LOSS OF THE HARTFIELD

1908

1908

Messers WALMSLEY and Co Liverpool owners of the ship HARTFIELD which is feared lost off the Vancouver Coast with all hands on a voyage from Valparaiso to Tacoma supplied a crew list of those on board when it left Valparaiso on Aug 26th 1907

Capt Arthur SANDISON of Liverpool

Chief Officer Thomas WILLIAMS of Llangefni North Wales

2nd Officer Martin F. BUST [shipped at Sidney]

Shipped at London

Thomas SHINE, Carpenter

August HANSON, Sailmaker

Charles SCOTT of Canning Town, Cook

W. H. HILL, Steward

C.R. REDIN, A. WIGGER, Joseph LEE, Seamen

Shipped at Valparaiso all Seamen

George MILGER

James DONOHOE

Thomas DEVINE

Charles RENDALL

Richard JONES

C.ELLSWORTH

H.HAMILTON

Frank COSSACK

John H. WATE

John ADAMS

Charles OLIVER

Apprentices, Jules JAMPERS of Brussels and Arthur TULLOCK of Hull

Wreckage has been found with the name HARFIELD of Liverpool on the west coast of Vancouver

LIVERPOOL MERCURY

UPDATE ON THE HARTFIELD

Sat March 14th 1908

LIVERPOOL SHIP POSTED AS MISSING

There was posted at Lloyds on Wednesday as missing the Liverpool ship HARTFIELD which is feared was wrecked off the West Vancouver coast about Jan 16th last [1907] during a heavy gale all crew of 27 are lost. She was on a voyage from Valparaiso for Tacoma in ballast and was one of the finest sailing ships belonging to Liverpool.

She began her voyage at London signing on her crew. During her stay at Sidney. N.S.W, and Valparaiso a large number of her crew either discharged or deserted and their places filled by substitutes

Crew when she left Valparasio

Capt Arthur SANDISON, aged 49, Mossley Ave, Liverpool.

Chief Officer Thomas WILLIAMS, aged 41, Indus House, Mona Nr Llangefri

2ND Officer Martin H. BUST, aged 23, The Green Nettleham Lincs, [shipped at Sidney]

Carpenter Thomas SHINE, aged 22, London

Sailmaker August HANSON, aged 56, London

Cook Charles SCOTT aged 53, London

Steward W. H. HILL aged 58, Gillingham

AB, C. R. REDIN aged 51, Cambridge

SHIPPED AT VALPARASIO

ABís A. WIGGER, George MILGER, James DONOHOE, Thomas DEVINE, Charles RENDELL, Richard JONES, C. ELLESWORTH, H. HAMILTON, Frank COSSACK, John H. YATE, John ADAMS, and OS Charles OLIVER

OS Joseph Alexander LEE, aged 18, 14 Dalmatia Rd, Southend, Essex shipped at London

Apprentice Jules JAMBERS, aged 19, 13 Place De Bronkere, Brussels

Apprentice Arthur TULLOCK, aged 18, 4 Pitt St, Albert Ave, Hull

The HARTFIELD was an iron ship of 1,857 tons and 1,815 net register built in 1884 by Whitehaven Shipbuilding Co Ltd and owned by Messers J. B. WALMSLEY and Co, 18 Chapel St Liverpool

It may be remembered that pieces of wreckage which included cabin furniture and a life belt with the name HARTFIELD on were picked up off the Vancouver coast 2months ago and it was stated a ship resembling her had been seen near a headland on Vancouver Island battling with the storm in which she is reported to have disappeared

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