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Pearl - a general history

Pearl 1838-1868

Sunderland: Official No. 2763: Code Letters HQMD: one deck; two masts; square rigged; square stern; carvel built wood brig; 204g; 75.7 x 21.6 x 14.7; repairs to damage 1839.

Owners: 1838 Thomas Wilkinson, Sunderland; 1846 Thomas Wilkinson, John Duncan (Hartlepool) Robert John Sewell & Ann F Clarke (Newport, Isle of Wight) Hartlepool; September 1855 WS Pallister (Ann St. Bishopwearmouth) Cowes, Isle of Wight.

Masters: 1839-42 J Dove; 1843 J Donkin; 1843-1846 John Duncan; January 1847 John Rodd; March 1847 John Duncan; April 1853 John Ferguson; June 1854 William Abbott (C.N. 4693 Sunderland 1851); 1859-68 Calder.

Voyages: 1838 Sunderland for Cowes; 1839-42 Sunderland for Southampton; 1843-44 Hartlepool coaster.

Bound for Sunderland Pearl was abandoned in a sinking condition on 14 November 1868 15 miles off Flamborough Head after having been in collision with another vessel.

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