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Teviotdale: Voyage Mission Statement

Extract from National Maritime Museum Articles

Our thanks go to the National Maritime Museum (NMM) in London, UK for information and articles of interest about the Teviotdale and it's Masters certificates. The National Maritime Museum is part of the Royal Museums of Greenwich (RMG).

The extract below is a transcript of the wording found in the log-book for the final voyage of the clipper ship Teviotdale.     Reproduced with the kind permission of RMG/NMM
      and Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Mission Statement
The several persons whose names are hereto subscribed and whose descriptions are listed below are engaged as sailors and hereby agree to serve on the said ship, in the several capacities expressed against their respective names on a voyage from:

The Tay to Bombay and to any ports or places in the: East Indies, China, Arabian and Eastern Seas, West Indies, Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans, North and South America, The United States of America.  To and fro as circumstances permit for a period not exceeding three years and back to final port of discharge in the United Kingdom or on the Continent of Europe with power to call at any place for orders.

Signed by:
  Robert Jones on this 21st day of July 1876.

We will soon be adding digitized visual extracts from our copy of the original ships mission statement and crew list. Check on the home page for latest news. SMJ/ROH 9th April 2020.

We would be delighted to hear from any decendants of crew-members who where on board the ship during its final, or any of its previous voyages.  She had several captains over her short life, two we know of; Captain Nicol (officially logged at Wellington NZ, 26th August 1875) and Captain Robert Jones who set sail on 26th July 1876 from Camperdown Dock, Dundee.  This was to be the fateful and final voyage of the Teviotdale during which the ship was abandoned due to uncontrollable fire on board.

New pages....(29th March 2020)

We have recently added pages for Print Sales, and the recently published book.

Help!  We are looking for your help in locating the decendants of a Scottish artist by the name of A. R. Blair.

Latest news....(29th March 2020)

As a result of the news of the publication of our book, w have been contacted by a long-lost distant family member to say that they are the proud owners of TWO of the original paintings for the Teviotdale by Mr A. R. Blair - what a find! We will bring you images of the paintings very soon.


For all enquiries please contact:
and we will be back in touch with you shortly.

This page was last updated 12th April 2020.

The Teviotdale passing the Lizard, Cornwall in full sail on her way back to Dundee.

Teviotdale in full sail

Teviotdale Prints and Book
Buy one or more Teviotdale 'fine-art' Giclee Reproduction Prints, choose from four of our commissioned paintings:

Image of Teviotdale

Click on an image to select your favorite scenario from the story. Select from: Scudding Along, In the Doldrums, Running Easting Down and Teviotdale on Fire!


Also: Book now available!

We are pleased to announce the publication of the story of the Teviotdale.  Here you will find a fascinating book giving a true account of a frightening shipwreck and an incredible human survival story from able-seaman George Jenkins.  George was just 20 years old when he was shipwrecked in the Indian Ocean along with 26 of his shipmates.  Read about the real adventures of sailors aboard ship on the high seas in the 1870's.

The book The Final Voyage is available on-line from Amazon Books Amazon.co.uk and other good bookshops such as: BookDepository, Blackwells, Waterstones and WHSmith.  The book is available in three forms: Paperback, hardback and as an e-book.

New book release ISBN's:
Paperback: 978-1-9160602-0-3 ssp £10.00
Hardback: 978-1-9160602-1-0 ssp £12.99
Kindle e-bk: 978-1-9160602-2-7 ssp £3.99


Currently we are supporting:

Epilepsy Society

Shipwrecked Mariners' Society

Royal National Lifeboat Institution

Muscular Dystrophy UK

Other Charities

We may also support other charities and worthy causes and organizations from time-to-time.  For more information on the full list of our currently supported charities, please visit our Charity Fundraising page.

We aim to donate a percentage of the profits raised from the sale of Teviotdale products to our supported charities.

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