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From: Roger Partridge <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] Albert Death of Brightlingsea
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2008 20:44:18 +0100
Hi Alan & Listers !
I'm only guessing but I would have thought that the National Maritime
at Greenwich would be the first place to try for details of this
schooner - and
they may even have a photograph ?
Best Wishes ! Roger.
On 22 Oct 2008, at 15:48, wrote:
> Albert Death, born 1872 in Brightlingsea was the brother in law of my
> GGrandfather Thomas Whisson Peggs . In May 1911 Thomas signed on as
> a seaman
> on the Schooner Oceana, the master of which was Albert. I have a
> copy of the Crew
> List which states that the voyage, which began and ended in
> lasted until October 1911.
> The Oceana was owned by Gilbert Augustus Tonge a wealthy business
> man with a
> large estate in Cowlinge Suffolk.
> The purpose of the voyage was given as "cruising for pleasure to
> any British
> or Foreign ports the owner or master may deem proper".
> My researches seem to indicate that the Oceana may have been used
> for racing.
> Can any one provide me with further details of the Oceana, its
> voyages and
> design. A Picture would be "the holy grail"
> Alan Peggs