NORMANIA s.y.

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FIELD – Saturday 6 August 1898. “The s.y. Normania, 544 tons, which has been on charter to Mr. Baird, and had a trip to the Baltic, has been purchased by Mr. H. Osborne O’Hagan. The vessel is now refitting at Gosport for a cruise.”

 

FIELD – Saturday 17 September 1898. “WIVENHOE.- The Varuna, Mr. Higgins, has arrived in the Colne from the Mediterranean, and is being painted by Messrs. Forrestt. The Normania, Mr. Osborn O’Hagan, has also arrived in the Colne; as has Walrus, s.y., Mr. C.B. Stamp.”

 

LONDON EVENING STANDARD – Saturday 3 December 1898. “Among the vessels seeking shelter in Dover docks are the fine three-masted steam yacht Normania and a French torpedo destroyer.”

LLOYD’S LIST – Thursday 8 December 1898. PORTLAND. Normania (stm yt), Cowes and proceeded for Marseilles.

 

FIELD – Saturday 10 December 1898. “YACHT INTELLIGENCE.- COWES. The steam yachts White Ladye, Hiawatha, and Normania arrived in the Roads early this week from neighbouring ports en route to the Mediterranean. Owing to strong south-west winds and altogether unfavourable weather these yachts remained at anchor for several days, but they have proceeded on their voyage.”

 

LLOYD’S LIST – Wednesday 21 December 1898. MARSEILLES … Arrived [Dec.19] Normania (yt).

 

LLOYD’S LIST – Tuesday 10 January 1899. MENTONE. Arrived, Normania (sty t) [Jan. 8] Nice and Monaco.

 

LLOYD’S LIST – Wednesday 18 January 1899. Normania (sty t) [15] Mentone,, and left same day.

 

LLOYD’S LIST – Thursday 2 February 1899. PIRAEUS. Normania (yt) [25] C’nople.

 

LLOYD’S LIST – Wednesday 8 February 1899. ST. HELENA … passed from. Normania [16] Moulmein for Azores.

 

LLOYD’S LIST – Saturday 4 March 1899. PERA. Arrived, Normania (st yt) [Mar. 2].

 

SHIELDS DAILY NEWS – Thursday 9 March 1899. DARDANELLES … Passed down – Normania (yacht).

 

SHIELDS DAILY GAZETTE – Tuesday 14 March 1899. FOREIGN ARRIVALS. ST. MICHAEL’S, March 12.- Normania, Moulmein for orders.

 

LLOYD’S LIST – Tuesday 21 March 1899. NAPLES … Arrived Normania (sty t) [Mar 17].

 

LLOYD’S LIST – Thursday 23 March 1899. NAPLES … Sailed [Mar. 20] Souda Bay, Normania (st yt).

 

LLOYD’S LIST – Saturday 22 April 1899. GIBRALTAR … Arrived Normania (st yt) [Apr.20].

 

LLOYD’S LIST – Wednesday 26 April 1899. ST. CATHERINE’S POINT … passed east … Normania (st yt) (of Portsmouth).

 

LLOYD’S LIST – Thursday 11 May 1899. LISBON … Sailed [May 8] Normania (st yt).

 

LLOYD’S LIST – Friday 12 May 1899. GIBRALTAR … Sailed east … [May 10] Normania (st yt).

 

LLOYD’S LIST – Tuesday 16 May 1899. ALGIERS … Arrived Normania (st yt) [May 12] from Gibraltar. ALGIERS … Cleared … Normania (st yt) [May 13].

 

LLOYD’S LIST – Tuesday 6 June 1899. GIBRALTAR … Arrived [June 8] Normania (st yt).

 

LLOYD’S LIST – Thursday 8 June 1899. GIBRALTAR … Sailed Normania (st yt) west.

 

SPORTING LIFE – Monday 3 July 1899. “GOSPORT NOTES. The steam yacht Vanadis will undergo survey and extensive repairs. The Normania (Mr. H. O’Hagan) has sailed.”

 

THE SCOTSMAN – Wednesday 19 July 1899. GRANTON.- Sailed, Normania, s. yacht, for Norway, cruising.

Normania crew members were keen competitors in the races for yachts' cutters and yachts' gigs at the local Rowhedge and Wivenhoe regattas.

