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.

United Kingdom
Name: Barton
Owner: Barkworth & Hawkes[1]
Builder: Barkworth & Hawkes, Hull, Yorkshire[1]
Launched: 1811
Fate: Wrecked 9 September 1823
General characteristics
Tons burthen: 447[2] (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.[2]

Year Master Owner Trade Notes & source
1815 W. Walker Barkworth London transport
London–West Indies
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.[3]

One list of "Licensed Ships" shows Barton sailing from Southampton to Bombay in 1818.[4] A list in Lloyd's Register shows Barton, T. Forest, master, sailing on 18 August 1818 to Bombay.[5]

The Register of Shipping for 1824 showed Barton, J. Bacon, master, Barkworth, owner, and trade Hull-Petersburg, Russia.[6]


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.[7]

Citations and references



  • Hackman, Rowan (2001). Ships of the East India Company. Gravesend, Kent: World Ship Society. ISBN 0-905617-96-7.
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