Ships built by the Harries family at Aberaeron, Cardiganshire 1838-1864

YEAR BUILT NAME RIG TONNAGE BUILDER  

1838 FAIR HOPE [1] SLOOP 37 JOHN HARRIES

1840 ORION SMACK 30 JOHN HARRIES

1843 ANDES [2] SMACK 35 JOHN HARRIES

1844 JOHN AND HENRY SCHOONER 88 JOHN HARRIES

 

1846 BROTHERS SMACK 31 J & H HARRIES

1847 CAMDEN SCHOONER 69 J & H HARRIES

1848 AERON VALE BRIG 129 J & H HARRIES

1848 PANDORA SCHOONER 79 J & H HARRIES

1849 HENRY AND DORA [3] BRIGANTINE 119 J & H HARRIES

1849 LETITIA SCHOONER 61 J & H HARRIES

1849 MOUNTAIN LASS BRIGANTINE 112 J & H HARRIES

1849 PUELLA SCHOONER 99 J & H HARRIES

 

1852 GLYN AERON SCHOONER 65 J HARRIS II

1855 WILLIAM MARY [4] BRIG 239 J HARRIES

1857 EDWARD JOHN [5] SCHOONER 137 J HARRIES

1858 ALL RIGHT [6] SMACK 39 J HARRIES

1858 ARICA SCHOONER 111 J HARRIES

1859 LEANDER SCHOONER 72 J HARRIES

1859 MARIA ANNA BRIGANTINE 143 J HARRIES

1861 LIMA [7] BRIG 215 J HARRIES

1862 MARTHA JANE [8] SMACK 29 J HARRIES

1863 GWLADYS [9] BRIGANTINE 157 H HARRIES

1864 ORONSA BRIGANTINE 158 J HARRIES

 

 

1.        RAN MONTHLY SERVICE TO BRISTOL 1850-1878

2.        RAN MONTHLY SERVICE TO BRISTOL 1850-1880 FOUNDERED 1880

3.        WRECKED FEB 1869 ON PORTLAND BREAKWATER

4.        LOST BLACK SEA 1859

5.        WRECKED CROSBY CHANNEL 1876

6.        POSSIBLY BUILT BY EVAN JONES?

7.        LOST OFF NEWRY OCT 1866

8.        WRECKED LLANON SEPT 1903

9.        BUILT AT PERIS LLANSANTFFRAED BY HENRY HARRIES PROBABLY COMPLETED AT ABERAERON

 

 

 

 

Ships built by Henry Harries at Peris, Llansantffraed, Cardiganshire 1852-1864

Year built Name Rig Tonnage Fate

1852 PRIMA SMACK 36 BROKEN UP 1902

 

1852 ALBION BRIG 157 ABANDONED OFF CAPE FINISTERRE 1868

 

1854 ENGRATEIA BRIG 203 SOLD GALVESTON AS A WRECK

1855 LUNARIA BARQUE 206 WRECKED EAST LONDON S. AFRICA 1861

 

1856 ADORAM SCHOONER 85 WRECKED MUGLINE ROCKS DUBLIN BAY 1874

 

1858 MAJESTIC SQUARE 248 WRECKED NEAR PORTO SIGURO BAHIA 1875

1859 PRIMA DONIA BRIGANTINE 130 FOUNDERED AT SEA 1870

1882 LEANDER SCHOONER 71 TRANSFERRED TO CARDIGAN

1860 ARETAS BRIGANTINE 124 WRECKED TERSCHELLING ISLAND 1863

1861 CONVOY BRIG 204 WRECKED 60 MILES SOUTH OF BAHIA 1878

 

1862 ANN ELIZA SMACK 44 WRECKED RAMSEY SOUND

1863 GWLADYS BRIGANTINE 164 FOUNDERED HARTLAND POINT 1891

 

1864 ISABELLA SCHOONER 69 SUPPOSED LOST WITH ALL HANDS - NOT HEARD OF

SINCE DECEMBER 1866

 

Sources of information:-

 

Maritime Heritage - The ships and seamen of Southern Ceredigion by J Geraint Jenkins.

 

Aberaeron: The Community and Seafaring 1800-1900 by David Lewis Jones;

Ceredigion, Vol. VI/2 1969

 

Aberaeron: by W J Lewis - Cambrian Press Aberystwyth

 

'The Growth and Decline of Cardiganshire Shipbuilding from 1740-1914 with special reference to Llansantffraid'. M. Phil. thesis of the late G. Ivor Thomas, former Vicar of Llansantffraed 1994.

 

Llanon website http://www.llanon.org.uk

 

Pictures of ships connected with Aberaeron harbour, including some of the above, can be seen at:-

 

http://www.gtj.org.uk/en/themeitems/2212

 

July 2006