Transcripts from the Portsmouth History Centre. Only local men noted below.

 

Capt. Henry LAWS lived in Rowhedge.

 

Vessel: NORMANIA       

Dates: 27/6/1898 to 10/9/1898

Official number: 87431 

List type: A3

Ownership: CAMPER & NICHOLSON        

Registered: PORTSMOUTH, 1/1884

Tonnage: 287 net

Archives: Portsmouth History Centre.

Local crewmen:

Henry LAWS, 43, b. Gosport, Master, last on Vanadis 1898

Isaac RICE, 36, b. Essex, Mate, last on Vanadis 1898

G. TABOR, 58, b. Wivenhoe, AB, last on Gundreda 1898

J. BELL, 33, b. Essex, Fireman, last on Vanadis 1898

Joseph WILLIS, 41, b. Wivenhoe, 1st Steward, last on Vanadis 1898

Wm. BROWN, 42, b. Wivenhoe, Chief Cook, last on Vanadis 1898

Hedley SARGEANT, 26, b. Essex, 2nd Engineer, last on Gundreda

Walter SHIPP, 21, b. Essex, [Tr]immer, last on Narissa 1897.

 

The Normania crew list for 1899 is at the National Archives, ref: BT 99/2086.

GUNDREDA, Official number: 102774                  

Year built: 1893. Date launched: 16/03/1893    

Vessel type: Steel Screw Steamer. Vessel description: Yacht, Schooner

Builder: Ramage & Ferguson, Leith. Yard: Victoria Yard no: 119

Tonnage: 294 grt / 163 nrt / 386 tm. Length: 171.8ft. Breadth: 22.0ft. Depth Draft:13.5ft.

Engine builder: Ramage & Ferguson, Leith. Engine detail: 1=Screw. T3cyl. (15, 24 & 39 - 24in)sc 84NHP.

First owner: Henry J. Barrett, Langford Park, Nr Maldon. Essex.

First port of register: London  

Subsequent owner and registration history: 1904 Register closed. 1912 Registered Colchester; by 1915 R. E. V. James, Southampton; by 1920±1930 The All Seas Marine & Salvage Co.Ltd., London. 1930 Register closed.

 

DARTMOUTH CHRONICLE – Friday 14 January 1898. “Mr. H. Adams, Duke Street, adjusted the compasses of the yacht Gundreda when she lay in Dartmouth harbour last week.”

 

DAILY TELEGRAPH – Tuesday 18 January 1898. “NOTES FROM GIBRALTAR… R.T.Y.C. yacht Gundreda, from Dartmouth, … in port, bound for a Mediterranean cruise.

 

LLOYD’S LIST – Monday 14 February 1898. “MALTA, arrived … N.C.K.B. (Gundreda, stm yt) [BY TEL. FEB.14, 7.25 a.m.].

 

LLOYD’S LIST – Thursday 17 March 1898. “PALERMO, arrived [Mar.15] Gundreda (st yt), Messina.

 

LLOYD’S LIST – Tuesday 12 April 1898. “BRIGHTLINGSEA, arrived Gundreda (st yt) [Apr.10] Gibraltar.

 

