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Tracing a Ship/Vessel
« on: Monday 06 September 10 12:37 BST (UK) »
An ancestor of mine was listed as a member of crew on the ship or vessel Tenterden in 1861 and I am interested in finding out more about the ship. A Google search has not come up with anything and I was wondering if there are any online resources which may be useful. Otherwise I suppose the Lloyds Register may be my only hope.

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Re: Tracing a Ship/Vessel
« Reply #1 on: Monday 06 September 10 12:44 BST (UK) »
http://www.flotilla-australia.com/coal.htm this maybe the ship you are looking for  ???
Lowcock-Greasbrough
Morris-Derbyshire/Greasbrough/Hatfield
Chipp-Isle of wight/Mexborough/Derbyshire
Wallace+Wylie-Derbyshire
Rhoadhouse+Sellars-Greasbrough
Rickman-Hampshire New Forest+Johnson Hampshire/South Shields
Phillips/Carpenter-Lymington Hampshire
Goodwin+Beaney-Lewisham/Kent
Sayers-London/East Grinstead

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Re: Tracing a Ship/Vessel
« Reply #2 on: Monday 06 September 10 12:46 BST (UK) »
sorry i think she was built too late
Lowcock-Greasbrough
Morris-Derbyshire/Greasbrough/Hatfield
Chipp-Isle of wight/Mexborough/Derbyshire
Wallace+Wylie-Derbyshire
Rhoadhouse+Sellars-Greasbrough
Rickman-Hampshire New Forest+Johnson Hampshire/South Shields
Phillips/Carpenter-Lymington Hampshire
Goodwin+Beaney-Lewisham/Kent
Sayers-London/East Grinstead

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Re: Tracing a Ship/Vessel
« Reply #3 on: Monday 06 September 10 12:49 BST (UK) »
http://www.flotilla-australia.com/coal.htm this maybe the ship you are looking for  ???

Nice find, but it is too late if the caption is correct and that the boat was built in 1883.

Oops you beat me to the reply!


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Re: Tracing a Ship/Vessel
« Reply #4 on: Monday 06 September 10 13:14 BST (UK) »
http://www.nzmaritimeindex.org.nz/ixvesselsT.htm

http://www.nzmaritimeindex.org.nz/izvessel.php?ID=80070198&name=TENTERDEN&db=&dm=&ds=&dh=&gsn=&owner=&num=&sh=&st=&sd=&svv=&typ=&tid=0&tix=0&tot=1&wds=&pix=0&sourceid=&refid=&hit=1

I hope this helps..
Do you know anything else...Where the person was from etc?

Make a note of any numbers for the Lloyds Registry. It's a wealth of information.
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Berks Bucks Oxon= Norris Coxhead Turner Cox Weston Baston Simpson
Kent= Nicholls Mepstead Watts   Mile End=Craze Wood Bennett
Cork=Howe   NZ=Coxhead   Canada=Fenn Cox Turner

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Re: Tracing a Ship/Vessel
« Reply #5 on: Monday 06 September 10 14:06 BST (UK) »
http://www.nzmaritimeindex.org.nz/ixvesselsT.htm

http://www.nzmaritimeindex.org.nz/izvessel.php?ID=80070198&name=TENTERDEN&db=&dm=&ds=&dh=&gsn=&owner=&num=&sh=&st=&sd=&svv=&typ=&tid=0&tix=0&tot=1&wds=&pix=0&sourceid=&refid=&hit=1

I hope this helps..
Do you know anything else...Where the person was from etc?

Make a note of any numbers for the Lloyds Registry. It's a wealth of information.

Thanks for the info, but I'm fairly sure that it's the same vessel found by Jane I which was built in 1883 and wrecked in 1893.

My ancestor was from Broughton, Hampshire and the crew were from Hampshire, Sussex and Konigsberg, Germany. There were only 6 crew and 2 passengers on board on the night of April 7th 1861. The passengers were two female children aged 12 and 14 from Durham, which seems a little strange.

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Re: Tracing a Ship/Vessel
« Reply #6 on: Monday 06 September 10 14:19 BST (UK) »
Hello farmeroman,

Perhaps this is your ship:

TENTERDEN
Official Number:   2681
Built:   Sunderland 1853
Type:   Sail
Tonage:   118 tons   

The details can be found at this website:

http://www.crewlist.org.uk/data/vesselsalpha.php

If you google the name of the ship together with it's official number, you may find more information about her.

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Re: Tracing a Ship/Vessel
« Reply #7 on: Monday 06 September 10 14:26 BST (UK) »
I was just going to post that Leighton, but you beat me to it.  It was actually registered on 3 occasions, but that happened if the owner changed.

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Re: Tracing a Ship/Vessel
« Reply #8 on: Monday 06 September 10 14:28 BST (UK) »
Nice one! I think that is probably the correct vessel and at only 118 tons I doubt that it would appear in Lloyds Register.

A Google search of name and number came up with only two hits; one was a couple of entries in the Mercantile Navy List and the other was this thread.

Edit: I've just realised that the two passengers were from Sunderland, which fits with the vessel's home port.