ARCTIC WHALING SHIPS OF WHITBY, YORKSHIRE



Date of 1st     Name of Ship      Tonnage      Where     Date       Notes
Voyage                                         Built     Built

1753            Henry and Mary                                      Lost October 1857

1753            Sea Nymph                                           Owner: Will Reynolds.
                                                                    Lost 1785

1754            Dolphin                                             Capt William Watson.
                                                                    Last voyage 1756

1754            Ann                                                 Sold 1762

1757            John and Ann                                        Last voyage 1758

1757            Leviathan                                           Owner: J.N.O.Yeoman
                                                                    Capt Christopher Yeoman
                                                                    Lost 1758 (captured by French)

1758            Henry and John                                      Owner: J.N.O.Yeoman
                                                                    Capt Charles Todd

1761            James and Mary      285         Yarmouth  1726      Owner: J.N.O.Yeoman

1767            Jenny                                               Capt Banks

1769            Porpoise                                            Owner: J.N.O.Yeoman
                                                                    Capt R.Woodhouse
                                                                    Lost 1772 (wrecked)

1769            Peggy                                               Lost 1771

1772            Volunteer           305         Whitby     1756     Captain in 1809 was Capt Thomas Keld
                                                                    Captain in 1821 was Capt Craig. 
                                                                    Last whaling voyage 1825. Lost 1842

1772            Hope                                                Lost 1790

1774            Loyal Club       
       
1774            Delight  
           
1774            Providence          230          Selby     1756     Owner: Will Skinner

1775            Hercules    
        
1775            Addison   
          
1775            Freelove            341         Yarmouth   1746     Owner: J.Walker

1775            Speedwell                                           Owner: Thos Holt
                                                                    Lost 1782

1775            Esk                                                 Capt in 1813 was Capt Scoresby jnr
                                                                    Capt in 1821 was Capt Dunbar 
                                                                    Lost off Redcar 1826

1775            Two Sisters

1775            British King

1776            Rachel

1776            Henrietta            251         Whitby     1764    13 seamen pressed by HMS Princess of Wales 22 July 1804
                                                                    4 crewmen pressed by HMS Spitfire 1808
                                                                    Captain in 1809 was Capt John Kearsley
                                                                    Sold to Aberdeen 1820

1776            Providence                                          Owner: Will Frankland

1776            Nancy      
      
1777            Marlborough          223         Whitby     1761    Owner: H.W.Yeoman. Lost 1791

1778            Adamant          
    
1780            Chance                                              Capt Buller. Lost 1788

1784            Earl Fauconberg      331                    1765    Capt in 1791 & 1799-1800 was Capt Francis Agar
                                                                    Armed & carrying Letters of Marque 1799
                                                                    Sold to Grimsby 1801

1784            Unity                                               Owner: H.W.Yeoman  
            
1785            Jenny's Adventure                                   Owner: Will Swales. Lost 1786 

1785            Lively               251          Whitby    1765    Captain in 1791 was Capt Webster.
                                                                    Capt Jackson & part of crew pressed by HM Brig Mosquito 1805
                                                                    Captain in 1809 was Captain John Smith
                                                                    Lost with all hands April 1826

1785            Loyalty        
     
1785            Nautilus                                            Captain in 1791 was Capt Roland.
                                                                    Burnt at Whitby Harbour Feb. 1795

1785            Resolution           379          Whitby    1766    Capt in 1808 was Capt W.Scoresby, armed and carrying Letters of Marque
                                                                    Capt in 1811 was Capt Scoresby jnr
                                                                    Sold to Captain James Hogg of Peterhead 1829

1786            Ann and Elizabeth    

1786            Whitby               302          Whitby    1770    Lost at Gaspe, St.Lawrence May 1827

1786            Harpooner            341          Whitby    1769  
  
1787            Martha           
    
1787            Unity

1791            Prospect                                            Capt Banks (1800)

1800            Experiment                                          Capt Francis Agar (1800).
                                                                    Capt Baxter (1801)
                                                                    Sold to Hull 1801

1802            Aimwell              262                            Built by Fishbourn & Broderick
                                                                    Owner: Francis Agar 1804 - 1807
                                                                    Captain in 1809 was Captain John Johnston
                                                                    Surgeon & 3 men lost 1810 when a whale stoved in a boat
                                                                    Lost 13 March 1824. Struck by large piece of ice off Greenland.

1803            Oak                  158                            Brigantine

1803            Resolution           291           Whitby    1803   Built by Fisbourne & Broderick
                                                                    Captain 1803 - 1810 was Capt W. Scoresby snr
                                                                    Captain 1810 - 1813 was Capt W. Scoresby jnr 
                                                                    Sold to Peterhead 1829

1805            William and Ann                                     Captain in 1821 was Capt Terry.
                                                                    Lost 1830 (wrecked in ice) - Capt Terry & crew saved.

1811            James                419                            Captain in 1821 was Capt Quickfall. 
                                                                    Last voyage 1825.

1813            Esk                  354                     1813   Built by Fishburn & Broderick
                                                                    Captain: W.Scoresby jnr 1813 - 1817
                                                                    Lost 1826

1815            Valiant              336                            Captain in 1821 was Capt Francis Agar senr.
                                                                    Lost (wrecked) 1822 under Capt Francis Agar

1816            Phoenix              324                            Owners: W.T. & E. Chapman.
                                                                    Captain in 1831 was Capt Mills
                                                                    Last whaling voyage 1837. 
                                                                    Sold to Scarborough for timber trade.

1816            Mars                 343                            Built by Fishbourne & Broderick
                                                                    Capt W.Scoresby snr. (1815)
                                                                    Capt Scoresby jnr (1817)
                                                                    Lost 1828

1818            Fame                 377                            Captain 1818 - 1823 was Capt W.Scoresby snr
                                                                    Destroyed by fire at Stromness 1823.
 
1819            Harmony                                             Capt in 1821 was Capt Baker

1823            Valiant              224           Whitby     1822  Built by R.Campion
                                                                    Owners: R & J Campion
                                                                    Captain Francis Agar jnr. Last whaling voyage 1825.
                                                                    Captain Agar remained master after whaling ceased & died on board 8 Dec 1827.

1833            Camden               399                            Sold to Scarborough 1837
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