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Pictures of Sailing Ships built in Maryport Names H - L

Haddon Hall - a barque at South Pier Maryport

Haddon Hall barque at South Pier Maryport with steam tug Sea Breezes June 1927
The South Pier, Maryport, with the barque Haddon Hall just getting clear with her tug ahead. Sea Breezes June 1927

Hannah brig 223 tons built by Peat and Co at Maryport 1818

Hannah brig 223 tons built by Peat and Co at Maryport 1818
The brig Hannah 223 tons built by Peat and Co at Maryport 1818. See Robinson p9 "The Profitable life of the Hannah" The "Hannah's" first voyage in the Autumn of 1819 was to Jamaica, returning to London in June 1820. A month later she set off for Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada returning with a cargo of timber for Liverpool in October. When Captain Newby met his fellow owners at Maryport on November 15th 1820 he was able to report a profit on the first two voyages of £1818. 7s. 5p. The result evidently delighted them for they recorded "We beg to acknowledge our best thanks to Captain Newby for his great exertion and integrity in giving us such an extraordinary good settlement"... Robinson p9

Hazel Holme in full sail

Hazel Holme all sails set Captain Millican writes so lovingly Sea Breezes June 1927
Hazel Holme the smart little vessel of which Captain Millican writes so lovingly. Sea Breezes June 1927

Hazel Holme with bare masts

Hazel Holme bare masts Captain Millican writes so lovingly Sea Breezes June 1927
Hazel Holme bare masts Captain Millican writes so lovingly Sea Breezes June 1927

Herzogin Cecilie Finnish four-master

Herzogin Cecilie 88 days Port Lincoln to Queenstown Sea Breezes July 1927
Finnish four-master Herzogin Cecilie which made the crack passage of this year's grain fleet—88 days, Port Lincoln to Queenstown. Photo lent by Captain G. A. Cockell. Sea Breezes July 1927

Hougomont stranded on Fire Island outside New York

Hougomont aground on Fire Island beach 1918 Sea Breezes 1927
Hougomont, as she lay on the beach at Fire Island, 7th February, 1918. Fortunately she got off, and is still going strong, being one of this season's grain fleet from Australia. She lay on the beach at Allonby and then at Fire Island, she was a right layabout, but she was still going strong. Sea Breezes June 1927

Hugh Matthie

The Hugh Matthie was a ship built by Kelsick Wood & Sons at Maryport, launched on the 18th March 1843. She was registered at Liverpool and was first commanded by Capt.Joseph Sparks.

The Hugh Matthie was wrecked upon the reefs at Port Louis, Mauritius, during a hurricane on the 4th January,1844. The vessel remained on the reef until a further storm on the 21st February seems to have put an end to her. It was subsequently reported (see Source 4) that the hull of the vessel had been sold for 1,500 dollars.

Name: Hugh Matthie Year Built: 1843 Gross Tons: 538 Length (feet): 116.3 Breadth (feet): 25.9 Depth (feet): 19.4 Masts: 3 Figurehead: Man Stern: Square

Source Mighty Seas

Jane Sprott

Jane Sprott Allonby Captain Osborn spent 12 years on her
Allonby Captain Osborn spent 12 years on The Jane Sprott. Joseph Osborn was born at Allonby in 1823, the son of a yeoman farmer and one of seven children. He first went to sea in 1840 aboard the ‘Concorde’ sailing, out of Maryport, to the West Indies and South Africa. In 1846 he married Jane Roper; they had at least ten children. From Bill Cameron collection
Allonby Captain Osborn in his retirement at home in Osborn House Browtop Workington; born in Allonby, sailed out of Maryport aboard the Concorde to West Indes and South Africa, Canada, Cuba South America
Joseph Osborn was born at Allonby in 1823, the son of a yeoman farmer and one of seven children. He first went to sea in 1840 aboard the ‘Concorde’ sailing, out of Maryport, to the West Indies and South Africa. In 1846 he married Jane Roper; they had at least ten children. By 1850, he had moved to Liverpool and was making long voyages to Canada, Cuba and South America.
 

Between 1853 and 1875, Joseph kept a record of all his voyages, first as a Mate and then as Master. These were purchased by the National Maritime Museum in 1980 and are now available for research there. As well as containing the standard information one would expect, (bearings, weather details, journal entries, etc), the logs also contain nearly one hundred drawings and sketches in ink, pencil and watercolour of various ships, coastline profiles, and sea-birds.

Capt Osborn was at sea for over thirty-five years. He traded out of Liverpool to Cape Town , Calcutta , Amoy , Singapore , Hong Kong , Foochow , Demerara, Bombay , Madras , Sydney , and many other ports around the world. For eight months he was on Government Service, carrying supplies from Bombay to Abyssinia for the war that Britain had declared, in 1855, on the “King-of-Kings” Theodore.

Extracted from the excellent Solway Past and Present: Allonby Characters – 2

Kinkora ready for sail in 1888

Kinkora of 1999 tons built by Ritson and launched in 1888
The Kinkora of 1999 tons built by Ritson and launched in 1888. Source Robinson p17

Ladas, the barque which owed safety to weatherliness when embayed in ice

Ladas barque was embayed in ice Captain Hodgson writes in Sea Breezes June 1927
Ladas, the barque which owed safety to weatherliness when embayed in ice. Captain Hodgson recounts some of her adventures in the accompanying articles pages 25-28 59-63. Sea Breezes 1927

Loch Torridon in Adelaide, January, 1902

Loch Torridon in Australia 1902 after 85 days from London Sea Breezes July 1927
Loch Torridon in Adelaide, January, 1902, after a passage of 85 days from London. Lieut. H. R. Bowers, who perished with Captain Scott, was third mate of her. Photo lent by Mr. T. Hillier. Sea Breezes July 1927