Ships of the Loveluck and related families.

 

Sarah 22738 85T built Bristol 1844

Owner Bate, Plymouth

1855-57 Master N Bate

 

Leader 20446 108T built Swansea 1858

1858-78 Master N Bate

1858-64 Crew TO & JC Davies

1873 Lisbon

1875 NJ Bate crew

1878        collision, sunk 18 Dec

Douglas 14832 168T built Guernsey 1841

1880-82                                            Master N Bate

 

Maggie 63672 159T

1886        Master N Bate Dis BS

 

Queen of the Fleet 18754 262T built 1866

1890/1 owner E Cox, Bridport

1891/3 owner N Bate

1893        owner Rider, Bristol

 

Sarah Lightfoot 67135

1894        Master N Bate

 

Agnes Ellen 90504

1894 Master N Bate

 

Mild May 250T

1864 Crew TO Davies

 

M.A. Holman barque 200T

1864 Crew TO Davies

1865

 

Secret 44936 101T built Appledore 1863

1865 Owner J Foley

1866 Crew TO Davies

1878/9 Owner/master J Foley

1878/9 master E Owens, Caenvon

 

Capella barque 278T built Shoreham

1866 crew TO Davies

1867

 

Britannia 28139 67T built Appledore 1860

1863/5 Owner W Rook, Bideford master Hutchings

1865-73 Owner Wm Loveluck

1865 MMG crew JC Davies

1866 crew JCD

1867 crew JCD

1868 26 May Master TO Davies

1869

1870 to 10 Oct 70 Master TO Davies

1871/73 owner Wm Loveluck

1873/86 owner Jas Loveluck?

1886/7 Owner Loveluck P Talbot

(Davies)

1886/7 Owner Hamnett, Bideford

master Ellis

 

Minnie Knapp 51890 233T

1867 WI Master JC Davies

 

Hermes 18230 93T built France 1823

Owner Jas Brogden Tondi

1868-70 crew JC Davies

1871 FPS May 16 Aug 10 Sep 12 Dec15 TO Davies

1872 Feb 13 May 3 Jly 15 Ct Aug 19 Oct 18

1873        Jan 15

 

Syren 60648 162T built Norway 1867 formerly Rypen

1870-71 Rio Grande Master JC Davies lost

overboard

Owner Jas Brogden

Bridgend

 

 

Maggie 59746 131T built Prince Edward Isle 1869

1871-77 Owner Robt Dunlop

Cwmavon P. T.

1872-74 W Indies Master TO Davies

 

 

Blondie 66421 149T

1874-78 21 Oct 74, 10 Aug 76, 1 Jan 77 Owner RH Courtis

1874-78 W Indies struck bar 13 Jly 78 Aug 31 Master TO Davies

 

Princess 50929 159T built 1864

1878 Owner RH Courtis

1878 Master Banner

 

Sunshine 60627 171T built 1867

1876 Owner RH Courtis

Master F Gill

1876 Richard Powell & Co,

Swansea

Mystery 1310 93T built 1846

1876/7 Master J Foley

 

Alreola 77198

1879 Aug 10 US Oct 8 Dec1 Master TO Davies

1880 Jan 20 US Jun15 Aug 14 Sep 21 Nov 10 Dec 30

1881

 

LE Charlwood 79386

1881 8 Apr 81 8 Jly Master TO Davies

1882 12 Feb 7 Jly

1883        2 Jan

 

Cadwaladar 77420

1883        28 Apr 83

 

Ingoldsby 83821

1883 25 July, m 28 Sep 3 Dec Master TO Davies

1884 18 Feb 27 Ap, 31 Jly for 4 Dec m

1885 1 Jan 7 Mar 85 Black Sea, Russia, 1 Oct JHC Loveluck diary,

Master TOD

1886        Feb 26 11 Jly 22 Sep grounded Aug11/30

1887         

 

Saxon Briton 87493

1890 19 Dec 89 Master TO Davies

1891

 

Oakville 81467

1892 19 Jan 92 Master TO Davies

 

Lord Derby 76221

1893 31 Dec 92 Master TO Davies

1894

 

Pentland 81296

1894 14 Jun 94 Master TO Davies

1895

1896

1897

 

Saxon Briton 87493

1898 Dec 97 Master TO Davies

 

Loyal Briton 98145

1899 28 Nov 98 Master TO Davies

 

North Briton 98426

1899        Master TO Davies

 

 

Saxon Briton 87493

1899 8 Nov 99 Master TO Davies

1900

 

North Briton 98426

1900 3 Dec 00 Master TO Davies

1901

1902

1903

 

 

 

Loyal Briton 115386

1905 22 Apr - 17 Jun 05 Newport-Piraeus-Poti MMG TO Davies master

Sarah Ann D, wife "failed to appear at Piraeus" prev Pentland

 

 

Surbiton 76950 883T built 1877

1877

1878 1 Jan -16 OctMed etc, 18 Oct Newport Mon 3 Nov Charleston, Barcelona, Gib, S Pass, Havana, left N York 18 Feb 79

