Barton (1811 ship)
Barton was launched at Hull in 1811. She sailed as a general trader and made voyages to the West Indies and the East Indies. She was lost in 1823 on a voyage to the Baltic.
|Owner:||Barkworth & Hawkes|
|Builder:||Barkworth & Hawkes, Hull, Yorkshire|
|Fate:||Wrecked 9 September 1823|
|Tons burthen:||447 (bm)|
|Armament:||6 × 6-pounder guns + 10 × 18-pounder guns ("of the New Construction")|
Barton first appeared in Lloyd's Register in 1811 with Mason, master, Barkworth, owner, and trade London–Jamaica.
|Year||Master||Owner||Trade||Notes & source|
|1815||W. Walker||Barkworth||London transport
|Register of Shipping|
|1820||Gouir||Barkworth||London–Java||Damages repaired 1815; Lloyd's Register|
|1820||Nelson||Barkworth||Southampton–Saint Helena||Register of Shipping|
In 1813 the British East India Company (EIC) lost its monopoly on trade between Britain and India. Many shipowners then sailed their vessels under a license from the EIC on voyages on that route.
One list of "Licensed Ships" shows Barton sailing from Southampton to Bombay in 1818. A list in Lloyd's Register shows Barton, T. Forest, master, sailing on 18 August 1818 to Bombay.
Barton, Bacon, master, was wrecked on 9 September 1823 on the west coast of Jutland while she was on a voyage from to Hull to Petersburg. Her crew were rescued.
Citations and references
- Hackman, Rowan (2001). Ships of the East India Company. Gravesend, Kent: World Ship Society. ISBN 0-905617-96-7.