Dundee Shipping Companies 1834.

(SOURCE – DUNDEE DIRECTORY 1834)

DUNDEE, PERTH & LONDON SHIPPING CO.
Office and warehouses – Shore.

  DUNDEE DIRECTORS:  
John Alison George Duncan Andrew Low
William Boyack Peter Duncan David Martin
James Chalmers John Gray Robert Millar
     
  PERTH DIRECTORS:  
George Gray Robert Ross John Ross, jun.
Thomas Matthew and James Nicoll,  Managers

 

  AGENTS
London Mrs Elizabeth Hore, Hore’s Wharf, upward cargoes
  Colman & Jolland, Downe’s Wharf, downward cargoes
Glasgow John Crichton, Buchanan Street
Leith - David Smith, Dock Gates
Perth - Matthew and Garie, Canal Street

                                                           
VESSELS IN THE LONDON TRADE

Steam-Ships

Dundee, 280 horse –power; John Wishart, commander; Thomas Ewing, sailing-master
Perth, 280 horse-power; John Spink, commander; James Kidd, sailing-master


These two splendid steam-ships are the largest in the kingdom; and will commence plying betwixt Dundee and London early in the ensuing spring. They have very roomy holds for goods; capacious, airy and elegant cabins; and are fitted up very conveniently for the conveyance of horses, carriages, live-stock etc. – Dundee and the surrounding district will thus possess facilities of communication with the metropolis equal if not superior to any place in Britain.

  SMACKS  
Sovereign 200 tons Simmers
London 158 tons Abbot
Dundee 152 tons McGregor
Glasgow 144 tons Martin
Courier 170 tons Mills
Elbe 139 tons Lowson
Perth 136 tons Taylor
Olive 120 tons Caithness
Union 112 tons Anderson
One of these smacks sails from Dundee, and one from London, every Wednesday and Saturday night.
     
VESSELS IN THE GLASGOW TRADE
Anna 86 tons Maclean
Rose 87 tons Turnbull
Jane 85 tons Gowans
Forth 82 tons Simpson
Tid 80 tons Caithness
Mary 74 tons Spalding
These vessels carry goods for Liverpool to be forwarded from Glasgow by the steamers; one of them sails from Dundee generally every Wednesday and Saturday night.
     
VESSELS IN THE LEITH TRADE
Star 70 tons Phillips
Gipsey 65 tons Kincaid
Dame 64 tons Bell
Fishers 42 tons Milne
One of these vessels sails from Dundee, and one from Leith, every Wednesday and Saturday night.
     
VESSELS IN THE PERTH TRADE
Lark 62 tons Duthie
Tay 62 tons Crabb
Swan 61 tons Smith

                               
 Sir William Wallace, steam tug – 34 horse-power

The lighters, towed by the Sir William Wallace, keep up a communication betwixt Dundee and Perth several times a week. They carry goods to and from the Company’s regular London, Glasgow, and Leith traders, generally within a few hours of their time of sailing and arrival; and thus afford to Perth a facility of intercourse with these places which could not be attained by a direct trade with sail-vessels -----the river navigation being, without the aid of steam, very uncertain, and generally tedious.

HULL SHIPPING COMPANY.
Office 19 Castle Street
ROBERT CHRISTIE, Manager

  DIRECTORS  
John Calman Robert Davidson Alex. Lawson
George Duncan David Keith David Martin
Peter Duncan Andrew Low George Milln
     
  Agents  
Hull – John Thomson & Co   Perth – Alexander Matthew
Humber 116 tons Buist
Fame 105 tons Benvie
Tay 92 tons Glenday

 

One of these vessels sails from Dundee every Monday, and from Hull every Thursday.

NEWCASTLE SHIPPING COMPANY.
Office west side of Greenmarket
ALEXANDER RENTOUL, Manager
Joseph Shield, agent at Newcastle.

Antaeus 84 tons Sime
Tyne 68 tons Banks
Briton 75 tons Barron
One of these vessels is dispatched weekly from Dundee and Newcastle.

 

NEW NEWCASTLE SHIPPING COMPANY
Office foot of St. Andrew’s Street.
DAVID MYLES , Manager.

Union 72 tons Findlay
Eclipse 72 tons Walker

DUNDEE AND ABERDEEN TRADE
JOHN KENNEDY, Owner and Manager
Office – Exchange Buildings


Guthries
57 tons Cramond
Juno 44 tons Chapman
ANDREW ROBERTSON, Manager
Office – North side Wet Dock
Marquis of Huntly 54 tons Fletcher

 

DUNDEE AND LIVERPOOL TRADE


Edward
66 tons Tosh
Myrtle 58 tons Tosh
CHARLES TOSH, jun. Manager
Catherines 76 tons White
Origen 72 tons White
Stormont 65 tons White
WILLIAM ADAM, Manager

 

DUNDEE AND KIRKALDY TRADE
ANDERSON & CATHCART, Managers

Keltie 43 tons Scott
Prompt 40 tons Cameron

DUNDEE AND LEVEN TRADE

Helen &  Jean 37 tons Gourlay

              
DUNDEE AND NEWBURGH TRADE
Twice a week.

Fife Packet 40 tons Pitkethly

 

TAY  STEAM-PACKET COMPANY
JAMES CATANACH, Manager

Hero 32 horse-power Tosh
Atholl 32 horse-power ?

 

One of these packets plys daily between Dundee and Perth, leaving Dundee about three hours before high water, and Perth a little before the time of high water there, which is fully an hour after  high water at Dundee.  By referring to the tide-table,  therefore, the hours of sailing from the respective places may be easily ascertained.

WHALE  FISHING COMPANIES

DUNDEE WHALE FISHING COMPANY
Office Seagate
PAT. SMITH & WALTER NEWALL, Managers
Alexander 325 tons Thoms
Horn 370 tons Stevenson
     
TAY WHALE FISHING COMPANY
Office Seagate
JOHN HUME, Manager
Advice 325 tons Deuchars
Princess Charlotte 360 tons Adamson
     
UNION WHALE FISHING COMPANY
Office Seagate
PATRICK CAMERON,Manager
Ebor 278 tons Cameron
Thomas 356 tons Thoms
     
DOROTHY WHALE FISHING COMPANY
Office Seagate
JAMES LAW, Manager
Dorothy 370 tons Davidson
Friendship 305 tons Davidson
     
NEW WHALE FISHING COMPANY
Office Seagate
JAMES SOOT, Manager
Heroine 387 tons Welch

 

ADAMSON’S REPAIRING SLIP – SEAGATE

This slip is on the same principle as Morton’s patent slip, the purchase being attached to the cradle on which the vessels rest; and it is the only one in Scotland that has the benefit of a steam- engine. Vessels requiring repair are drawn from the water by means of the engine, which is of five horse power, in the most expeditious manner -  little more than an hour being required for the purpose.

With thanks to Linda Nicoll for compiling this list.