Lubbock states that he has tried to give a complete history of the whaling trade, its ships and seamen, from the earliest days right down to the outbreak of the Great War.
This list has been compiled for the Whalers' Heritage Project by Yvonne Leck, and is not to be reproduced without her permission.
Also see Captains and Shipwrecks mentioned in this book.
YEAR SHIP HOME PORT NOTES 1754 POOL Among crew: John GOFF, Robert HODGSON 1774 PERSEVERANCE lost 5 boats and 5 men. 1774 DUKE OF YORK 19 crew killed. 1789 SAMUEL Among crew: John SANDERSON, surgeon. 1795 CAITHNESS Richard YOUNG master and 3 men drowned. 1798 BLENHEIM BURNOCK Seaman, SYKES Seaman wounded then later died. 1803 CATHERINE HULL Thomas ATKIN mate, died on the passage home. 1805 EMPEROR HULL Boy overboard off Stromness. 1806 HOFFNUNG SCARBOROUGH Francis SMITH killed in accident by ammunition. 1806 HUNTER HULL Among crew: John BROWN boatsteerer. 1807 WILLIAM & ANN WHITBY Among crew: Samuel SILLCOCK 1810 AIMWELL WHITBY Surgeon and 3 men drowned. PRINCE OF BRAZIL Cpt MILNER committed suicide, jumped from cabin window. 1812 HENRIETTA WHITBY 4 men lost. 1815 CYRUS HULL man lost overboard. 1818 RICHARD Among crew: Thomas WARD, William SHAULL. 1819 THREE BROTHERS HULL on a timber run to Canada, several crew killed. Ship damaged. Cpt. Mercer. MANCHESTER 4 crew lost. 1820 NEPTUNE Among crew: Thomas GOWLAND mate. HAMMERTON Rob, George ARMITAGE, Rob FARFOR 1820 EAGLE Among crew: HEATON, mate; RICHARDSON, 2nd mate; MARKHAM, harpooner; TOWERS, harpooner; SINCLAIR harpooner. 1821 BAFFIN LIVERPOOL Among crew: George MANBY. 1821 HEBE Among crew: Stephen WILSON 1822 MARY FRANCIS Among crew: Charles THORNTON. 1822 BAFFIN William CARR harpooner, killed. 1822 ABRAM Among crew: Stephen WILSON mate. 1822 BRUNSWICK Third whale killed a seaman and injured 3 others. 1822 NORFOLK Cpt. STEPHENS and 3 men swept overboard. 1823 EAGLE Among crew: John CORBETT 1826 BRUNSWICK Matthew WRIGHT 1826 JEAN PETERHEAD 4 Shetlanders and 9 others died of cold out of 47 crew. 1827 CUMBRIAN Among crew: Thomas HUNTER; Ephraim TURPIN, mate; Edward WILLIS, 2nd mate; George DAWSON, speksioneer; John EDWARDS; Thomas HUNTER; William SCOTT; John EDMONDS 1827 BRUNSWICK 2 men drowned when a struck whale capsized one of her boats. 1830 EAGLE HULL Among crew: W.A. TURNBULL, mate. 1830 JOHN Among crew: Muirhead mate. ROBB mate. 1831 DORDON Among crew: James BRODIE 1832 SHANNON HULL 30 crew dead. Cpt was G. DAVEY. O'NEIL died of hunger. 2 Shetlanders drowned, 16 men and 3 boys missing. Only 19 survivors. 1835 John ROBINSON (Shetlander) killed by accident. 1835 ABRAM Among crew: NICHOLSON, mate; Alex DUNN. 1835 MARY FRANCIS Among crew: Thomas COLDRAY, 2nd mate; BYGGOT. 1835 JANE Among crew: Stephen WILSON, mate. 1835 Among crew: Thomas HUNTER, harpooner; Rob MEGGINSON, harpooner; Edward WILKINSON, harpooner; John CUTMORE, harpooner; James HORNBY, harpooner; William WILLIS, harpooner. 1836 DEE ABERDEEN Cpt. GAMBLIN died. Out of 46 crew only 9 men alive when ship returned. Bad case of scurvy onboard. 1836 MARGARET Among crew: David STODDART, mate. 1836 ADVICE Survivors were Cpt DEUCHARS, James GLASS (doctor), William BARRY in hospital, William HUTCHISON in hospital, Alexander DEUCHARS in hospital. Cpt DAVIDSON of the 'Thomas' and Alex BAIRD (doctor). 1836/7 LORD GAMBIER 16 crew dead. 1836 GRENVILLE BAY 20 crew dead, (10 belonging to the 'Thomas'). Shields Men Dead: William PAIN, William STEPHENSON, Robert ELLIOTT, Joseph HOGARTH Anthony BROFF, Robert LITTLEJOHN and Thomas CARR 1836 NORFOLK 8 crew dead. 1836 SWAN HULL Dead Crew: William HARPER, Robert COLLIER, Alex ANDERSON, Robert DARBY, BERNSON, John NUTTHALL, HARRISON. Thomas HALLEY and William WALKER vanished. Bruce NELSON and John MOIRA vanished. David KNIGHT. James JAMESON of 'Margaret'. LAURENCE (15 yrs on this ship), HUNTER (12 yrs on ship). TOMLINSON (5 yrs on ship). Shetlanders James MOORE and John JOHNSON died of scurvy. Thomas TOMLESON died of scurvy. 1839 CRAIG and ABERNETHY sailed with Sir James Clark ROSS. 1851 TRUELOVE 3 men died from frostbite. 1853 TRUELOVE Harpooner McKENZIE lost overboard. 1872 ECLIPSE James WEBSTER 75 yrs died on way home. 1875 VICTOR Among crew: James FAIRWEATHER, mate. 1884 CHIEFTAN DUNDEE David BUCHAN drowned - overboard. BAIN the harpooner killed. James McINTOSH both legs amputated. 1890 ESQUIMAX Robert PETERSON Shetlander died. 1890 MAUD Cpt ADAMS seriously ill off Thurso, died before reaching Inverness. 1891 POLYNIA 1 man killed. 1896 BALAENA Cpt Alexander FAIRWEATHER died onboard in May. 1897 AURORA 4 crew died. 1899 ACTIVE Among crew: J. W. MURRAY, mate. 1910 MORNING Among crew: Jamie BANNERMAN mate.