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Hearts of Oak
Shipping Co Ltd
Other ships of the Temperley companies
ARGOSY, ASCENDANT, BRIGELLA, CISSY, FARNLEY, IRONSIDES,
JOHN TEMPERLEY, NEWNHAM, ROSEMORRAN, OXFORD,
WEYMOUTH, CADUCEUS, WARWICK
SS HENRY IV, TALBOT, BRIDE, ESCORT
If anyone can help with information on these four,
please write to me.
Built 1879 M. Pearse & Co., Stockton
275ft x 35ft 6ins; 9.5 knots.
For United Steam Shipping Co. of London ( J. Temperley & Co.)
1893 Renamed EGYPTIAN PRINCE; James Knott
1898 Transferred to Prince Line Ltd
1900 Renamed LUIGINO; E. Bozzo, Genoa.
1908 Renamed SAN FERNANDO; F. Suarez, Heulva ( iron ore carrier ).
1911 14th April; Foundered in Bay of Biscay on voyage to Garston.
Built 1849 Halls, Sunderland
124ft x 29ft 6ins x 19ft 6ins
For John Temperley; Registered London
Lloyds Register 1850-1860 Barque.
Lloyds Register 1861-1869 Square Rigged Ship.
Ran to Australia and India.
No record of her Fate. Not in Lloyds Register after 1870.
Built 1879 Charles Mitchell & Co., Newcastle
For Hamilton, Fraser & Co., Liverpool
286ft x 35ft 1ins; 9.5 knots.
1890 Renamed BRIGELLA; United Steam Shipping Co. ( J. Temperley & Co.)
1893 Renamed TURKISH PRINCE; James Knott
1897 16th September; Wrecked on the Yucatan Peninsular on voyage from Genoa to Vera Cruz.
Built 1859 Duthie, Aberdeen
649 grt Ship.
171ft x 30ft x 18.5ft
For John Temperley; Registered London.
Repairs 1861 & 1864; sheathed in felt & yellow metal 1867
No record of Fate.
Built 1879 Smith
For J. Temperley & Co.
280ft x 35ft 2ins x 24ft 6ins
200 bhp; compound inverted engines.
1880 31st December; Wrecked on Horns Reef, Denmark, on voyage from
Savannah to Reval carrying a cargo of cotton. All on board were lost.
The Times 6th January 1881
DISASTER AT SEA
Lloyd's agent at Lemvig telegraphed yesterday morning that the FARNLEY steamer, from Savannah for Revel, with a large and valuable cargo of cotton on board, was supposed to have been totally lost in the neighbourhood. Bales of cotton had drifted ashore, and two boats marked "Farnley Newcastle" had been found on the shore of Bjerregaard. In one of them were two dead bodies, presumed to have been those of officers of a large vessel, probably a steamer. They had lifebelts on them. This information has since been confirmed by a telegram from the German Consul at Bada, on the west coast of Jutland, to the Danish Consul at Newcastle on Tyne, stating that four boats painted "Farnley Newcastle" and the dead bodies of some sailors had floated ashore. On one body was found a book with the name "William Downey" and contained the following entry:-" Farnley left Savannah on the 18th December, with 5,900 bales of cotton, destined for Revel". It is said that about 150 bales of cotton marked "Knoop" have come ashore. The cargo on board the FARNLEY is reported to be valued at nearly £100,000. The FARNLEY was an iron built screw steamer of 2,002 tons gross, highest class, and owned by Messrs J Temperley and Co of Newcastle.
Built 1861 Oswald, Sunderland
For Temperley & Co.; Registered London.
Iron Ship; 2 cement bulkheads
185ft x 32ft 8ins x 20ft 6ins
1874 Still in Lloyds Register
Built 1856 Halls, Sunderland
For Temperley & Co.; Registered London.
976 grt Ship
174ft x 34ft x 22ft
1865 Sheathed in felt & yellow metal; fastened with copper bolts.
Built 1880 Palmers' Co., Newcastle
Official Number: 83888
Signal : TNVC
For J. Temperley & Co.; Registered Newcastle
2,010 grt; 1,296 nrt
285ft x 35ft 4ins x 23ft 4ins
Iron single screw steamship. 3 cement bulkheads
240 bhp; compound engines, by shipbuilders.
2 inverted cylinders 35ins & 68ins dia; 42 ins stroke; 90 psi; 240 bhp.
1889 Wrecked near Nieuwe Diep on December 19th, 1889, while on a voyage from Savannah to Bremen carrying a cargo of cotton.
Signal Letters KTMD
British Steel Screw steamer; 5 bulkheads
Built 1888 by Palmers S.B. & Iron Co. Ltd. Newcastle
312 ft x 40.1 ft x 24.7 ft; 227 hp
2,545 gross tons cargo steamer.
Built for J. Temperley & Co, Newcastle.
Missing since passing Cape Henry, 27 Jan 1900
on voyage from Baltimore to Londonderry with maize.
Thanks to Joe McMillan for additional information
British iron barque; Registered London
1,282 tons; 223.3 ft x 37.3 ft x 22 ft
Built September 1869 Sunderland
Owners Temperley, Carter and Darke.
830 tons; 187 ft x 32 ft x 21 ft; 3 bulkheads
Built 1858 Glasgow; Registered London
Owners Temperley, Carter and Darke
British Oak Ship; Registered London; Sold on from Temperleys
Built 1854 London; Metalled November 1862
1,106 tons; 20 ft draft; 189 ft x 34 ft x 21 ft
Later owners : Shaw & Co; Fletcher Brothers; H Edward
British Iron Ship
Built November 1864 Sunderland
1,005 tons; 197 ft x 34 ft x 20 ft; 2 bulkheads
Owners : Temperley, Carter and Darke
SS HENRY IV
Voyages to Canada
Owners : Temperley, Carter and Darke, Billiter Street, London
Working 1857; 847 tons
Owner : Temperley & Co
Owner : John Temperley, London
Cargo vessel, perhaps also Emigration vessel
Working 1860; 791 tons; Master Captain A Smith
Owner 1960 : John Temperley, London
A possibility is found in
"The Maritime History of Bath Maine and the
Kennebec River Region" by William Baker
ESCORT ship 1854 Georgetown, Maine
1,454 tons; 209 ft x 38.5 ft x 19.3 ft ( draft )
Builder,/owner : Joseph Berry
Master : Peter Miller
Bath, Maine port
Thanks to Curt Michener.