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ASTEROPE

ASTEROPE WAS A WOODEN CLIPPER OF 601 TONS  BUILT IN 1859  BY A HALL OF ABERDEEN AND WAS OWNED BY A DUNN & CO

 SHE HAD BEEN REGISTERED IN LONDON.

FROM 1863 TO 64 SHE WAS OWNED BY PARKER & CO 1876 TO 1877 SHE WAS OWNED BY T RHOADS 1880 TO 1881 SHE WAS OWNED BY R JOLLY & CO


( SHE WAS CONVERTED TO A BARQUE IN 1878 )

HER SHIP CAPTAINS WERE CAPTAIN HOMER, CAPTAIN MICHELL AND THEN CAPTAIN STUART

SHE WAS CHARTERED BY SHAW SAVILL & CO, SHIPS AGENT AT ONE STAGE WERE BOWLER & SONS.SHE WAS USED ON THEIR LONDON TO NEW ZEALAND ROUTES 

SHE SAILED FROM LONDON ON 26TH JUNE 1864 AND ARRIVED IN WELLINGTON ON 7TH OCOBER 1864 

SHE LEFT LONDON ON 31ST JULY 1873 AND ARRIVED AT PORT ADELAIDE 30TH OCTOBER 1873 WITH CAPTAIN E HOMER IN COMMAND


ON 8TH JUNE 1882 SHE WAS WRECKED OFF THE TAMAR RIVER TASMANIA. ALL THE CREW WERE SAVED

SHE HAD LEFT GRAVESEND FOR LAUNCESTON ON 13TH DECEMBER 1882 SHE COLLIDED WITH ANOTHER VESSEL AND LOST HER RUDDER AND HAD TO BE TOWED INTO PLYMOUTH SHE THEN SET SAIL AGAIN FOR TASMANIA ON 31ST JANUARY 1883

 

ASTEROPE

ASTEROPE WAS A BRIG OF 261 TONS BUILT AT ST PETERS, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND IN 1865  AND REGISTERED IN FALMOUTH SHE WAS OWNED / MANAGED BY MR SHERRIS

SHE LEFT CARDIFF ON 28TH MAY 1881? CARRYING A CARGO OF COAL BOUND FOR PARA ( BRAZIL ) BUT STRUCK RESOLUTION ROCK AND BROKE HER BACK.THE CREW WERE PICKED UP BY THE 'LISBONENSE' AND TAKEN INTO PARA.


THE ACCIDENT OCCURED TO AN ERROR WITH THE CHART NOT SHOWING RERSOLUTION ROCK PLUS A PROPER LOOKOUT HAD NOT BEEN MAINTAIN
ED

FOR REFERENCE ONLY - NO SHAW SAVILL CONNECTION


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