11th August 2007, 22:35
Boadicea Was Built In Workington By R Williamson And Son In 1887 And Was Initially Owend By Brown.jenkinson & Co.and Was Registered In London. Was There Another Ship Named Boardicia Or Is It Just A Speeling Misstake
11th August 2007, 23:26
I have a running query on my web pages on Cpatain J L Vivian Millett, who says of BOADICEA
"a pretty little barque called the BOADICEA of about six hundred tons register."
I cannot identify this Barque, most records seen show vessels which were much larger, or they were steamships, or they simply weren’t afloat at the time when J L Vivian Millett saw her. Only two fit roughly the size. Perhaps …..
908 grt Ship; Built 1847 St John ( nr Plymouth UK )
Owners J & R Reed; Registered S John; Master Captain Lovett
Boadicea; Captain J Anderson; 1884 Captain Charles Smith
865 grt; 19ft draft; Iron steamer; 245 ft x 31 ft x 19 ft
ON 653440; Signal Letters LFQD
Built April 1872 Hebburn Newcastle; Registered N Shields
Owners Anderson & Shaw
In 1884 - Owners Adamson & Short
Not come across Boardicia.
Best Wishes, Raymond
12th August 2007, 15:45
BOADICEA WAS SOLD IN 1915 TO NORWEGIAN OWNERS AND RENAMED SIRAA, TOGETHER WITH THE STEMER BENGUELA,SIRAA WAS STOPED BY A GERMAN SUBMARINE (U115) AND SANK ON THE 29th JUNE 1917.THE SIRAA WAS ON PASSAGE FROM BUENOS AIRES TO LE HAVRE WITH A CARGO OF QUEBRACHO, AND WAS LOST AT 40.22N,26.51W.THE CREW WAS RESCUED FROM THEIR BOATS BY A SPANISH VESSEL THE FOLLOWING DAY.THIS INFORMATION IS FROM THE WEB SITE www.mightyseas.co.uk/marhist/workington-harrington/williamson/boadicea.htm THE OFFICIAL NUMBER IS 79129 JOHN