Trelawney (1809 ship)

Trelawney was launched in 1809 at Whitby as a West Indiaman. She was wrecked on 22 January 1819.

United Kingdom
Launched1809, Whitby[1]
FateWrecked 19 January 1819
General characteristics
Tons burthen450,[3] or 455[4][1] (bm)
Length35 ft (10.7 m)[2]
Beam9 ft (2.7 m)[2]
Armament10 × 6-pounder guns


Trelawney first appeared in Lloyd's Register (LR) in 1811.[4] However, in 1810, Trelawny, Bogg, master, was already trading with Jamaica.

Year Master Owner Trade Source
1811 J.Boag
Sterling Greenock–Jamaica LR


On 22 January 1819, Trelawney, Reid, master, was on her way from Greenock to Jamaica when she ran aground between Saltcoats and Irvin. Some of the cargo was saved.[5] The location (55°37.5′N 4°45′W / 55.6250°N 4.750°W / 55.6250; -4.750) was near Stevenston, in the Bay of Irvine, Firth of Clyde.[2]

Nineteen people died in the wrecking, including four men who lost their lives in the rescue attempt. Ten people were saved – five seamen and the five passengers.[3]

Citations and referencesEdit


  1. ^ a b Weatherill (1908), p. 120.
  2. ^ a b c Canmore: Archeology Notes.
  3. ^ a b Allen (1823), p. 288.
  4. ^ a b LR (1811), Seq.No.T370.
  5. ^ "The Marine List". Lloyd's List. No. 5356. 29 January 1819. Retrieved 28 July 2022.


  • Allen, William (1823). Accounts of shipwreck and of other disasters at sea: designed to be interesting and useful to mariners, with an appendix, containing Dr. Payson's address to seamen and a few prayers for their use.
  • Weatherill, Richard (1908). The ancient port of Whitby and its shipping. Whitby: Horne and Son.