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I apologize for the other postings; not sure why they were messed up, other than I did do a cut and paste.
Moderators; Please delete the first two postings on this subject


I am trying to locate information on the Brigantine Fame (early 1800s).

I have for years wanted to model this vessel, but have yet to see a picture, nor full specifications for her.


If anyone knows a resource I could pursue, I would be most appreciative.

Information that I do have;


She used to ply the North Atlantic between England, Ireland Canada, New York and Southern USA, in the early to mid 1800s.

In 1818 she was captained by Captain James Hardy.

Bits and Pieces of her History;

In 1811 her Captain;
List of Passengers per Ship FAME, Captain William Pollock, arrived at Philadelphia from Derry, 31 August, 1811, in 63 days.

In 1818 her Captain;
It was 16/August/1818; when Captain James Hardy, in his 350 tons burthen, Brigantine Fame, set sail from the Port of Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland carrying passengers bound for South Carolina, in the Americas.

There are slight discrepancies around dates of the Brigantine Fame Sailing and going aground; The Acadian Reporter, dated 10/Oct/1818, says went aground Sunday ult., which is the Sunday before, which was Sunday, 04/October/1818. Lloyds of London in their Shipping News also says she went aground on 04/Oct/1818. Therefore will take it to be grounded, 04/October/1818.

From Grenwich Museum;
Lloyd's List
No. 5331  London, Tuesday, November 10, 1818 Printed by W. Philips, George Yard, Lombard Street

The Fame, Hardy, from Belfast, was driven on shore at Cole Harbour during a gale of wind on 4th ulto. but was soon got off, and having had some slight repairs and was carried into Halifax, and was refitting on the 22d ulto.

FAME - 1814
(Green Book - Underwriters)
Master:  Captain R. Dye
Rigging:  Ship; single deck with beams; sheathed with copper over boards in 1809
Tonnage:  265 tons
Construction:  in Hull; vessel 18 years old
Owners:  B. Holland
Draught under load: 
13 feet
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  sailed on transport

(Red Book - Shipowners)
Master:  Captain R. Dye
Rigging:  Ship; single deck with beams; sheathed with copper over boards in 1809
Tonnage:  263 tons
Construction:  1796 in Selby
Owners:  B. Holland
Draught under load:  14 feet
Port of survey: London
Voyage:  sailed for Gibraltar

I have for years wanted to model this vessel, but have yet to see a picture, nor full specifications for her.

If anyone knows a resource I could pursue, I would be most appreciative.

Thank You.
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Re: Brigantine Fame (Hopefully this is a better post than the 1st two)
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2020, 09:43:30 PM »

Two earlier posts removed at OP's request.

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