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About the Teviotdale.
The Teviotdale, built in 1869, was launched into the Firth of Clyde on the 9th July 1869. According to official ship-building and maritime records (which still exist to this day), her ship number was 60444 and she was a General Cargo Vessel described as an Iron Sailing Vessel - 3 Masted Ship. Teviotdale was in many respects like so many other fast sailing cargo and clipper ships of the time such as the Cutty Sark*.
The Teviotdale was designed and built in accordance with the very latest 'fast cargo/clipper ship' blueprint. She was built by the world renown Clyde-side shipbuilders Barclay, Curle & Co of Glasgow, Scotland. Her first and only owner was J. & A. Roxburgh also of Glasgow.
*Cutty Sark. The Cutty Sark was also launched in 1869 and now, fully restored, resides in dry-dock in London.
Ship number were historically allocated direct from numerous major ports around the country, however in 1855 the rules were changed and a central log of numbers was held and blocks of number allocated out to the major ports.
From the Glasgow port authority register, the Teviotdale was allocated it's ship number of 60444. Copies of these registers were then sent back to the central office to create the national database of records. Search-able copies of many of these registers can now be found at www.crewlist.org.uk
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A really big 'thank-you' to everyone who has helped with the Teviotdale project.
Thank you, Stuart.
This page was last updated 11th April 2020.