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Vincent while en route from the Tyne to Alexandria. Vincent (southern Portugal), while en route from Newcastle to Alexandria, Egypt, with a cargo of coal. Efforts to save the vessel continued throughout all of the next day & on the morning of Nov. Can anybody clarify the differing dates & tell us more about the circumstances of the vessel's loss.
26, 1872, per line 2870 here the vessel is stated to have stranded near Cape St. Soon the vessel lay on her beam ends with her engines fires out.
These two newspaper cuttings record the sideways launch, on Aug. The vessel is listed in the Mercantile Navy Lists of 1880, 1890 (on page 60), & 1900 (on page 83). It in fact was abandoned in the Bay of Biscay on Nov. An Inquiry into the vessel's loss was held & the results of such Inquiry can be read in this 'pdf' Report (which was also published in 1880 in Vol. The Report advises that Emblehope, then owned by Messrs Henderson & Woods of Newcastle, carried a cargo of coal to Odessa (Ukraine, Black Sea), went on to Sulina (Romania, Black Sea) & there loaded a cargo of about 2,500 tons of barley & rye grain in bulk for delivery at Antwerp, Belgium. In light conditions the vessel proceeded at half speed & on Nov. of the Oland Light (Oland Island, Frisian Islands, Germany). An Official Inquiry was held into the vessel's loss & a summary of the Inquiry's findings can be read here. Can you tell us about the circumstances of Halyma's loss or otherwise add anything?
Lloyd's Register of 1882/83 notes that the vessel had been wrecked. I say that because i) MNL of 1876 states that Henderson was of Middle Dock, South Shields, ii) the vessel in 1873 was insured in the name of Middle, & iii) detail from the Official Inquiry as follows below. long, signal letters JWPB, 177 HP engines by Blair & Co. LR of 1879/80 notes that the vessel had been 'Abandoned'. The vessel continued on her course which required her to cross the Bay of Biscay. long, signal letters JPSR, 99 HP engines by George Clark of Sunderland. 23, 1878, Galeed, en route from Riga, Latvia, to London with a cargo of grain, stranded 5 miles N. As per this article (in blue) from Nautical Magazine. We thank Alan Craxford for this newspaper cutting from the Shields Daily Gazette of Mar. Alan advises that John Ridley Nesworthy, aged about 24, a member of Alan's family, served aboard the vessel as a fireman when it went missing while en route from Gothenburg to the Thames carrying a cargo of iron, under the command of W. It seems likely that the cargo was not loaded aboard the ship in a safe manner. 27, 1883, off Port Eynon Point, Glamorgan, 15 miles from Swansea, with the loss of its entire crew of 17.
The Report indicates that Oswald, her builder, having failed, had gone to Southampton & that in the course of removal the vessel's original plans had been lost. ) that Christian Michael Matzen of Altona, Hamburg, owned the vessel in 1882, the data being recorded within a registry of passengers from Hamburg to Australia in May 1882. On May 9, 1882, Justine Helene, under the command of Peter Petersen, left Hamburg via Cuxhaven (at the mouth of Elbe river, Germany - left May 15) for Adelaide, South Australia, with a general cargo which included 30 cases of pianos. The webmaster seems to have in his files 3 versions of LR of 1887/88 & in one of those 3 volumes the vessel is mentioned, both re its change of name to Justine Helene & re its ownership by 'Matzen'. Kathy Doering, in a guestbook message advises us (thanks! The vessel's sole voyage to Australia, it would seem. I initially thought that the vessel was never mentioned in LR, but that is clearly not true. Y So far as I can see, the vessel was never listed in Lloyd's Register. 1870, would seem to have been Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1869/70 thru 1887/88. For service from Sunderland to South America thru 1870/71 & from London to India in 1871/72.