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Transports From Great Britain, 1839-1846.

From the British Parliamentary Papers (BPP) LXV (573).

A Return of all Ships or Vessels hired as Transports in each Year, since 1838; stating the Ships' Names, Tonnage, Owners' Names, Broker or Agents' Names, Class of Ship, Rate of Freight, and when the same commanded, how and where employed, and also whether engaged by Public Tender or otherwise-(in continuation of Parliament Paper, No. 211, of Session 1839.)

When hired Ship's Name Tonnage Name of
Managing
Owner
Name of
Agent or
Broker
Class
of
Ship
Freight How and where Employed When
discharged
What ? engaged
by Public Tender
or otherwise
Per Ton
per Month
s. d.
When commenced
1839 Oct Barretto Junior 522 J. Somes Lachlans & Co Æ 1 - 15 11
increased to 20s. on consenting to be discharged in China, if required
9 Oct 1839 conveying troops, &c. and from Gilbraltar; in 1840, troops to and from malta and Corfu, troops to Sydney, and provisions, &c., thence to China, where she arrived in September 1841, and remained as a victualling depot until her disch 13 Dec 1842 public tender
" " Lord Lynedoch 638 ditto ditto Æ 1 - 15 11 14 Oct 1839 conveying troops to and from the Cape of Good Hope 15 July 1840 - ditto
" " Pestonjee Bomanjee 594 J.H. Luscombe ditto A 1 - 16 6
and 20s., as above
24 Oct 1839 conveying troops to and from the Cape of Good Hope; in 1840 provisions, &c. to China, where she remained until her discharge on 22 Aug 1841 - ditto
" Dec Prince George 482 J. Somes ditto A 1 - 15 -
and 20s., as above
7 Dec 1839 conveying troops and stores to and from Gibraltar, malta and Corfu; in 1840, troops to New South Wales, and provisions and stores thence to China, where she remained until her discharge on 18 Jan 1842 - ditto
" " Palmira 602 ditto ditto Æ 1 - 15 6
and 20s., as above
26 Dec 1839 conveying troops to and from the Mediterranean; in 1840, troops to New South Wales, and provisions and stores thence to China, where she remained until her discharge on 30 Nov 1842 - ditto
1840 February Prince Regent 527 ditto ditto Æ 1 - 14 6 5 Mar 1840 conveying convicts and stores to Bermuda, and returning with invalids and stores from that station. Barbadoes and Jamaica; in 1841, troops to Gibraltar, Barbadoes, and Quebec: in 1842, troops and stores to and from Bermuda, and troops and stores to and from Quebec 8 Dec 1842 - ditto
" Aug Somersetshire 449 E.H. Chapman J.B. Chapman Æ 1 - 17 9 4 Sept 1840 conveying troops to Malta, Barbadoes and Quebec 20 Aug 1841 - ditto
" " Cornwall 872 J. Somes Lachlans & Co Æ 1 - 17 9
and 20s., as above
14 Sept 1840 conveying troops to Malta, Barbadoes and Quebec; in 1841, troops to Bermuda and Halifax; in 1842, provisions, &c., to China, and bringing home invalids and stores; in 1843, troops to China, where she was dischared on 9 Jan 1844 - ditto
" Sept Abercrombie Robinson 1,415 ditto ditto Æ - 17 9 29 Sept 1840 conveying troops to Gibraltar, Malta, Barbadoes and Quebec; in 1841, troops to Bermuda and Halifax; in 1842, troops to the Cape of Good Hope, where she was wrecked on the 28 Aug 1842 - ditto
" " General Palmer 531 ditto ditto Æ 1 - 17 9 14 Oct 1840 conveying troops to Barbadoes, Sierra Leone and Jamaica, and bringing home invalids and stores; in 1841, troops to Bermuda and Halifax; in 1842, stores to Ascension, and Rio de Janeiro; in 1843, troops to Barbadoes, Sierra Leone, Barbadoes, Bahamas and Jamaica, bringing home invalids and stores; troops to the West Indies, troops and stores between the islands, until her return from Barbadoes with invalids and stores; in October 1844, provisions and stores to Rio de Janeiro and Ascension; in 1845, provisions to Ireland, troops to Gibraltar 16 Feb 1846 - ditto
" Nov Boyne 619 ditto ditto Æ 1 - 17 9 30 Nov 1840 conveying troops to Gibraltar, Barbadoes and Quebec 21 Aug 1841 - ditto
1841 Feb La Belle Alliance 676 ditto ditto Æ 1 - 20 -
as above
26 Feb 1841 conveying provisions and stores to China, where she remained until her discharge on 30 Nov 1842 private engagement
" Apr Adelaide 639 ditto ditto A 1 - 20 -
as above
12 Apr 1841 conveying troops and stores to the Cape of Good Hope and the Mauritius; in 1842, provisions and stores to China, where she remained until her discharge on 20 Mar 1843 public tender
" Aug Maria Somes 600 ditto ditto A 1 - 17 9
and 20s., as above
9 Aug 1841 conveying provisions and stores to China, where she remained until her discharge on 14 Dec 1842 private engagement
" " Java 1,175 J. Pirie Pirie & Co Æ 1 - 17 11
and 20s., as above
26 Oct 1841 conveying troops and stores to Gibraltar, Barbadoes and New Brunswick; in 1842, troops in Bermuda and Halifax; troops to the Cape of Good Hope; in 1843, troops to Quebec and the West Indies; in 1844, conveying stores to China, where she was discharged on 15 Jan 1845 public tender
