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Corrections in any of the material which follows, however tiny, would be most welcome. So far as I can see, this vessel was never recorded in Lloyd's Register.
Lloyd's Register of 1882/83 notes that the vessel had been wrecked. I say that because i) MNL of 1876 states that Henderson was of Middle Dock, South Shields, ii) the vessel in 1873 was insured in the name of Middle, & iii) detail from the Official Inquiry as follows below. long, signal letters JWPB, 177 HP engines by Blair & Co. LR of 1879/80 notes that the vessel had been 'Abandoned'. The vessel continued on her course which required her to cross the Bay of Biscay. long, signal letters JPSR, 99 HP engines by George Clark of Sunderland. 23, 1878, Galeed, en route from Riga, Latvia, to London with a cargo of grain, stranded 5 miles N. As per this article (in blue) from Nautical Magazine. We thank Alan Craxford for this newspaper cutting from the Shields Daily Gazette of Mar. Alan advises that John Ridley Nesworthy, aged about 24, a member of Alan's family, served aboard the vessel as a fireman when it went missing while en route from Gothenburg to the Thames carrying a cargo of iron, under the command of W. It seems likely that the cargo was not loaded aboard the ship in a safe manner. 27, 1883, off Port Eynon Point, Glamorgan, 15 miles from Swansea, with the loss of its entire crew of 17.
However the Mercantile Navy List of 1880 states that the vessel, then a brigantine, was owned by 'The Fleetwood Shipping Co. Both vessels were damaged & both were assisted into Ramsgate. It may also have been listed in the 1873/74 supplement where a key page in the WWW available volume is illegible. Henderson of Newcastle, which owner name, per the Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL') of 1872, 1875, 1876, 1879 & 1880 means Thos. Now LR editions from 1876/77 rather list the vessel's owner as Middle Dock Co. It seems likely that 'Henderson' & 'Middle' were related parties. Of interest, in early 1872 the vessel carried to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, on its deck, a complete 5 ton steam launch built at Poplar, London, for the Maharajah of Vizianagram. An Inquiry was held into the stranding & the master was held to be guilty of negligent navigation & of deceiving the court in his evidence. It was later driven ashore in a major storm on Jan.
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Crew lists for the vessel are on file at Memorial University in Newfoundland, Canada. Y The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1869/70 thru 1872/73.
I learn that Halyma was in collision with Agnes Jack & sank 20 miles off Ushant.