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Re: [TSL] Number of crew on the 3 masted ship, Sea in 1853
NANCY HANIFIN <nancyneehanifin@gmail.com> on 07/04/2013

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http://www.norwayheritage.com/articles/templates/ships.asp?articleid=22&zoneid=5


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On Jul 4, 2013, at 8:49 AM, Susan Swiggum <swig@ns.sympatico.ca> wrote:

> Hey Bob,
> 
> I am going to give you a non-answer answer and I have Cc'd Mariners 
> List, so you might get a private answer from someone on that list.
> 
> I do know that the number of  crew would depend on whether SEA was 
> sailing, rigged as a ship or a barque.   I _think_ ship-rigged required 
> fewer crew, but I may have that back to front.    For memory for 
> instance, I see emigrant vessels arriving at Quebec, barque-rigged, with 
> passengers and then eastbound with lumber, ship-rigged.
> 
> Sue
> 
> On 7/3/2013 9:55 PM, Robert McKenzie wrote:
>> G'day Listers
>> Trying to ascertain if the following crew would be sufficient to sail an 840
>> ton, three masted ship in ballast from Melbourne, Australia to Peru?
>> The crew of the Sea consisted of Captain Jas. McKay, Wm. McKay (chief
>> officer), W. Boyd (second ditto), Neil McLeod (boatswain), Carpenter,
>> seventeen able bodied seaman, one ordinary ditto, and two boys-in all,
>> twenty five.
>> On previous voyages she had crews of 40 and 37!
>> She was wrecked on Nepean Reef with this crew in 1853, and newspapers of the
>> day reported that some crew may have been in irons.
>> Would a crew of 25 be a 'normal' crew for such a vessel on such a journey?
>> There was one newspaper report that said she was bound for Sydney, Australia
>> then Peru.
>> 
>> Cheers....Bob
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