mary b michel

john.e
14th October 2005, 22:40
Does anybody know anything about the Mary b michel.I remember my grandmother had a large painting of her.And she said my grandfather was first mate on her.I think she traded between liverpool and Irland I think she was a schooner. Thanks John.

Jan Hendrik
11th January 2006, 09:47
Must be Mary B Mitchell
Could this be the one???:

MARY B. MITCHELL -
Official Number: 97575
Master: Captain D. Davies
Rigging: steel, 3 masts, Schooner; 1 deck; 1 cemented bulkhead
Tonnage: 227 tons gross, 210 under deck and 195 net
Dimensions: 129.7 feet long, 24.4 foot beam and holds 10.8 feet deep;
Quarter Deck 25 feet; Forecastle 10 feet
Construction: 1892, P. Rodgers & Co. in Carrickfergus
Owners: Rt. Hon. Baron Penrhyn (O.T. Jones, manager)
Port of registry: Beaumaris

Hereby some sites:
http://www.tc-lethbridge.com/scrapbook/?id=68
there is a pendrawing of her.

http://www.mightyseas.co.uk/marhist/furness/ashburners/q23.htm
she is mentioned here one third down the page.

You can also purchase a copy of a picture/drawing at:
http://www.rapidttp.co.za/museum/jmmc/jmmcm.html

Further you may also find something on the site of GLS-Downward Bound

Hopefully you now have enough information to fill a rainy Sunday
Jan

kram
19th December 2011, 17:11
hi there john e, if your still around i live in kirkcudbright and am very close to what remains of the mary b mitchel "not much" she is on the rocks just a mile or two down the road from me.the anchor still sits at kirkcudbright harbour.i to was interested in this ship for her fame in the early 1930s film mary celleste.i have much more info and photos if your interested

King Ratt
19th December 2011, 18:53
Hi Kram. Try googling Mary B Mitchell. The whole story is there in Wikipedia including her three encounters with German U boats.
You can still find bits of her along Senwick woods.

Shipbuilder
19th December 2011, 19:12
Here is a fuzzy picture of a model I made of MARY B. MITCHELL a few years back before I got a good digital camera.
Model is no longer in my possession!
Bob

kram
19th December 2011, 19:23
Hi Kram. Try googling Mary B Mitchell. The whole story is there in Wikipedia including her three encounters with German U boats.
You can still find bits of her along Senwick woods.

cheers for that king rat,
but i was just replying for john e .i took a walk down to the old senwick kirk yard last summer to find her quite an idilyic spot.maby you could help iv been looking for more wrecks along our coast that can be seen on low tide as i do a bit of photography.already have the zuluand monrieth.

ClemMcGann
7th January 2012, 03:59
now we have two wikipedia articles - It has split - one about the a pleasure craft, a war hero, a working schooner, a film star and a transporter of essential cargoes in dangerous waters.

the other about her as a Q-ship

btw - a nice model