Hi, my interest is Master Mariners of sailing ships

8th May 2008, 22:28
I am trying to get as much info as possible on my grandfather who was master of the SS Chatsworth (and probably other sail/steam ships) which sailed out of Swansea around 1890 - 1900. My search has not produced anything. Can anyone out there introduce me to a/some relevent threads or resouces?

non descript
8th May 2008, 22:44
Bob, a warm welcome to you. I am sure you will get some good feed-back on your query. Thank you for joining the community; enjoy the site and all it has to offer, and we very much look forward to your postings in due course. Bon Voyage

K urgess
8th May 2008, 23:20
Welcome aboard from East Yorkshire.
I'm sure someone in the crew will be able to help or will know how to find what you want.
Find your way around the ship and enjoy the voyage.

8th May 2008, 23:38
Welcome from Lancashire.

I hope you will enjoy the site.



Steve Woodward
9th May 2008, 01:26
Welcome to SN from Suffolk, we have quite a few sailing hip fans so someone will be able to assist
Enjoy your time with us

9th May 2008, 08:11
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage

9th May 2008, 08:46
Greetings Bob and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.

Bruce Carson
9th May 2008, 13:07
From Michigan, a warm welcome to Ships Nostalgia, Bob.
Good to have you onboard
The only thing I see that's close is a ship of 966GT, built in 1873 by Softley of South Shields (from Miramar): perhaps more information will be forthcoming from other members.


9th June 2008, 07:39
Thank you all for a warm welcome. Special thanks to Bruce for lead to Softley in South Shields. I am chasing through Lloyd's Register and other resources to learn more.

9th June 2008, 10:28
Welcome aboard from Glorious Devon

9th June 2008, 10:58
Welcome aboard from the Philippines. Enjoy all this great site has to offer

Tony Breach
9th June 2008, 21:53
Hi Bob & welcome from Nash Point.

Do you know who were the owners of CHATSWORTH & do you have any sailing ship names that your relatives served in? In particular were they in the copper barques? Are you still in the Swansea area?