) by advising us that Revel is Tallinn, Estonia, Revel being the Russian form of the German name for that city. On May 15, 1888, the vessel left Taganrog, (Rostov Oblast, Russia, on the Sea of Azov, extreme N. end of Black Sea), bound for London with a cargo of wheat. Next day a salvage company attended with two tugs, & for the handsome fee of 2,500, took off part of the cargo & inspected the damage. The ship got off the rock herself, temporary repairs were effected & the vessel proceeded to Constantinople for further repairs. 13, 1901, (or 16th) the vessel broke its moorings at Mazzarelle (or Mazzarelli), Sicily, & was stranded. Nico Vleggeert answered my earlier question (thanks Nico! Built for the Mediterranean & Baltic trades for 'John H. Rowlands & Christopher, of Whitby, were the managers, at least in 1888. Also in 1880, Naworth Castle towed Bristol, a cargo ship, to Fire Island, a barrier island S. Naworth Castle, en route from New Orleans to Revel with a cargo of cotton, towed her to safety under adverse weather conditions. 74.1 metres long, perpendicular to perpendicular, 243 ft., launched by Miss Barry. 19, 1921, the vessel 'sprang a leak' & sank 15 miles S. She was later righted, dragged off, & repaired at Philadelphia. 12, 1880, while en route from New York to Le Havre, France. 8, 1880, & limped westward for 11 days under sail power. 19, 1907, in a collision with Vaderland (Belgian passenger liner en route from New York to Antwerp, Belgium) off the South Goodwin Lightship, Goodwin Sands (off the coast of Kent). Per 1 ('pdf' re 1888 stranding), 2 (Rowland & Marwood, Stakesby), 3 (1880 launch report), 4 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). She had encountered a major storm, a hurricane perhaps, en route, consumed her bunker coal & had to replenish her supply at Bermuda. 30, 1897, Glenochil stranded on the new breakwater off Delaware Breakwater, Lewes, Delaware, suffered major damage to her forward engine rooms & bottom, & was initially thought to be a total loss. In 1908, the vessel was sold to Alaska Steamship Company, of Port Angeles, Washington, again with no change of name.
6, 1904 at Tongmi Point, which seems to be on the coast of China, near Hong Kong.
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.
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).
The business seems to have really commenced with Robert Thompson #1, (1797/1860), who as early as 1819 built small ships below Lambton Drops, & in 1820, with seven others, built a vessel of 10 to 12 keels, at North Sands. 133, 163, 193, 223, 253, 285, 313, 343, 373, 404, 434, 466, 493, 523, 555, 583, 613, 643, 673, 706, 717. The vessel was initially owned, as to 32 of 64 shares each, by John Cockerill & Burton Brown, both of Sunderland.