Vessel: NORMANIA       

Dates: 16/11/1899  to 15/5/1900

Official number: 87431 

List type: A3

Ownership: OSBORNE O'HAGAN, 3 TOKENHOUSE BUILDINGS, LONDON EC  

Registered: PORTSMOUTH, 7/1884

Tonnage: 287 net

Archives: Portsmouth History Centre

Henry LAWS, 44, b. Gosport, Master, same ship 1899

Isaac RICE, 36, b. Essex, Mate, same ship 1899

John BOWLES, 36, b. Essex, 2nd Mate, same ship 1899

A. BU[…], 26, b. Essex, AB, last on Friska 1899

H. STOKES, 25, b. Essex, AB, last on Bakaloum 1899

W. POOLEY, 25, b. Essex, AB, last on Marguerite 1899

R. BRUSTED, 41, b. Essex, AB, last on Dorothy 1899

J. FROST, 38, b. Essex, AB, last on Cicely 1899

H. Wade, 31, b. Essex, 2nd Engineer, same ship 1899

J. BELL, 34, b. Essex, Fireman, same ship 1899

Arthur BEALES, 26, b. Essex, Fireman, last on Amy 1899

Joseph WILLIS, 45, b. Essex, Chief Steward, same ship 1899

Alfred BROWN, 29, b. Essex, 2nd Steward, last on Golden Eagle 1899

Horace BARKER, 23, b. Essex, Messroom Steward, last on St. Kilda 1899

Charles BIRD, 28, b. Essex, 2nd Cook, last on Golden Eagle 1899

George WADE, 25, b. Essex, Forecastle Cook, last on Margarite (sic) 1899.

 

Vessel: NORMANIA       

Dates: 19/12/1900  to 23/4/1901

Official number: 87431 

List type: A3

Ownership: HENRY O'HAGAN, 3 TOKENHOUSE BUILDINGS, LONDON EC       

Registered: PORTSMOUTH, 1/1884

Tonnage: 287 net

Archives: Portsmouth History Centre.

Henry LAWS, 45, b. Gosport, Master, same ship 1900

William HATCH, 50. B. Essex, 2nd Mate, last on Normania 1900

Arthur SMITH, 27, b. Essex, 1st Quartermaster, last on Harlech Castle 1900

J. ENNEW, 20, b. Rowhedge, AB, last on Eryana 1900

H. WADE, 32, b. Essex, 2nd Engineer, last on St. Kilda 1900

J. CROSBY, 26. b. Essex, Fireman, last on Normania 1900

J. WILLIS, 45, b. Essex, Chief Steward, last on Normania 1900

Alfred BROWN, 31, b. Essex, 2nd Steward, last on Normania 1900

James LILLEY, 35, b. Essex, 3rd Messroom Steward, last on Island Home 1900

Henry Bartlett COX, 28, b. Wivenhoe, 2nd Cook, last on Freda 1900

Joseph BROWN, 36, b. Essex, Forecastle Cook, last on Freda 1900.

 

Vessel: NORMANIA       

Dates: 1903 to 5/9/1903

Official number: 87431

List type: A3

Ownership: H O'HAGAN, TOKENHOUSE YARD, CITY OF LONDON

Registered: PORTSMOUTH, 7/1884

Tonnage: 288 net

Archives: Portsmouth History Centre.

Henry LAWS, 48, b. Gosport, Master, same ship 1903

B. BARKER, 63, b. Essex, Mate, last on Gundreda 1903

W. HATCH, 52, b. Essex, 2nd Mate, same ship 1903

H. MILLS, 29, b. Essex, Carpenter, last on Gundreda 1903

R. WRINGE, 19, b. Essex, AB, last on Afria[…] 1903

R. BROWN, 28, b. Essex, 2nd Engineer, same ship 1903

James CROSBY, 29, b. Essex, Fireman, last on Gundreda 1903

W. WOODS, 26, b. Essex, Fireman, last on Jarta 1903

J. STEWART, 33, b. Colne (the place or the river?), Fireman, last on Orinoco 1903

J. WILLIS, 47, b. Essex, 1st Steward, same ship 1903

John HOWARD, 26, b. Essex, Messroom Steward, last on Clara 1903

Harry BIRD, 27, b. Essex, Laundryman, First Ship

Walter CHAMBERLAIN, 43, b. Essex, 2nd Cook, last on City of London 1903

T. MASON, 23, b. Essex, AB, last on Sundent (Sundet or Sundew?)1903.

FIELD – Saturday 28 March 1903. “ROWHEDGE.- The Donyland Shipyard … Gundreda, Mr. J.T.L. Ross, has undergone alterations to bath room and cabins, re-caulking decks, new stanchions, &c.

 

DARTMOUTH CHRONICLE – Friday 1 May 1903. “YACHTING – FITTING OUT.- Gundreda, s.s., Mr. J.K.L. Ross.” Gundreda was still at Dartmouth, “on the station,” 19 June.

 

LLOYD’S LIST – Tuesday 29 September 1903. “NEW YORK, arrived, Gundreda (st yt) from Sydney, CB. [Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada].

Also noted as “cleared” at Newport, Rhode Island.

Normania's registration was closed in 1905.

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