Dating john g achille
Corrections in any of the material which follows, however tiny, would be most welcome. He went into business in 1837, at Washington Stays, with his three sons Robert Thompson #2 (1819/1910), Joseph Lowes Thompson #1 (1824/1893) & John Thompson (1825/1891) under the name of 'Robert Thompson'. Thompson' build list from its earliest days in 1838 & onwards. Names of just a few of the vessels constructed by Thompson's of North Sands, Sunderland - added as I happen to spot references to them. While the data at left indicates that John Hall was the vessel's sole Master thru 1853/54, I understand that Geo. (son of Anthony Cockerill, ship owner & shoemaker) were also Masters. Per 1 (wreck), 2 ('pdf' p.51 - same vessel I trust), 3 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access).
) purchased by 'Holme Line', of Maryport, UK, (Cumbria coast & Solway Firth - Wilfred & Alfred Hine), and was, indeed, the first steamship in the Holme Line fleet. 10, 1890, the vessel foundered 8 miles off Cape Roca, Portugal, while en route from Arzew, Algeria, to Rouen, France, with a cargo of salt. Nicholson & Sons', of London, it would seem, but they may, instead, be the managers. The vessel travelled to ports in Australia & New Zealand for her entire life, engaged in the wool & wheat trade. To San Francisco in 1877 & probably carried troops to the Boer War. Rich in command, the vessel departed London for Hobart, Tasmania, but failed to arrive at her destination. 5, 1904, she ran aground in severe weather on a reef off Elliott Cove, SW coast of Tasmania, N. She also (re Tasmania, 80% down page) carried '₤40,000 in silver plate and jewellery.' Only one crew member, a Danish (have also read Norwegian) deckhand (Oscar Larsen - he is at left. Seabird, a steamer, had passed the area earlier trying to find the wreck, but saw nothing. It would seem that one other seaman, named Muller, nearly made it to shore.
For ease of understanding, I will number the various Thompsons! The webmaster has a number of 'Lloyd's Registers' available to him ex Google books (see left). long, a man's bust as a figurehead, intended it would seem for service to the Baltic.
There were soon to be major changes in the ownership of the enterprise. Robert Thompson #3 retired from the business (when? I have not read what happened to Charles Elliott Thompson. 20, 1850, & that William Holburn, of South Shields, became its sole owner on Dec. I cannot tell you today what later happened to the ship, but note that it was not recorded, as Cromwell at least, in the 1854/55 or 1855/56 editions of Lloyd's Register.
01, 1882 edition of 'The Marine Engineer') 2 (data incl. The vessel continued at full speed in conditions which were in & out of dense fog, apparently without a bow look-out. The crew, some in their night clothes, took to ship's boats but were unaware of their location. It would seem that Alfred Wallis (1855/1942), (A), a 'primitive' artist, painted the ship, but I have not been able to WWW find an image.
29, 1898, the vessel left Galveston, Texas, with a grain & general 3,424 ton cargo & a crew of 28 all told, bound for Rotterdam, with John Wishart, the vessel's captain since 1884, in command. It would appear that the vessel's position may well have been incorrectly determined. 20, 1898, proceeding at full speed in dense fog, the vessel struck. The vessel's hull was ripped open, & soon its stern was in the air & its bow under water - the vessel sank, in 25 fathoms of water, within 10 & maybe within 7 minutes. The forward part of the ship and her machinery were later salvaged.