William Nelson - Master Mariner Whitby.

Born 5th July 1814, Died 18th October 1893

ABBOTSFORD : 1830 1834 : Apprentice
Code letters: HDKT Official Number: 568
Rigging: Brig
Tonnage: 180 tons gross, 160 under deck and 151 net
Dimensions: 81.8 feet long, 22.8 foot beam and holds 13.8 feet deep
Construction: 1827 in Whitby
Owners: D.T. Sharper; Will Storm in 1875.
Port of registry: Whitby.

Sold as a wreck at Yarmouth in January 1883

ENDYMION : 1834 1836 : 2nd Mate
Master: Unknown
Rigging: Barque; partly sheathed in 1836; double sheathed in 1842
Tonnage: 277 tons
Construction: 1825 in New Brunswick; some repairs in 1836, 1839 & 1842
Owners: J. Pearson; Thomas Simpson and John Chapman - Bankers, and W.S. Chapman 1824; Thomas Garbutt of Sandsend Zachariah Garbutt, and Zachariah Garbutt sen, in 1840
Port of registry: Newcastle
Port of survey: Shields
Voyage: sailed for America

LONDON : 1836-1837 : 2nd Mate

Master: Unknown
Rigging: Brig
Tonnage:350
Construction:
Owners:
Port of registry:
Port of survey:
Voyage: sailed for Americia

 

LOYAL BRITON: 1837-1838 : 2nd Mate

Master: Unknown
Rigging:
Tonnage:300
Construction:
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Voyage: sailed for Americia

FORTITUDE : 1838 - 1840 : Mate

Master: Unknown.
Rigging: Barque; sheathed in yellow metal in 1846
Tonnage: 519 tons using old measurements and 640 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1842 in Scarborough
Owners:Joseph Tindale in1827; Will Granger in 1853
Port of registry: Scarborough
Port of survey: London;

Voyage: Coal

Total Wreck near Gorleston December 1855

 

LARPOOL : 1840 1844 : Mate

Master: Unknown
Rigging:
Tonnage:200
Construction:
Owners:
Port of registry:
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Voyage: Baltic

EGLANDINE : 1845 1848 : Masters Mate

Master: Unknown
Rigging: Brig
Tonnage: 185
Construction: Campion and Addison; Capt Richard Weatherill -March 1840
Owners:
Port of registry:

Port of survey:
Voyage: Coal

Supposed to have been lost in the North Sea on or about the 12th December 1883- then owned at Seahams

MAGNET : 1848 - 1856: Master
Master William Nelson

Rigging: Brigantine; fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 192 tons using old measurements and 196 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1840 in Hartlepool
Owners: Denton & Co;Gid Smales.1845. Humble of Sheilds 1854
Port of registry: Hartlepool
Port of survey: Hartlepool
Voyage: Coastal Trade / Baltic.

Lost April 1856

Serving on the Magnet when William got his Masters Certificate

EUPHEMIA : 1856 - 1857 : Master.

Master: William Nelson

Rigging: Barque
Tonnage: 308 tons using old measurements and 315 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1846 in New Brunswick
Owners: Wignall & Co.
Port of registry: Fleetwood
Port of survey: Liverpool

Voyage: Coastal Trade

WANDERER : 1857 - 1858: Master

Master: William Nelson
Rigging: Snow
Tonnage: 245 tons using old measurements and 247 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1840 in Sunderland
Owners: Watson & Co; Joseph Bovill in 1857
Port of registry: Whitby
Port of survey: Hartlepool
Voyage: sailed for Hamburg

Registration Number : 24975

Lost on Island of Krangelsholm, Baltic, October 1858

BORDEAUX : 1858 1864 : Master

Master: William Nelson

Rigging: Brig
Tonnage:174
Construction: 1841 in Newcastle
Owners: Joseph Bovill
Port of registry: Whitby
Port of survey:
Voyage: Coastal Trade

Registration Number : 2360

Lost on the Coast of Holland, 20th October 1865

LYRA : 1864 - 1866: Master.

Master: William Nelson

Rigging: Schooner; single deck
Tonnage: 110 tons
Construction: 1839 Greenock
Owners: A. Geddes; George Young and Jn Younghusband; Joseph Bovill and William Nelson in 1865; Joseph Bovill and James Strong in 1866
Draught under load: 10 feet

Port of registry: 1856 Whitby


Port of survey: London
Voyage: Coastal Trade.

Registration Number : 3324

Lost off the coast of Egmoudzee, August 1868

SANCHO : 1866 1873: Master

Master: William Nelson

Rigging: Brig
Tonnage:167
Construction: 1839 Blyth
Owners: Joseph Bovill in 1866; Chris Harrison, T P. Yeoman, Jn Rowland and Co in 1880.
Port of registry: Whitby
Port of survey:
Voyage: Coastal Trade

Registration Number : 2418

Lost with all hands at Yarmouth 17th January 1881.

Serving on the Sancho when William was arrested as a Prussian spy

 

 

OTTERBURN : 25TH OCTOBER 1873 - 1ST FEBUARY 1875 : Master

Master ;William Nelson

Rigging ; Brig

Tonnage 199

Construction :1849

Owners : Francis Banks in 1859. George Millburn, Jos Brown, J Lennard, Will Millburn in 1869.

Lost on the Long Sands 17 November 1881

 

 

PORT WALLACE : 9TH AUGUST 1875 - 16TH OCTOBER 1875

Master : William Nelson

Rigging

Tonnage 218