Is there a picture or plans of this ship.
Interested as a relative John Goodridge Paul died whilst on board.
Lady Montague –763 tons
John Vaux : ship owner Southampton
11th. March 1848 – launched - the Lady Montague of 800 tons was launched from ship-building yard of Mr.Vaux at Northam (River Itchen – Southampton)
22nd April 1848 sailed Southampton Water for Aden with coal for P & O
Capt. Wells. Mate J R Smith, 5 apprentices (Mansbridge, Millard, Lee, Paul, Oscroft). Midshipman Brazier, 36 crew
six weeks Capt. Wells died, & James Robinson Smith took command.
Called at Mauritius
Aden – Bombay to Canton, Whampoa, traded between Amoy, Shanghae, & Hong Kong.
28 June 1849 at Hong Kong
John Vaux, owner, claimed Captain Samuel Robinson Smith traded on his own account contrary to his orders to bring the vessel home.
Cumsingmoon (between Hong Kong & Whampoa.) took on board 450 indentured Chinese
Chinese told California gold diggings but destination was Callao for loading guano ships at the Peruvian islands.[
17th. Feb 1850 sailed from Cumsingmoon, via Sumatra early March.
13th. April arrived Hobart Town (short of water/provisions)
30th. April sailed Hobart Town for Lima
27th. June arrived Callao
On return to Hong Kong owners had Capt. Smith superseded by Capt. Le Shaw for passage back to England via Sickness resulted in nearly 300 emigrants & crew perishing during the four months before reaching the Peruvian coast It was 12 months before she returned to Hong Kong.
21 April 1851 at Hong Kong
Singapore, Madras, Cape of Good Hope, St. Helena
Lady Montague reached the Cove of Cork after more than four years – new Capt. Also Dismissed.
Among 275 who died during voyage, doctor (shipped in China), Second Mate Brazier (promoted midshipman) & Apprentice John Goodridge Paul..
Apprentice Lee invalided & landed at Hobart.
John Paul died 3 days after leaving Hobart. (in 1850 aged 21)
Apprentice Oscroft deserted at Calao.