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The webmaster has a few 'Lloyd's Registers' available to him ex Google books thru 1889/90 - see left. long, schooner rigged, signal letters WMJF, launched, on Jul. Tully, daughter of John Tully, the managing owner of 'J. Agnes Rock lighthouse became visible in different directions. The Court determined that Captain Wishart was alone responsible for the stranding. Per 1 (text & image, 60% down), 2 (data), 3 (brief ref.), 4 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). long perpendicular to perpendicular, signal letters HTFV. wreck data, John Wishart, Captain of Toledo, 1884/1898), 3 ('pdf', Board of Trade Toledo 1898 wreck Inquiry), 4 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). At about 8 p.m., the fog cleared, & both Bishop Rock Light & St. 01, 1882 edition of 'The Marine Engineer') 2 (data incl. The vessel continued at full speed in conditions which were in & out of dense fog, apparently without a bow look-out. The crew, some in their night clothes, took to ship's boats but were unaware of their location. It would seem that Alfred Wallis (1855/1942), (A), a 'primitive' artist, painted the ship, but I have not been able to WWW find an image. 29, 1898, the vessel left Galveston, Texas, with a grain & general 3,424 ton cargo & a crew of 28 all told, bound for Rotterdam, with John Wishart, the vessel's captain since 1884, in command. It would appear that the vessel's position may well have been incorrectly determined. 20, 1898, proceeding at full speed in dense fog, the vessel struck. The vessel's hull was ripped open, & soon its stern was in the air & its bow under water - the vessel sank, in 25 fathoms of water, within 10 & maybe within 7 minutes. The forward part of the ship and her machinery were later salvaged. p.14), 6 (data & image), 7 (image of Oscar Larsen & of rescuer Edward Noye. 62.8 metres long perpendicular to perpendicular, 206.1 ft. Built for Holme Line (Hine Brothers), of Maryport, Solway Firth, Cumbria & registered at Maryport. The vessel then exploded, killing most of the crew - probably caused by dynamite (gelignite) which was part of the general cargo she carried. Per 1 (data), 2 (image), 3 (possibly the Brier Holme), 4 (other museum data including a painting of wreck), 5 ('pdf' file ref. 6, 1905 extensive article), 10 (1905 newspaper reports, many items in 2nd column), 11 (Brisbane 1934 newspaper article), 12 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access).
The vessel was owned, 1893 thru 1896 at least, by J. On May 20, 1888, the vessel ran aground on Gadaro Island, Tenedos Channel, Sea of Marmora, nr. The cargo was there reloaded & the vessel left Constantinople on May 29, 1888 & delivered its cargo in London on Jun. Captain William Gribble was held to be at fault at the Cardiff Inquiry & his certificate was suspended for 6 months.
But perhaps not of the diligence of a 'Board of Trade' inquiry.
Per 1 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access).
Corrections in any of the material which follows, however tiny, would be most welcome. He went into business in 1837, at Washington Stays, with his three sons Robert Thompson #2 (1819/1910), Joseph Lowes Thompson #1 (1824/1893) & John Thompson (1825/1891) under the name of 'Robert Thompson'. Thompson' build list from its earliest days in 1838 & onwards. Names of just a few of the vessels constructed by Thompson's of North Sands, Sunderland - added as I happen to spot references to them. While the data at left indicates that John Hall was the vessel's sole Master thru 1853/54, I understand that Geo. (son of Anthony Cockerill, ship owner & shoemaker) were also Masters. Per 1 (wreck), 2 ('pdf' p.51 - same vessel I trust), 3 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access).
The business seems to have really commenced with Robert Thompson #1, (1797/1860), who as early as 1819 built small ships below Lambton Drops, & in 1820, with seven others, built a vessel of 10 to 12 keels, at North Sands. 133, 163, 193, 223, 253, 285, 313, 343, 373, 404, 434, 466, 493, 523, 555, 583, 613, 643, 673, 706, 717. The vessel was initially owned, as to 32 of 64 shares each, by John Cockerill & Burton Brown, both of Sunderland.