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J Temperley & Co Ships





ON 96683

2,356 grt; 297.5 ft x 40 ft

Built 1889 Raylton, Dixon & Co, Middlesbrough (Yard Nr 309)

For Temperley S.N. Co, London.

10th January1890 Wrecked in Punta Bay, Camerinas near Cape Finisterre, on her maiden voyage Blyth to Alexandria with coal.

The Times 21st January 1890

The steamship RAPID yesterday landed at Plymouth part of the crew of the steamship TUNBRIDGE, a new vessel only 10 days out on her first trail, which was lost off Cape Finisterre on January 10. The TUNBRIDGE, of 1,526 register, was owned by the Temperley Steamship Company, and was bound from Blyth to Alexandria with coals. After losing their vessel the crew of 25 were picked up by the ALASSIO and landed at Huelva, and from thence ten of them were brough by the RAPID to Plymouth. Those landed were J Cooper, chief engineer, John Marshall, second engineer, J Cheal, third engineer, Charles Murray, donkeyman, W Featherstone, assistant secretary, John Dick Boucicault and George Brown, able seamen, and J Anderson and Edward carnaby, firemen. They were all sent to their homes by Mr T W Hoppins, hon. agent of the Shipwrecked Mariners' Society.



ON 96699

Signal Letters LNHS

2,594 grt; 312.8 ft x 40.3 ft x 24.1 ft; 227 hp

Built January 1890 Palmers SB Co, Newcastle (Yard Nr 636)

For Temperley S.N. Co, London

March 1904 Foundered in the Indian Ocean on voyage Port Louis, Mauritius to Calcutta with molasses and sugar.

The Times 12th May 1897

Law report May 11

House of Lords

(Before the Lord Chancellor, Lord Watson, Lord Herschell,

Lord Macnaghten, Lord Morris and Lord Davy)

The Owners of the Steamship EDENBRIDGE

v The Owners of the Steamship RUTLAND

This was an appeal from a judgement of the Court of Appeal affirming a decision of the Admiralty Division pronaounced in a suit instituted by the apellants against the respondents in respect of a collision that occurred between the steamship EDENBRIDGE and the steamship RUTLAND on March 12 1896, in the Swin Channel at the entrance to the River Thames. The Court held that both vessels were to blame and that the negligent navigation of the EDENBRIDGE was solely that of the pilot in charge of that vessel. The only question to be determined was whether the EDENBRIDGE was in charge of a duly licensed pilot by compulsion of law. The case of the appellants was that the EDENBRIDGE at the time of the collision was bound on a voyage from Rosario and La Plata in the Argentine Republic and a cargo of live cattle, sheep and grain to London and Rotterdam. In the course of that voyage she had come up the Thames and had discharged her cattle and sheep at Deptford and then proceeded down the river to Gravesend, where she took in some 40 tons of bunker coal, and was proceeding on her voyage to Rotterdam to discharge her grain cargo when the collision occurred. The appellants denied their liability in respect of the collision on the ground that the EDENBRIDGE was at the time in charge of a duly licensed pilot by compulsion of the law. The respondents, on the other hand, contended that the EDENBRIDGE was not in charge of a pilot by compulsion of law, and that therefore the apellants were liable for the negligent navigation of their vessel. The Court below having decided in favour of the respondent the present appeal was brought.

Sir W Phillimore and Mr laing appeared for the appellants and Mr Pyke QC and Mr A E Nelsom for the respondents.

Ther Lordships, without calling upon the respondents, yesterday dismissed their appeal without costs on the ground that EDENBRIDGE was a ship "trading" from a port in Great Britain and with the London district to a port in Europe north and east of Brest within the meaning of Section 625 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1894, subsection (3) and therefore was exempt from compulsory pilotage. Judgement affirmed with costs.

The Times 26th March 1904

The total loss of the British Steamer EDENBRIDGE, Mauritius to Calcutta with sugar, is reported. She foundered in a cyclone on the 19th inst. All on board were saved, and landed at Port Louis today. The EDENBRIDGE was insured on the round voyage to Mauritius, India and home for 22,000. She was 2,604 tons, built 1890, and owned by J temperley & Co. It is understood that the cargo of sugar was not a full one.



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