H. Henty. 1841/43. Owner J. Diplock 1841/43. Newport-Folkestone route 1841/43.

Built at Hastings

Lloyds Register

Victoria

1859

Barque, 500 tons burden. (Lloyds has 288 tons), L 121.4 – B 25 – D 14.3.  Owner C.D.Buckwell to at least 1883. Master John Cobby to at least 1869, T. Hayward in 1874 and 1883. Home port Shoreham. Cardiff-China route 1869. Surveyed in Belgium 1883.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

67 & Lloyds Register

Vigilant

1869

Barque, 366 tons register, L 180.5 – B 27.8 – D 16.4. Captain J. Wood 1869 and 1874, Shephard 1883. Owner R. Wade and others. Home port Shoreham. East Indies trade. Shoreham-Colombo route 1869. Surveyed at Newport 1883

William May, Shoreham

79 & Lloyds Register

Ville de Paris

1785

Sloop, single deck, 72 tons, captain d’Alicain, owner Adam, Boulogne – London route.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register 1789

Vindex

1862

Barque, between 500/600 tons burden (Lloyds has 290 tons), L 120.3 – B 26.3 – D 14.8. Traded in the Mediterannean and the Cape. Captain Parkhouse 1874. Owners T.F. Gates and Captain Alexander Sinclair (late master of the 'Pilot.') 1862, W. Welfare then Davidson in 1869.

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

75 & Lloyds Register

Vine

1801

Sloop, single deck, 47 tons, captain and mentor owner S. Burton, Exeter-London route. Captured. Lloyds List states ‘British’ but Marine List confirms:- ' of Shoreham, Burton (owner and/or captain) with timber (bound) for London was captured June 14th near Dover by a privateer. The crew escaped on shore.'

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Marine List 1801, Lloyds Register 1802

Vivid

1846

Ketch, 59 tons nett. Owners Henry Leigh of Lindfield and three others. First Master James Trash

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

71

Vixen

1838

Schooner, 168 tons. Captain J. Palmer 1839/43. Owner Heiderman 1839/40, G. Palliser 1841/43. Home port London. Shoreham-London route 1839/41, London-Cape of Good Hope 1842/43

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

70 & Lloyds Register 1839 - 1843

Volunteer

1861

Brig, 500 tons burden (Lloyds has 262 tons), L 116 – B 26 – D 14.5.  Captain Richard Sheppard  1861.  R. Shepherd 1869. In 1872 during a voyage from South Shields to Hamburg the vessel was lost in a storm off the Dutch coast. Captain at the time John Mockett.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

68, 95 & Lloyds Register

Vulcan

1783

Fireship, 425 tons, 10 guns. Burnt at Toulon in 1793.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

58

Wanderer

1840

Schooner, 92 tons. Captain T. Minter 1841/43. Owner J. Diplock 1841/43 Shoreham-Liverpool route 1841/43.

Built at Hastings

Lloyds Register

War Hawk

1853

Barque, 320 tons (Lloyds has 208 tons). Captain Shelford 1860. Owner Cusack and Son 1860. Home port Liverpool. Cork-Hamburg route 1860. Believed to be one of the fastest barques of its time it was lost off the coast near Paldiski, Estonia 1863.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

70 & Lloyds Register

Water Hen

1842

Ketch, 30 tons. Owner Thomas Thornton of New Shoreham

Shoreham built

80

Water Witch

1831

Schooner, single deck, 124 ton. nett. Owner J.B.Balley 1831/32, Helville and others 1833. First Master George Osborne 1831/32, F. Helican 1833. Poole-Liverpool route 1832, surveyed in Dundee 1833.

Built at Shoreham - probably John Edwards and James Britton Balley

62 & Lloyds Register

Wave

1855

Cutter,50 tons,L 54.8 – B 17.3 – D 9. Owner Vallance and others. Captain T. Adams in 1869.  Coaster.

Built at Torquay

Lloyds Register

Wave Queen

1870

Barque, 313 tons, L 130.6 – B 27.2 – D 14.1. Captain R. Peak 1883. Owner T. Gates & Co 1883.

Harvey of Littlehampton

Lloyds Register

Welsh Girl

1875

Schooner, 60 tons, L 73.8 – B 20.5 – D 9.9. Captain C. Gillam 1883. Owner T. Huxtable then C. Gillam 1883. Home port Jersey. Surveyed in Swansea 1883.

Robert Lee (Southwick builder)

Lloyds Register

Weston

1753

150 tons, single deck. Captain and part owner Richard Knowler. London – Oporto route.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Weston Galley

1752

150 tons, captain Burcham, owners Beasley and others, London – Oporto route 1789.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register 1789

Wild Dayrell

1856

Yankee three master schooner rig, 500/600 tons carrying capacity (Lloyds has 310 tons), L 136 – B 24.8 – D 14.5 (Lloyds shows this in 1869 and 1883 as L 121.9 – B 27 – D 14.3). Captain James Francis who was also part owner with J.B.Balley and Mr.Saunders (HarbourMaster); T. Gates & Co by 1883.. Captain G. Hedgecock in 1869, R. Sheoherd 1874 and 1883. Home port Shoreham.  Surveyed at Clyde 1869.