1879 to Apr New York (for Rotterdam)sunk Feb all 22 lost, T Clifford crew

 

Bristow 4308 built Liverpool 1854

1856/60 Owner T Hughes, London

1888 Natal Owner Jas Loveluck

1889 Natal W Indies

1890 River Plate

1891

1892

1893

 

Carita 80930 279T built by Peake Bros P Edward Isle 1880

1880/4 owner Peake Bros,

Master C Gould

1884 Owner Jas Loveluck

1885 22 Nov 84 to 22 Oct 85 MMG Master RJ Johns

copy bosun killed at Ostend

Hamburg, Ostend, Jamaica, Carthegena Spain, Barranquilla Columbia, Liverpool

1886

1887 W Indies Natal

1888 none

1889 Natal Urugay

1890

1891

1892

1893

 

Salado 49562 442T built Port Glasgow1865

1866/7 Ballard King, London

1890/91 Owner JM McFarlane,

Greenock

1889 Owned Jas Loveluck

1890

1891 7-1 Natal, India,WI,US,WI Wrecked Port Talbot Dec

Crew lists at Newf 67-69, 71, 73-4, 76, 78, 80, 83-4, 86-7, 89, 90-1

 

Isipingo 65735 built London 1872

1879/82 Owner Daniel King, London

1886/7 Owner Ballard King & Co

Owned Jas Loveluck

Master J Philips

1887

1888 19-5-87 to 14-3-88 Buenos Aires, Texas PRO BT/99/1566 Notes

JEL first voyage, storm

1889 31-3-88 to 31-1-89 Natal, Cochin JEL apprentice

1890 16-4-89 to 28-2-89 Buenos Aires, Natal, Texas JEL

1890 Apr 90 Natal wrecked Isipingo Beach

Durban Natal

Crew lista at Newf 74, 77, 79, 81, 83, 84, 87, 89, 90

 

 

Ribbleton 29955 built Preston 1865 (ex Manolo)

1886 Owner R & W King

1890

1891 22-2 to 22-11-90 Buenos Aires Australia JEL crew, fire

1892 Jan 91 to Dec 92 India China JEL

1893 Jan 91 to May 93 Return JEL

Repossessed renamed Vennerne

 

JEL's ships 1893/97 unknown - mate/master applications missing at NMM

 

Mobile 101966 4166T built Harland & Wolff 1893,

1897 13-8 to 23-12-97 New York 4 times JEL first as

master/mate

1898 30-12-97 to 14-5-98 New York 4 times JEL

 

Clara 108388 1539T

1898 1-8-98 to 8-10-98 Russia Black Sea JEL (post cards)

 

Memnon 98125

1899 30-8-99 to 15-12-99 Canada 2 times JEL

1900 Dec 99 to 21-1-00 USA JEL

 

Europe 97855 renamed Mobile II in 1907

1900 4-5-00 to 8-11-00 USA 4 times JEL

1901 1-1-01 to 31-8-01USA 6 times Canada JEL

 

Maryland 91984 built Hartlepool 1886, wrecked in Med 1913

1901 5-11-01 to 12-12-01 USA JEL

 

Pera 110736 built 1901 623 T net 1149T gross

1902 19-12-01 to Jan 02 Baltic JEL

 

Maryland 91984

1902 15-02-02 to Dec 02 USA 6 times JEL

1903 Jan 02-Dec 02 USA 7 times JEL

1904 Jan 04 to Dec 04 USA $ times Canada JEL married 7 Nov 04

1905 Jan 05 to Dec 05 USA 6 times Jarrow Sept MMG JEL 24-8-05

Rescue of sailors - JEL medal and cert for bravery from King of Norway

1906 Jan 06 to Dec 06 USA 5 times Baltic 2 times JEL

1907 26-01-07 to Feb USA JEL

 

Balaclava 123654 (photos)

1907 3-10-07 to Uruguay JEL pc from Las Palmas

1908 to 12-7-08 Urugay, Buenos Aires JEL

pc from DRL at Folkestone 15-07-08

 

Flodden 124347

1909 28-11-08 to 28-9-09 Urugay twice JEL aground Aug 18

 

Johannesburg 104829

1910 30-6-10 to JEL

 

Bechuana 102693

1911 1-10-10 to Dec 11 Australia JEL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manica 112782 4121 T built 1900 Sunderland

1912 11-12-11 to 7-7-12 Australia, Natal JEL

Daisy Evelyn Loveluck born and died

1913 5-7-12 to Dec 13 Australia 3 times JEL

1914 3-1-14 to Dec 14 Australia 2 times JEL

1915 Jan 15 to Oct 15 from Australia, GallipoliPRO BT99/3121 JEL at war 14 May MMCL born

1916 Feb-16 to Dec 16 East Africa via Suez PRO ADM53/48163 JEL at war

photos of crew, ship, plane

1917 Jan-17 to Aug 17 East Africa, Bombay PRO ADM53/48181 JEL at war

 

Waterwitch 139060 built 1915 Govan Glasgow now MY Halas in Turkey

1918 28-1-18 to Dec 18 Salonika JEL at war (photo)

