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Pictures of Sailing Ships built in Maryport Names S - Z

Svere barque outside Maryport harbour - a ship like the Cutty Sark

Sverre barque outside Maryport harbour like the Cutty Sark Sea Breezes June 1927
Barque 'Sverre' making sail outside Maryport Harbour. A contemporary of the 'Cutty Sark', she, like her famous sister, was composite built. Photo by Mr. J.B. Hodgson Sea Breezes June 1927

Silvana was previously the clipper named Hesperus

Silvana originally the clipper Hesperas Sea Breezes July 1927
Ship Silvana. originally the clipper Hesperus but later a training vessel for the Russian Navy. She returned to the Red. Ensign for a time but those who sailed in her were more unfortunate even than the ship. She was seized for debt and they had to wait years. Sea Breezes July 1927

Sorata RMS Royal Mail Ship 1872

RMS Sorata a PSNC liner built in 1872 Sea Breezes July 1927
The R.M.S. Sorata, one of the most beautiful of the earlier P.S.N.C. liners. She was built in 1872 and was a favourite ship with passengers. Photo lent by Mr. S. C. Forrest. Sea Breezes July 1927

Southerfield 707 tons the last wooden ship built by Ritson in sail 1885

Southerfield Ritson built ship of 707 tons launched in 1885
The Ritson built ship the Southerfield of 707 tons launched in 1885 was the last wooden ship built by Ritsons and came off the ways broadside in 1885. Owned by Ritson's she had a career of only three years when she was burned off Cape Horn in 1888, another ship being close at hand the crew was taken on board unharmed. A memorial in the Maryport Cemetery bears the inscription:- "William Beeby Bettony" killed at sea on the Barque Southerfield - August 28th, 1882. aged 15 years .”. Source Robinson p16

Southerfield 707 tons the last wooden ship built by Ritson and launched broadside in 1885

Southerfield Launching 707 tons the last wooden ship built by Ritson launched broadside
The Southerfield 707 tons the last wooden ship built by Ritson and launched broadside in 1885. was the last wooden ship built by Ritsons and came off the ways broadside in 1885. Owned by Ritson's she had a career of only three years when she was burned off Cape Horn in 1888, another ship being close at hand the crew was taken on board unharmed. A memorial in the Maryport Cemetery bears the inscription:- "William Beeby Bettony" killed at sea on the Barque Southerfield - August 28th, 1882. aged 15 years .” Source Robinson p16

The Congress unloads timber to float upstream

The Congress unloads timber to float upriver to railway
Maryport harbour The Congress unloading timber at South Quay to float upriver to the railway line. In 1818 the brig Congress was launched from this yard, her registered tonnage being 299. The first master and co-owner was James M'Neill. Jackson p44

The Ritson

The Ritson built at Maryport 1828 painting by J Heard 1859
The Ritson, built at Maryport 1828. From a painting by Joseph Heard of Egremont. 1799-1859 Jaclspm p49

Verbena

Verbena Sea Breezes July 1927
Verbena Sea Breezes July 1927

William Mitchell in Hobsons Bay Victoria Australia north of Port Phillip Bay

William Mitchell in Hobsons Bay after 158 days from Wilmington Sea Breezes July 1927
William Mitchell coming to her anchorage in Hobson 's Bay, 15th March, 1927, after a passage of 158 days from Wilmington. She was cheered by Beatrice as she passed, and, of course, returned the compliment. Sea Breezes July 1927.

Compiled from photos in Sea Breezes magazine, and also a book by Miss Annie Robinson, MBE JP for Maryport Maritime Museum – Adapted for online appreciation by Peter Nicholson

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