April 1876

Loss of Liverpool ships

Loss of Liverpool ships

20th April 1876

Loss of the VICTORY of Liverpool

Intelligence from Shields

The VICTORY of Liverpool was lost off the Humber on Good Friday

She was bound from the Tyne to San Francisco, coal laden and left on Tuesday the 12th with 25 hands and a Tyne Pilot.

On Friday morning signals of distress were seen from the Whitehouse at Spurn. The lifeboat was launched but was unable to reach the vessel. Wreckage was found off the Humber and a boat marked “VICTORY Liverpool” was drove ashore at North Somercoates.

The Pilot Boat N0 6, Capt WARD on Saturday picked up the body of Capt JONES of the VICTORY.

VICTORY, 1,199 tons registered and uninsured

Names boards marked, “SABINA,” “AMANDA,” and “MISS NIGHTINGALE,” also picked up at Spurn.

List of the crew of the VICTORY signed at North Shields.

Capt David JONES, aged 43, The Abbey, Conway

John HUTTER, Mate, London

William Ernest SEBORNE, 2nd mate, aged 34, Liverpool

Robert ROBERTS, 3rd mate, aged 30, Conway

William STEPHENSON, Carpenter, aged 50, Wakefield

Hugh ROBERTS, Steward, aged 29, Conway

George WINDSOR, Cook, aged 25, Barbados

Able Seamen

John WILLIAMS, 24, Conway

Peter PEDERSON, 20, North Shields

Richard RICHARDS, 18, Conway

H. FLOHR, 24, Dockhouse, South Shields

Pilot, 21, Dockhouse, South Shields

Louis JONES, 21, North Shields

David LOGIE, 22, North Shields

James ROBSON, 18, North Shields

William EVANS, 19, North Shields

J. LUNDVALL, 25, North Shields

Edward THOMPSON, 23, North Shields

D. R. [Greek], 21, North Shields

Christian, CHRISTANDOM, 28, Liverpool

Peter SALWICK, 27, Liverpool

John GOUCH, 40, Liverpool

Charles JOHNSON, 32, Liverpool

John WELSH, 32, Liverpool

John SMITH, 23, Liverpool

Mr James BURN, Pilot, North Shields

VICTORY owned by Mr Charles PIERCE, Menai Bridge, 1,198 tons Reg, at Liverpool


20th April 1876

It is feared the LOCH LAGGAN has been lost with all hands, she sailed from Liverpool on the 1st Oct last, Capt Hugh CAMPBELL, with a general cargo.

Owners Messers AITKEN LILBURN and Co, 80 Buchanan St, Glasgow.

Crew who shipped for 3yrs intending to return to U.K.

Hugh CAMPBELL, Master, aged 48, Sterling

Arthur WILLIAMSON, Mate, aged 25, Greenock

Edwin COOPE, 2nd mate, aged 23, Bolton

James H. MILAN, 3rd mate, aged 24, Glasgow

William CLARKE, Boatswain, aged 32, Cork

Richard EDWARDS, Sailmaker, aged 30, Haverfordwest

Robert SCOULLER, Carpenter, aged 29, Grangemouth

John JONES, Carpenter’s mate, aged 54, Liverpool

O’Neill FOGARTY, Steward, aged 27, Dublin

Able Seamen

James BROWN, Cook, aged 52, Fife

W. BROWN, aged 25, Massusa

Emil SAMUELSON, aged 22, Norway

Peter JESSEN, aged 22, Copenhagen

Elias LUCE, aged 45, Jersey

Charles PETER, aged 22, Greece

Nicholas CONSTANTINE, aged 28, Italy

John JONES, aged 26, Liverpool

John WHITE, aged 29, Wexford

Walter BERRY, aged 25, Wexford

Thomas POWERS, aged 27, Dublin

Baltasara TOMASSICH, aged 29, Austria

Arthur W. BENNINGTON, aged 25, Hull

James H. BAXTER, aged 25, Manchester

Owen John OWEN, aged 23, Bangor

Alfred CUNNINGHAM, aged 21, I.O.M.

Joseph IRLAM, aged 35, Liverpool

James CAMPBELL, aged 17, Grangemouth

William MURPHY, Painter, aged 37, Dublin

J. D. IRVING, aged 15, Liverpool


Duncan MC PHAILL, aged 18, Liverpool

Henry Russell SLOAN, aged 17, Liverpool

James THOMAS, aged 17, Glasgow

Arthur JAMIESON, aged 18, Liverpool


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