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Title: I need help reading the type of ship
Post by: heilanlassie on Thursday 20 May 21 20:32 BST (UK)
My great-grandfather was in the Merchant Service and have just discovered him on the 1861 census.

I can read that the ship was called Lord Provost of Aberdeen, and under that name it says Schooner, but I can't read the next word.

Can anyone help?
Title: Re: I need help reading the type of ship
Post by: sarah on Thursday 20 May 21 20:36 BST (UK)
Hello heilanlassie

I am sorry but I can see no image attached ?

Regards

Sarah
Title: Re: I need help reading the type of ship
Post by: heilanlassie on Thursday 20 May 21 20:58 BST (UK)
Hello heilanlassie

I am sorry but I can see no image attached ?

Regards

Sarah

Oops - too much gin  ::)
Title: Re: I need help reading the type of ship
Post by: Erato on Thursday 20 May 21 21:07 BST (UK)
(Schooner Coasting)

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00253359.1941.10658767?journalCode=rmir20
Title: Re: I need help reading the type of ship
Post by: seaweed on Friday 21 May 21 14:43 BST (UK)
LORD PROVOST, official number19424. Was Built in Perth 1855 and registered at that port. She was a small coasting vessel of 83 tons. Registry was transfered to Aberdeen in 1861.

https://archive.org/details/HECROS1861/page/n459/mode/2up

 Her 1861 Crew Agreements and Logbooks can be obtained from NMM Greenwich, although for the moment the service is suspended.
https://collections.rmg.co.uk/archive.html#!asearch
Title: Re: I need help reading the type of ship
Post by: heilanlassie on Sunday 23 May 21 11:58 BST (UK)
LORD PROVOST, official number19424. Was Built in Perth 1855 and registered at that port. She was a small coasting vessel of 83 tons. Registry was transfered to Aberdeen in 1861.

https://archive.org/details/HECROS1861/page/n459/mode/2up

 Her 1861 Crew Agreements and Logbooks can be obtained from NMM Greenwich, although for the moment the service is suspended.
https://collections.rmg.co.uk/archive.html#!asearch

That's very interesting, and well worth further research.
I wonder if they hold records for deaths that occurred on board the vessels.
My great-grandfather died onboard the SS General Gordon, while it was berthed at berth number 33, Springfield Quay, Glasgow on 04 December 1890.