Mariner (1809 ship)

Mariner was launched at Philadelphia in 1809. The British seized her for trading with the French and she became a British merchantman. She was wrecked in July 1823.

United Kingdom
Name: Mariner
  • 1811:Alder & Co.
  • 1816:Birdwood & Co.
  • 1818:Boson & Co.
  • 1823:Evans & Co.
Builder: Philadelphia[1]
Launched: 1809[1]
Fate: Wrecked 1 July 1823
General characteristics
Tons burthen: 262, or 2627594,[1] (bm)
Length: 91 ft 5 in (27.9 m)[1]
Beam: 26 ft 3 in (8.0 m)[1]
Propulsion: Sail
Armament: 6 × 18-pounder carronades


Mariner was condemned in Prize Court on 4 February 1810 for trading with the French.[1]

Mariner first appeared in Lloyd's Register (LR) in 1811 with Rd. Yeo, master, Alder & Co., owners, and trade Plymouth.[2] The next year her master changed to W. Rutter, and her trade was listed as "London transport". In 1816 her owner was Birdwood & Co.

LR for 1820 showed Mariner with J.Collett, master, Boson & Co., owner, and trade Plymouth–Leghorn, changing to London–Jamaica. She had undergone a large repair in 1815.[3]


LR in 1824 showed Mariner with J. Douglas, master, Evans, owner, and trade Liverpool-New South Wales.[4]

Lloyd's List reported on 17 February 1824 that Mariner, Douglas, master, had sailed from New South Wales for Rio de Janeiro and England on 11 March 1823. She had stopped at the Bay of Islands, New Zealand, in April and had left there on 2 May. She had not been heard of since leaving New Zealand.[5]

Mariner was wrecked on 1 July 1823 on Chiloé Island, in the Chiloé Archipelago, Chile. Three crew members lost their lives.[6] [7]

Citations and references


  1. Hackman (2001), p. 295.
  2. LR (1811), Supple. pages "M", Seq.№M38.
  3. LR (1820), Seq.№M355.
  4. LR (1824), Seq.№M395.
  5. LL №5882.
  6. "(untitled)". The Times (12325). London. 29 April 1824. col D-E, p. 2.
  7. LL №5903.


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