"Michael Palmer" <firstname.lastname@example.org> on 03/23/2002
On Sun, 24 Mar 2002, <email@example.com> wrote:
> What and where can I find material on this one. Picture would be good,
> P List even better, anything will do for start.
The Hamburg ship BEAUSITE, C. J. S. Bruhn, master, arrived at Moreton Bay 22 August 1866, from Hamburg 12 May. If the Hamburg departure list for this voyage survives Eric and Rosemary Kopittke will have abstracted it.
The BEAUSITE was built by William Perrine, New York, in 1854, for Charles Sagory, and was launched as the NUREMBERG (registered New York 12 September 1854). 1086 tons; 180 x 37.5 x 24 feet (length x beam x depth of hold). She was intended for the Havre-New Orleans trade; her name was meant to appeal to German immigrants. She sailed in the Havre-New Orleans trade until at least 1861. The U.S. Civil War and the danger of Confederate commerce raiders forced many sailing lines to curtail or cease operations and to sell unneeded vessels. On 27 March 1863, the NUREMBERG was sold at Le Havre by her American owners to the Hamburg shipping firm of Joh. Ces. Goddefroy & Sohn, who on 4 April 1864 registered her at Hamburg under the name BEAUSITE. 466 Commerzlasten; 192.3 x 36 x 23.6 Hamburg Fuß (1 Hamburg Fuß = 0.286 meter), length x beam x depth of hold, "zwischen den Steven".
Master: 1863-1869 - C. J. S. Bruhn 1870 - F. C. A. Storm
Voyages: 1863 - Le Havre/Hamburg 1863/64 - Moreton Bay/Callao [arrived Moreton Bay 5 September 1863, from Hamburg 23 May; passenger list abstracted and published by the Kopittkes] 1864/65 - Moreton Bay/Callao [arrived Moreton Bay 6 February 1865, from Hamburg 22 October 1864; for an account of this voyage, see http://www.genealogy.com/genealogy/users/z/i/e/Alan-G- Ziegenfusz/ (all one line, no spaces)] 1866/67 - Moreton Bay/intermediate ports/Antwerp [arrived Moreton Bay 22 August 1866, from Hamburg 12 May] 1867/68 - New Orleans/intermediate ports/Callao/Chincha Islands, Peru 1869/70 - England/intermediate ports/ ...
The BEAUSITE ex NUREMBERG was condemned and sold at Montevideo in 1870.
Sources: William Armstrong Fairburn, _Merchant Sail_ (Center Lovell, Maine: Fairburn Marine Educational Foundation, [1945-1955]), V. 2826; Walter Kresse, ed., _Seeschiffs-Verzeichnis der Hamburger Reedereien, 1824- 1888_, Mitteilungen aus dem Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte, N. F., Bd. 5 (Hamburg: Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte, 1969), vol. 1, p. 173.
I have no record of a picture of this vessel as either the NUREMBERG or the BEAUSITE, but I would recommend that you contact in the first instance the Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte (http://www.hamburgmuseum.de/welcome_e.html), and if this institution has no pictorial representation then contact the Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum (http://www.dsm.de/DSM/edsm.htm) in Bremerhaven.