Can anyone help?

11th April 2009, 21:51
My Great Great Grandfather, Richard Davidson, was Captain on the following ships during the second half of the 19th century, during the years shown and voyaging to the places mentioned. I believe they were all sailing vessels as his ticket was not endorsed for steam, and they would probably have all sailed from Liverpool. Any information on these ships would be greatly appreciated.
John Knox 1851 Australia
Astoria 1853-55 South America, S.Pacific
Chatham 1856-62 S. Pacific, South America
Bird of Paradise 1863-65 N. Pacific, S. Pacific
Lord of the Isles 1866-67 S. Pacific

Many thanks,

11th April 2009, 21:58
His Date Of Birth Full Name Will Be Of Help

11th April 2009, 22:19
Richard Davidson was his full name, and he was born in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire in 1801, I haven't been able to find the exact date yet.