John C. Munro
An iron full-rigged ship built in 1862 by James Laing, Sunderland.
Dimensions: 169"2'×28'2"×18'5" and tonnage: 612 tons.
- 1862 November 8
- Launched at the shipyard of James Laing, Sunderland, for George Lawson Munro & Co., London. Assigned the official British Reg. No. 45076 and signal .....
Employed in the China trade.
- Sailed from Amoy to New York in 99 days.
- LR 1872-73: Master: Captain J. Kidder.
- Sold to
Killick, Martin & Co., London. Captain J. Smith.
- Sold to Thomas Dobson Woodhead & Co., Hull. Probably reduced to barque rig at this time.
- Sold to Cockerline & Co., Hull [?].
- 1893 June 13
- Sold to Nils C. Corfitzon and partners, Helsingborg, for £ 1450 and was renamed Nornan. Assigned the official Swedish Reg. No. 612 and signal JBRV. The new measurements were 51,80×8,31×5,59 meters and 641 GRT, 618 NRT and 900 DWT.
Captain Edward Julius Hellgren, Helsingborg, owner of a 11/30 part was appointed master of the ship.
- 1896 June 15
- Sailed from Sydney with a cargo of guano [?] for Mauritius.
- 1896 July 1
- Wrecked on the east coast of Eastern Fields, British New Guinea, just east of the entrance to Torres Straits. The crew of the captain's boat was picked up by a steamer while the mate's boat managed to reach the coast of New Guinea.
- Square-rigged ships, general references.
- Svenska järn- och stålseglare.
Båtologen Årg. 29-31 (1991-93).
- MacGregor, David R.: The China Bird. The History of Captain Killick, and the Firm he Founded: Killick Martin & Company.
Conway Maritime Press, London, 1986 (2nd rev.). 4to, 224 pp, ill.
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