Date of Departure
Port of Departure
|Port of Call||
Port of Arrival
Date of Arrival
|1820||Valletta||Gibraltar||Calcutta||1821 Sep 27||Miller||Lloyd's List|
|1824, Aug 21||Madras||Rangoon||Falconer||Asiatic Journal Feb1825|
|1825, Apr 4||Bombay||Rangoon||Falconer||Asiatic Journal Nov1825|
|1827, Jul 17||Calcutta||Isle of France||Viles||Asiatic Journal Feb1828|
|1828||Isle of France||Madras & Eskapilly||Calcutta||1828, Jan 28||Viles||Asiatic Journal May & July 1828|
|1829 Jun 16||Calcutta||London||1829 Nov 4||Viles||Asiatic Journal Dec 1829|
|1830 Sep 2||Calcutta||Singapore||1830 Sep 26||J.B.Viles||Singapore Chronicle Oct 7, 1830|
|1833 Sep 21||Calcutta||Singapore||Whampoa (Canton)||1833 Dec 24||Robert Rayne||Log of the Ship David Clark 1833-1834|
|1834 Feb 5||Whampoa (Canton)||St Helena||London||1834 Jun 28||Robert Rayne||Log of the Ship David Clark 1833-1834|
|1837 Nov 14||Bombay||Singapore||Canton||1838 Feb 5||Hutchinson||Lloyd's List|
|1838 Mar 25||Canton||St Helena||London||1838 Sep 24||Hutchinson||Lloyd's List|
|1839 Jan 16||London||Sailed for India but returned to Cowes leaking then sailed for Greenock||Greenock||Callender||Lloyd's List|
|1839 Jun 13||Greenock||Rio de Janeiro||Port Phillip||1839 Oct 27||Mills||Shipping Arrivals and Departures Victorian Ports Vol 1|
|1839 Dec 19||Port Phillip||Bombay||1840 Mar 3||Bruce||Shipping Arrivals and Departures Victorian Ports Vol 1|
|1840 Mar 21||Bombay||Aden||Mills||Lloyd's List|
|1840||Aden||Bombay||1840 May 15||Mills||Lloyd's List|
|1840 Jun 26||Bombay||Calcutta||1840 Jul 6||Mills||Lloyd's List|
|1840||Calcutta||Cape Town||London||1841 Mar 19||Mills||Lloyd's List|
|1841 Jun 7||Plymouth||Hobart||1841 0ct 4||Mills||Shipping Arrivals and Departures Tasmania|
|1841 Oct 17||Hobart||Bombay||Wm.B. Mills||Shipping Arrivals and Departures Tasmania|
|1843-1848||Yet to be detailed|
|1852||Clyde||Bombay||1853 Jan 12||Boyd||Lloyd's List|
|1853 Feb 27||Bombay||Whampoa||1853 May 25||Boyd||Lloyd's List|
|1853 Jul 11||Canton||Manilla||1853 Jul 26||Boyd||Lloyd's List|
|1853 Sep 22||Manilla||London||Bond||Lloyd's List|
1. Melita Historica. 11(1993)2(143-156) [Link]
2. Brewington, M.V. & Brewington, Dorothy, The Marine Paintings and Drawings in the Peabody Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, 1968. pp26 & 48.
3. Phipps, John, A Collection of Papers, Relative to Ship Building in India, Scott and Co, Calcutta, 1840. p107. British Library, T35395.
4. State Records NSW: Colonial Secretary Papers, 1788-1825, [4/1785] p20, 1823, Apr 25. [Reel 6063].
5. Hackman, Rowan, Ships of the East India Company, World Ship Society, Gravesend, Kent, 2001. p267. I have been unable to locate Hackman's primary sources for the tonnage and builder's measurements. The rules for determining the tonnage and burthen of ships in Britain were governed by acts of Parliament that required the keel length, breadth and half the breadth be multiplied together and divided by ninety-four [Link]. The length of the keel is normally determined by subtracting three-fifths of the breadth from the length between perpendiculars, and the width is taken at the broadest point, less the thickness of any doubling planks.
6. Lloyd's List, London, 1820-1854. Nos 5426 & 5575.
7. Asiatic Journal and Montly Register for British India and its Dependencies, London, 1824, Vol XVIII, July to December, 1824, pp332-333
8. Lloyd's Register of British and Foreign Shipping 1833, London, 1833. Underwriters, Ships in the East India Company's Service, Season 1830.
9. National Archives UK: India Office Records. IOR/L/MAR/B/153A. Log of the Ship David Clark on a Voyage from Calcutta to Singapore, China and London. 19 August, 1833 to 28 June, 1834.
10. National Maritime Museum UK. Survey 764, London, 16th August 1834.
11. Lloyd's List, London, 1820-1854. Nos 7757, 7762 & 7764.
12. Greenock Advertiser, 14th June 1839. "Yesterday, the ship David Clark left this for Port Philip, New South Wales, with upwards of 220 passengers who intend to settle in that colony. They are cheifly agriculturalists, and from their appearance and behaviour are evidently much superior to the ordinary class of emigrants. This vessel was chartered by Government, and was inspected by the Agent General of Emigration, from the Colonial Office, London, who was highly pleased with her fitting up, and all the arrangements connected with her." Several advertisements, calling for various classes of workers and tradesman as well as married couples under the age of fifty to apply to emigrate to New South Wales, had appeared in the Greenock Advertiser during the earlier months of 1839.
13. Syme, Marten A., Shipping Arrivals and Departures, Victorian Ports, Volume 1, 1788-1845, Roebuck Book, 1984-2006. p.39.
14. Hawkins Nicholson, Ian, Shipping Arrivals and Departures Tasmania Volume II 1834-1842 (Parts I, II and III) and Gazetteer of Tasmanian Shipping 1803-1842 (part IV), Roebuck, Woden, A.C.T. 1983, p208.
15. Lloyd's List, London, 1820-1854. Nos 12397, 12406, 12407 & 12446.
16. Lloyd's List, London, 1820-1854. Nos 12499, 12508 & 12523.
17. Lloyd's List, London, 1820-1854. Nos 12589, 12601 & 12602.
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