" Oct Boyne 619 J. Somes Lachlans & Co Æ 1 - 18 - 19 Oct 1841 conveying troops and stores to Gibraltar and Malta; in 1842, troops and stores to Halifax, troops to the Mediterranean; in 1843, troops to Canada and the West Indies 18 Mar 1844 - ditto
" " Prenner 518 ditto ditto A 1 - 18 - 4 Nov 1841 conveying troops and stores to Gibraltar, Malta and Corfu; in 1842, troops to Halifax; troops to Barbadoes, Jamaica, Bahamas, Sierra Leone, the Gambia, Bahamas and Jamaica, also between the West Indies Islands; in 1843, troops to Quebec; wrecked three miles east of Cape Chatte, in the estuary of the St. Lawrence 4 Nov 1843 - ditto
" " Sir Robert Peel 610 ditto ditto A 1 - 18 - 26 Nov 1841 conveying stores to China, where she was employed under the admiral's orders until her discharge on 14 Jan 1845 private engagement on same terms as the Boyne
" " Thomas Coutts 1,365 ditto ditto Æ 1 - 18 -
and 20s., as above
30 Oct 1841 - ditto - ditto 6 Feb 1843 - ditto
1842 Aug Sovereign 398 ditto J.B. Chapman Æ 1 - 18 - 16 Aug 1842 conveying cavalry from Quebec home 12 Jan 1843 private engagement
" " Pestonjee Bomanjee 594 ditto Lachlans & Co A 1 - 18 - 19 Aug 1842 conveying troops from Quebec; in 1843, troops to and from the Mediterranean; troops to Barbadoes, Quebec and Halifax; in 1844, troops from Barbadoes and to Australia 18 Oct 1844 private engagement
" " Tyne 289 ditto ditto A 1 - 18 - 18 Aug 1842 bringing home cavalry from Quebec 5 Jan 1843 private engagement
" " Tanjore 348 J. Allan J.B. Chapman A 1 - 18 - 24 Aug 1842 - ditto - ditto - 10 Jan 1843 - ditto
" " Tory 432 J. Somes Lachlans & Co A 1 - 18 - 17 Aug 1842 bringing home cavalry from Canada; in 1843, conveying troops to Gibraltar and Corfu; bringing home cavalry from Canada; and conveying troops to Barbadoes and Jamaica 11 July 1844 - ditto
" " Nautilus 400 ditto ditto A 1 - 18 - 15 Aug 1842 bringing home cavalry from Canada; in 1843, stores to the Cape of Good Hope, returning with invalids and stores; in 1844, troops and stores to Gibraltar and Mediterranean; troops and stores to St. Helena and Ascension; in 1845, stores to Jamaica and Bermuda, returning with invalids, convict stores; stores to Rio de Janeiro and Falkland Islands, returning with invalids and stores thence and Ascension; in 1846, stores to Ascension, Rio de Janeiro and the Falkland Islands remains in the service - ditto
1842 Apr Prince George 482 J.H. Luscombe Lachlans & Co A 1 - 15 - 15 Apr 1843 conveying stores to Rio de Janeiro, and bringing home invalids and stores from that station and Ascension; in 1844, troops and stores to and from Bermuda 31 July 1844 public tender
" " Bristol 415 T. Hopper J.B. Chapman Æ 1 - 18 4 29 Apr 1843 bringing home cavalry from Quebec 30 Aug 1843 - ditto
" " China 524 D. Dunbar Lachlans & Co A 1 - 15 11 27 Apr 1843 - ditto - ditto 26 Sept 1843 - ditto
" " Lloyds 402 T. Ward ditto A 1 - 20 - 28 Apr 1843 - ditto - ditto 7 Sept 1843 - ditto
" " Panthea 427 Johnston Douglas & Co A 1 - 16 5 29 Apr 1843 - ditto - ditto 23 Aug 1843 - ditto
" May Fairlie 755 J. Somes Lachlans & Co Æ 1 - 20 -
in case of discharge in China
5 May 1843 conveying troops to China, where she was discharged on 27 Feb 1844 private engagement
" " Angelina 366 ditto Sir J. Pirie & Co A 1 - 20 - 22 May 1843 conveying troops to and from Quebec 3 Jan 1844 public tender
" June Princess Royal 564 ditto Lachlans & Co A 1 - 20 - 27 June 1843 conveying stores to Cork; troops from quebec to Barbadoes 15 Feb 1844 - ditto
1844 Mar Princess Royal 564 ditto ditto A 1 - 20 - - - - conveying stores to Rio de janeiro and Ascension; troops to and from the West Indies and between the islands, on which service she is still employed remains in the service private engatgement on same terms
" Apr Emily 480 ditto ditto A 1 - 18 - 19 Apr 1844 conveying boilers from the Royal Yacht from Woolwich to Portsmouth and returning with the old ones 3 Aug 1844 private engagement
" Aug Mariner 600 H. Barrick J.B. Chapman A 1 - 16 - 14 Aug 1845 conveying troops to Ceylon, and between Simon's Bay and Algoa Bay, Cape of Good Hope remains in the service public tender
" Sept Blenheim 689 D. Dunbar Lachlans & Co A 1 - 17 3 16 Sept 1845 conveying troops to Gibraltar, jamaica and Halifax; in 1846, troops and stores to Hudson's Bay - ditto - ditto
" Nov Palinurus 300 R. Embleton ditto A 1 - 13 10 15 Nov 1845 conveying stores to Monte Video and Valparaiso - ditto - ditto
1846 Feb Trafalgar 634 D. Dunbar ditto A 1 - 17 - 17 Feb 1846 conveying stores to Rio de Janeiro, the River Plate and the Falkland Islands - ditto - ditto

James Meek, Comptroller of Victualling and Transport Services.

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