Emilia_1788

British Southern Voyage

WRIBV030300
VesselEmilia
MasterJames Shields
Departure1788-08-07
Return (days)1790-03-12 (583)
Port (dock)London
DestinationPacific Ocean
East/ WestWest
Cargo140 tuns sperm oil
SourcesSST1; SST2; SST3; BB
ReportsReported 27 March 1789 heading round the Horn from Rio 23 December 1788
NotesFirst whaleship round Cape Horn. 'Enderby , on the success of our ship depends the establishment of the Fishery in the South Pacific Ocean. Hope of Dunkirk reported cargo as 150 tuns. served as a harpooner on the Emilia on her 1788 voyage to the Pacific , returned to Nantucket 1802 [WD p. 353]

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