1919 to summer 1919 Constantinople JEL at war (photos)

Recent (1990/96) brochures of her as a luxury motor yacht

 

Dahlia

1919 8-9-19 to 30-12-19 Rosyth, Reval, Baltic JEL refugees (photos)

1920 30-12-19 to 20-2-20 Sheerness JEL commission ended

 

Grigua 115933

1921 16-3-21 JEL

1922 2-3-22 JEL

 

Kabinga 125599 4658 T 1907

1923 China JEL last voyage

 

Lord Clyde 70495

1880 Nicholas J Bate master

1881

1882

1883

1884

1885 NJ Bate dead [30] 5 Dec

 

Catherine of Padstow 52 T

1844-45 coasting & foreign NB boy

1847-48 coasting & foreign NB seaman

 

Elizabeth of Padstow 60 T

1845-46 coasting & foreign N Bate boy

 

Saml & Elizabeth of Padstow 27 T

1846 coasting & foreign NB boy

 

Spring of Padstow 48 T

1846-47 coasting & foreign NB ordy

 

Valency of Padstow 37 T

1847 coasting NB seaman

1848-50 coasting & foreign NB mate

 

Amelia of Padstow 58 T

1848 coasting & foreign NB seaman

 

Pennally of Padstow 31 T

1848 coasting & foreign NB mate

 

Aid of Padstow 31 T

1850 coasting NB master cert no 72764

6 June 1850

 

Some notes on the family:

 

John Courtis was a farmer at St Kea near Truro in Cornwall and brought his family to Aberavon between 1834-40. He was a shiping agent and died there in 1841. His widow, Mary (nee Hitchins) died at Aberavon aged 78 in 1872.

Harriet, the first dau of John & Mary Courtis married Thomas Davies son of Rev John Davies (1784-1845) [I have a copy printed in Welsh of a cofiant of him dated 1847 in the British Museum. He kept a record of 181000 miles of his travels mainly on foot! Perhaps this survives at NLW.) and Margretta Mathias (1789-1830) the daughter of Owen Mathias a mariner from Cardigan. Thomas Davies died 1851-54 and Harriet

married Nicholas Bate, master mariner (son of Thomas Bate another master mariner of Port Isaac Cornwall) in 1855. The Bates had a son Nicholas J Bate, a master mariner who died at sea 1885 aged 30.

Harriet's first daughter Margretta Mathias Davies (1841-1917) married James Loveluck (1840-1895)in 1861, James Loveluck's father William was Customs Officer at Aberavon.

Harriet's first son was John Courtis Davies, master mariner, drowned in the S Atlantic 1871. Her second son Thomas Owen Davies was also a master mariner from 1871-1905.

Harriet's brother was Richard Hitchins Courtis who married Ann Foley dau of yet another master mariner and shipowner. RHC himself owned several sailing ships at least 1874-78. He died 1904 leaving a widow.

One of Rev John Davies sons was Owen Mathias Davies born 1814 (master mariner!)and he died in Australia before 1847.

The first son of James Loveluck, William James was a partner with his father in the ship broking business, which went bankrupt in 1893. The second son James Henry Courtis Loveluck went on a voyage with Nicholas Bate and wrote a diary of a voyage to Southern Russia in 1885 with Thomas Owen Davies, but he became an elecrician. My maternal grandfather, the 3rd son was apprenticed to his father James in 1887 and became a master mariner in 1896. After that he was mate/master of steamships.

 

J Clifford (a fireman) who was drowned with the Surbiton in 1879 was my father's great grandfather. His wife somehow went to Russia before 1850 and may have married yet another Davies so there may be more ships to find on the Dixon side too! My sister has just sold the 1927 27 ton trip boat Tamar Belle, a Dunkerque veteran, which was used on the Thames by Cptn Charles Edward Irving (1870-1955, an apprentice on the Cutty Sark)from 1932 to about 1975. She has been on the Trent since then. My father bought the ship/business for her my sister in 1985.

My interests have wheels - a 1951 Douglas Vespa I took 6000 miles to Barcelona, Naples, Alps etc in 9 weeks in 1957, a 1932 Morris Minor tourer bought for 5 in 1959 and the 1927 20 hp Rolls-Royce limo bought by my father in 1964 for 250. My ancestors sailed all over the world in ancient sailing ships, whilst I just drive my ancient cars across Europe(in 1960 to Russia and to Turkey in 1961 in the Morris, round the Med in 1965 in my 1962 Mini-Cooper, to Poland and Scandinavia twice in 1995 in the R-R + 1967 Safari caravan and to Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia etc in 1997.

I still have all these vehicles, but the ex WD 16H Norton I drove to Spain and Italy in 1958 was stolen on Govt Service in 1981.

I have a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry, worked at the Laboratory of the Govt Chemist from 1964-79, then at Dept of Health until 1986 when I took very early retirement, since when I have been writing graphical display software for quality control. I still use good old BBCBASIC on PC's

 



Last modified : 03 Jul 2008