May 25, 2024


  • Newfoundland 1881

The Wreck of the Isabel



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The Isabel


Isabel was a comparatively small sailing vessel for the time, a brigantine, which meant at least two masts, at least one square-rigged and one rigged fore-and-aft.

From Lloyd's Register of Shipping 1880:

Isabel HB

Official Number : 65863

Registered Liverpool

163 tons, 102ft x 22ft x 12ft

material: o p [ordinary planking?]; metalled in October 1878

Dk & B: 1

Fast'ng: ci [cast iron mooring]

Built in Bridport by Ed in July 1871

Owned by Job Brothers of Liverpool and St John's Newfoundland

Remarks and Place and Date of Special Survey: B D C blw Salted July 1871

State: A1

[Source: Lloyd's Register of Shipping 1880]

NB Lloyd's wrongly identifies Isabel's Master as W. Sopp. Sopp was master of Mildred - in whom Quick had also sailed - when it arrived at St John's from Pernambuco on 29 July 1879; Isabel, master Quick, had arrived at St John's the day before, from Barbados. I think both vessels were owned by Job Bros.

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