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Thread #45251   Message #668656
Posted By: Les from Hull
13-Mar-02 - 07:41 PM
Thread Name: when was the Bonny ship the diamond lost
Subject: RE: when was the Bonny ship the diamond lost
More information on the other Aberdeen whaling ships mentioned by Susanne

Bon Accord (363 tons, Bon Accord Whale Fishing Company, Aberdeen) had her first voyage in 1813 and was still mentioned in 1833).

Hercules of the Aberdeen Whale Fishing Company, sailed from 1798 till sold into the timber trade in 1834.

Jane (of the Union Whale Fishing company, Aberdeen) was first mentioned in 1804, and, on 10 August 1810, landed the largest cargo of whale oil ever brought into Aberdeen from 17 whales (after giving a 'fish and a half' to another ship). Apparantly, this gave rise to a song

We'll gae into Jean Mackenzie's
And buy a pint of o' gin
And drink it on the jetty
When the Jane comes in

(quoted by Mr James Pyper in an article in the Scottish Naturalist)

Sadly, Jane was wrecked on 24 June 1829, although the crew was saved.