Ship' City of Corinth'

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nelmit
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Re: Ship' City of Corinth'

Post by nelmit » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:40 am

Maybe a look at the will of the Captain Duncan Taylor who died in 1883 might help. :D

He got his Master's certificate in 1856.

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Ann In the UK
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Re: Ship' City of Corinth'

Post by Ann In the UK » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:55 am

Last one - looks to me like father and son certs.

Duncan snr, born Saltcoats c1833
Duncan jnr born Saltcoats 1861 - became apprentice on Corinth in 1879.

Both are listed here in '79 and 1881

http://mariners.records.nsw.gov.au/1879/07/059cit.htm
http://mariners.records.nsw.gov.au/1881/07/111cor.htm

Currie
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Re: Ship' City of Corinth'

Post by Currie » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:06 pm

Hello all,

The master of the City of Corinth, Neil McKelvie, died in Calcutta in July 1870, on the ship’s maiden voyage. Reports from October 1870 have Taylor as the master and in January 1871 it’s Duncan Taylor.

According to this Australian newspaper the master of the City of Corinth in 1888 was Captain James Taylor from Coatbridge, who was well known in the colonies. http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article ... rchLimits=

In the same newspaper there is a report soon after the accident that he was the second son of James Taylor, Coatbridge, but the image is “coming soon.”

All the best,
Alan

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Re: Ship' City of Corinth'

Post by Ann In the UK » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:27 pm

Looks like this could be him (Wreck of the Roseneath)
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/47050060

(Edit: Sorry, the son - can't see a Master certificate, only a Mate, suggesting he never went any higher).
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vantaykay
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Re: Ship' City of Corinth'

Post by vantaykay » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:29 pm

Wow! thanks everyone. I am more confused than every :lol:

Let me give you the info I have about him. Duncan Taylor was born in Stevenston Aryshire about 1833, in 1861 he was in the Royal Navy and was an Able Seamen. Then in 1881 he received his certificate for his masters. He was married to Mary Martin. Duncan died at sea on the 19 Sep 1883. His parents were Gilbert Taylor seaman and Elizabeth McKinnon

Now to confuse matters. I do have another Duncan Taylor born 15 Oct 1835 in Saltcoats. (Cousin to the above) Who was married to Marion Campbell. He was the first mate on the ship 'Roseneath' that sank out side the harbour of Port Patrick. Duncan , Marion and their 2 year old son drowned with 3 others. His Parents were Merchant seaman Archibald Taylor and Catherine Sinclair.

Plus another one Duncan Taylor born 1836 and was an Able seaman on the Royal Navy ship the 'Commodore' (No.2).

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Re: Ship' City of Corinth'

Post by Ann In the UK » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:32 pm

Oh well at least we hit one of them!

(Wish you'd posted those extra details earlier - save us going over ground you've already covered).

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Re: Ship' City of Corinth'

Post by vantaykay » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:06 pm

Thanks Ann, some of the sites you gave me I have not seen in my research so your time was not wasted. Now I have them I can look for the other mariners on my tree. So far I have 12 mariners to find info on.
I wonder why there are so many ships with the same names. It confuses one, I though sailors were superstitious and to sail on a ship with the same name as one that sunk, you would think they would be weary to work on it.

Thanks Alan - Captain James Taylor is not one of my ancestors. What a sad story though! The article in the Glasgow Herold that you posted is the right Duncan Taylor so it looks like he did his apprenticeship in the Royal Navy and then went over to the merchant navy.

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