By 1889 the vessel had been sold to Actieselskabet Erling (B. Bergesen) and renamed ‘Erling’ at its hiome port of Stavanger, Norway.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

65,66 & Lloyds Register

Wild Wave

1864

Brig, 278 tons register, L 118.5 – B 24.5 – D 14.3. Captain W. Brown 1869, H. Batchelor 1874. Owner Gates and others. Home port Shoreham. Southampton-Mediterranean route 1869.

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

70

William

1810

Sloop, two decks, 40 tons, captain J. Sayers, owner Tate and others, London – Tobago route 1810 - 1813

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

William Dent

1800

475 tons, three decks, captain G. Musson, owner J. Atkins, London – India route up to 1806 when London - Jamaica

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

William Gorringe

1848

Dandy, 25 tons net. Owners John May, New Shoreham and Thomas Thwaites of Brighton. First Master Joseph Hook.

Messrs J.May & T.Thwaites, Kingston

73

William Marsland

1853

Barque, 350 tons. Captain T. Bushby 1860. Owner Cheesman 1860. Home port Shoreham. Swansea-South America route 1860

Shoreham built

Lloyds Register

William Restell

!890

Lifeboat, no details. Owners RNLI. This boat served at Shoreham until 1903.

Unknown

RNLI records

William Restell II

1904

Lifeboat, No. ON532.  A self righter 35ft x 8ft 8 inches served until 1924 making 12 service launches and saving 19 lives.

Thames Ironworks

RNLI records

alt

William Restell lifeboat on the corner of Surrey Street with New Road

Image no. 95.2611.5 from the Sussex Archaeological Society Collection

William & Mary

1807

Sloop, 30 tons. Captain Courtney 1839/43. Owner Beedham 1839/43. Home port Shoreham in 1839/43. London-Caen route 1839/43.

Built at Ipswich

Lloyds Register

Willing Mind

1754 or 1755

 Brig, single deck, 80 tons, 6 ft mean draft. Condition in 1764 hull fair, masts and rigging average. Captain Henry Hayler (1764) Robert Thompson (1768), owner R. Williams (1764) Garne and others (1768). Routes London – Dublin (1764) Liverpool – Dublin (1768)

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register 1764, 1768

Wisdom

Unknown

Recorded in 1870 as turning over to Customs 50 bales of smuggled tobacco found off the French coast. Captain L.Whilhams. In 1881 Number 28470. Master G.Welch (junior). Type - Cutter, fishing 23/40 over 100. 5 ashore, 1 on board. Home port Shoreham

Unknown

121 & Census

Withywood

1765

328 tons, two decks, captain G. Ramsey 1789, Stephenson 1799, J. Nicols 1800, owner Cowle and others 1789, Hurry and others 1799, London – Memel (Lithuania) route 1789, London – Smyrna 1799, London – Baltic 1800.

See Shoreham Shipbuilders at beginning of the index

Lloyds Register

Yarrow

1864

Barque, 286 tons, L 119 – B 26.5 – D 14.9. Owner R.H.Penney of Southwick. Captain Sherwin 1869. Newport-Mediterranean route 1869. Lost at the Bay of Biscay 1870 after colliding with HMS 'Himalayah.' Captain at the time Richard Sherwin.

John Shuttleworth, Southwick

77, 94, 95, Table 2 Wilcox and Lloyds Register

alt

Yarrow (with Arcturus and Astrea behind her)

Image no. 89.341a from the Sussex Archaeological Society Collection

 

Zingra

1860

Barque, 314 tons register, L 127.4 – B 27.6 – D 14.6. Captain W. Poland then C. Lucas 1869, C. Lucas 1874, F. Bridgen 1883. Owner Copp and others. 1869 and 1874, T.W. Sweet and others 1883. Home port Shoreham. Cardiff-Mediterranean route 1869. Surveyed in London 1883

James Britton Balley, Shoreham

67 & Lloyds Register

 

 

 

Roger Bateman

Shoreham

November 2010 (updated September 2011 and February 2014)

 

 

Sources:-

Lloyds Registers 1764, 1768, 1780, 1789, 1799, 1800 – 1813, 1818 – 1830, 1832 -1843, 1850, 1860, 1869, 1874, 1883, 1889, 1899.

The Ships and Mariners of Shoreham by Henry Cheal

Census Returns

Quaker Ship-owning in the Port of Shoreham by K. Wilcox

British Library Newspaper Archives

Various others from the compiler’s archives.