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'It was not uncommon for the ship to reach Tasmania in 80 days, and taking only ten days longer to complete the return voyage.' On Jul. Edward Noye, captain of Britannia, a fishing boat that rescued Larsen, is at right), made it to land, & was rescued over 3 months later on Feb. ) 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. 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. In 1854, Robert Thompson #2 left the partnership to form his own shipbuilding business. Thompson & Sons', & his three sons, Robert Thompson #3 (1850/1908), Joseph Lowes Thompson #2 (1853/1903) & Charles Elliott Thompson (1855/1910), joined the business. The later history, including the significant involvement of James Marr, later Sir James Marr, must come to these pages well 'later', when I understand the history better than I do at this moment. in size (11.05 x 8.75 in.) Published by the company itself. At left is a 'JLT' uniform button, which, per 'southern1954' (thanks! Across the upright of the T is a circle containing what appears to be a bent arm with the hand holding a spear. That 'Crown' yard remained a separate facility until it was closed in 1958. It is possible that the vessel was lost but it also could have been renamed. to Edmund Graham of Newcastle, above the Vencedora image), 2 & 3 (oil painting of Edmund Graham by artist Richard Archibald Ray), 4 (damaged at Bombay in 1865), 5 (insurance claim related to the 1868 loss of Edmund Graham at Mauritius - many similar references), 6 & 7 (1868 hurricane at Mauritius). The ship would seem to have been then owned by 'Foley', though I have not spotted a reference to that name in Lloyd's Register. Robert #1 died in 1860 at the relatively young age of 63, & that same year John retired from the business, which then came under the control of Joseph Lowes Thompson #1, the one son left in the business. At about 1893, Joseph Lowes Thompson #2 retired due to ill health, and his 3 sons continued the business under the leadership of Robert Thompson #3. In 1946, a brochure entitled 'One Hundred Years of Joseph L. There is also something hanging from the end of the spear.' The button is not very big (about 25 mm diameter) & the detail is small! In that regard I have read (a large 'pdf' file, page 14) that in 1946, 'J. If you can add to the record, your contribution would be most welcome. At top left is a page from the booklet 'One Hundred Years of Joseph L. Naworth Castle 'was so seriously injured she sank like a stone'. long overall, launched by Mrs Lindsay related presumably to 'Lindsay, Gracie & Co.' of Newcastle, who ordered the ship. Mc Mullen in command, en route from Nome, Alaska, to Tacoma, Washington, with a cargo of copper concentrate ex copper mines at La Touche Island (W. He was severely reprimanded by the Court but was permitted to retain his master's certificate. A pilot saw the boats' blue lights, came to their rescue, & towed them to St. In particular he had underestimated the strength of the tide which was setting the ship to the north-east, had not slowed the ship in fog, had not maintained a forward lookout nor used the lead.
wreck data, John Wishart, Captain of Toledo, 1884/1898), 3 ('pdf', Board of Trade Toledo 1898 wreck Inquiry), 4 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). At about 8 p.m., the fog cleared, & both Bishop Rock Light & St. Thompson and Sons Ltd.' but see other links re such artwork. of Glasgow, Scotland, became the vessel's owner for service to Australia. 10, 1868, the vessel left Calcutta, India, with a cargo of rice for Port Louis, Mauritius. 11, 1868, while still at Port Louis unloading her cargo, a violent hurricane hit the area, as a result of which the vessel 'parted from her anchors', was driven ashore & became 'utterly wrecked'. Built by Robert Thompson (1797-1860) for & named after, I presume, Edmund Graham, ship owner, of Newcastle, who certainly owned the vessel in 1858 per Christie's Shipping Register. 5, 1865, when at Bombay, India, the vessel, loaded with cotton & ready for sea, was damaged by Innisfallen (built in 1864 at West Hartlepool by Pile Spence & Co.) which broke her moorings in high winds & hit Edmund Graham amidships, causing considerable damage. p.14), 6 (data & image), 7 (image of Oscar Larsen & of rescuer Edward Noye. 62.8 metres long perpendicular to perpendicular, 206.1 ft. Built for Holme Line (Hine Brothers), of Maryport, Solway Firth, Cumbria & registered at Maryport. The vessel then exploded, killing most of the crew - probably caused by dynamite (gelignite) which was part of the general cargo she carried. Per 1 (data), 2 (image), 3 (possibly the Brier Holme), 4 (other museum data including a painting of wreck), 5 ('pdf' file ref. 6, 1905 extensive article), 10 (1905 newspaper reports, many items in 2nd column), 11 (Brisbane 1934 newspaper article), 12 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access).