The webmaster has a few 'Lloyd's Registers' available to him ex Google books thru 1889/90 - see left. long, schooner rigged, signal letters WMJF, launched, on Jul. Tully, daughter of John Tully, the managing owner of 'J. Agnes Rock lighthouse became visible in different directions. The Court determined that Captain Wishart was alone responsible for the stranding. Per 1 (text & image, 60% down), 2 (data), 3 (brief ref.), 4 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). long perpendicular to perpendicular, signal letters HTFV. wreck data, John Wishart, Captain of Toledo, 1884/1898), 3 ('pdf', Board of Trade Toledo 1898 wreck Inquiry), 4 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). At about 8 p.m., the fog cleared, & both Bishop Rock Light & St. Thompson and Sons Ltd.' but see other links re such artwork. of Glasgow, Scotland, became the vessel's owner for service to Australia. 10, 1868, the vessel left Calcutta, India, with a cargo of rice for Port Louis, Mauritius. 11, 1868, while still at Port Louis unloading her cargo, a violent hurricane hit the area, as a result of which the vessel 'parted from her anchors', was driven ashore & became 'utterly wrecked'. Built by Robert Thompson (1797-1860) for & named after, I presume, Edmund Graham, ship owner, of Newcastle, who certainly owned the vessel in 1858 per Christie's Shipping Register. 5, 1865, when at Bombay, India, the vessel, loaded with cotton & ready for sea, was damaged by Innisfallen (built in 1864 at West Hartlepool by Pile Spence & Co.) which broke her moorings in high winds & hit Edmund Graham amidships, causing considerable damage. 01, 1882 edition of 'The Marine Engineer') 2 (data incl. The vessel continued at full speed in conditions which were in & out of dense fog, apparently without a bow look-out. The crew, some in their night clothes, took to ship's boats but were unaware of their location. It would seem that Alfred Wallis (1855/1942), (A), a 'primitive' artist, painted the ship, but I have not been able to WWW find an image.
A pilot saw the boats' blue lights, came to their rescue, & towed them to St. In particular he had underestimated the strength of the tide which was setting the ship to the north-east, had not slowed the ship in fog, had not maintained a forward lookout nor used the lead. The vessel's position was established at noon that day, & a course set for a point 8 1/2 miles S. The captain 'was not in the habit of consulting with any of his officers with regard to the navigation of the ship', & the chief officer did not calculate the ship's latitude. A most unusual incident - actually hitting the rock. ), the ship broke her back behind the bridge, her stern disappearing underwater. 9, 1898, at about midnight, while en route from Plymouth to Cardiff, in ballast, the vessel grounded at Longships Lighthouse 1 1/4 miles off Land's End, Cornwall. The wreck lies on the western side of the rocks in 12 metres of water. I spotted a reference to negligence being the cause, presumably established by an official inquiry. The wreck sat perched there for over a year, I read. 14, 1899, I think that is correct, per Lockett Graham (thanks! ), 2 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). In 1854, Robert Thompson #2 left the partnership to form his own shipbuilding business. Thompson & Sons', & his three sons, Robert Thompson #3 (1850/1908), Joseph Lowes Thompson #2 (1853/1903) & Charles Elliott Thompson (1855/1910), joined the business. The later history, including the significant involvement of James Marr, later Sir James Marr, must come to these pages well 'later', when I understand the history better than I do at this moment. in size (11.05 x 8.75 in.) Published by the company itself. At left is a 'JLT' uniform button, which, per 'southern1954' (thanks! Across the upright of the T is a circle containing what appears to be a bent arm with the hand holding a spear. That 'Crown' yard remained a separate facility until it was closed in 1958. It is possible that the vessel was lost but it also could have been renamed. to Edmund Graham of Newcastle, above the Vencedora image), 2 & 3 (oil painting of Edmund Graham by artist Richard Archibald Ray), 4 (damaged at Bombay in 1865), 5 (insurance claim related to the 1868 loss of Edmund Graham at Mauritius - many similar references), 6 & 7 (1868 hurricane at Mauritius). The ship would seem to have been then owned by 'Foley', though I have not spotted a reference to that name in Lloyd's Register. Robert #1 died in 1860 at the relatively young age of 63, & that same year John retired from the business, which then came under the control of Joseph Lowes Thompson #1, the one son left in the business. At about 1893, Joseph Lowes Thompson #2 retired due to ill health, and his 3 sons continued the business under the leadership of Robert Thompson #3. In 1946, a brochure entitled 'One Hundred Years of Joseph L. There is also something hanging from the end of the spear.' The button is not very big (about 25 mm diameter) & the detail is small! In that regard I have read (a large 'pdf' file, page 14) that in 1946, 'J. If you can add to the record, your contribution would be most welcome. At top left is a page from the booklet 'One Hundred Years of Joseph L.