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Gibbon sea-faring

Many members of the family of Gibbon of Aberdeen were ship owners, ship builders and captains.
The following attempted table of Gibbon ships is constructed from two sources:
  1. (Ships built in Aberdeen.)
  2. List of Aberdeen ships on display at the Aberdeen Maritime Museum.

Ship name Type Date built Notes
Venus brigantine 1781 Owned and mastered by Captain A. Gibbon.
This would be Arthur or Alexander.
1784 route Arkangel to London.
Lost c.1784.
Fortune   1795 Owner: R. Gibbon
Master: A. Martin
Sailing: Leith - Aberdeen
Dolphin sloop 1798 Date of Build/Launch: 17 Sept 1798
Re-registered: 30 December 1825 (Aberdeen Register of Shipping 1825, No. 169)
Owners included Alexander Gibbon, Merchant and James Gibbon, Merchant.
Totally lost 10 March 1837.
Tyne sloop 1808 Owners included Alexander Gibbon and James Gibbon.
No. 47 in Register of Shipping at Aberdeen City Archives 1824.
Aboyne brigantine 1814 Built by Brebner ship-builders.
Ocean brigantine 1814 Built by Gibbon ship-builders.
Timandra   1814 Built by Gibbon ship-builders.
Bromby smack 1815 Registered: 25 Oct 1815 (No. 51 in 1815 Aberdeen Register of Shipping)
Owners included: John Gibbon, Merchant, Trustee of the Aberdeen and Hull Shipping Company.
(Information from 1825 Aberdeen Register of Shipping Vol. 141)
Cancelled in 1836.
Waterloo brigantine 1815 Launched 28th July 1815
Owners included Alexander Gibbon (merchant).
Atlas brigantine 1817 Built by Gibbon ship-builders.
Castle Forbes   1818 Built by Gibbon ship-builders.
1819 Licenced East India Company to T.L. Reid, Fort William, Calcutta Trading Station, India. Owner R. Gibbon, Captain J. Frazier, route London to Bombay.
1821 Master T. Reed, owner R. Gibbon, route Cork.
1831 Master J. Ord, owner R. Gibbon, route London to Calcutta.
Fox smack 1819 Date of Build/Launch: 1 July 1819 (No. 45 in Aberdeen Register of Shipping)
Re-registered: 1825 (No. 143 in Aberdeen Register of Shipping)
Owners included: John Gibbon, Merchant, Trustee of the Aberdeen and Hull Shipping Company.
Sold to David Buchan, Blacksmith, in Aberdeen on 4 May 1832.
Fly schooner 1820 Built by Gibbon ship-builders.

Note on Gibbon on pp.175-176 of [Johnston, 1894].



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