The Whalers' Heritage Project



Whalers Sailing from Whitby, England, 1753-1837

Submitted by Yvonne Leck, March 2001
A total of 58 ships sailed during this period, on a total of 577 voyages. Seventeen ships were lost. A total of 2,761 whales, 25,000 seals and 55 polar bears were brought back.

  • Baffin - 1821

  • British King - 1775

  • Camden - 1833

  • Chance - 1780

  • Delight - 1774

  • Dolphin - 1754

  • Earl Fauconberg - 1784

  • Esk - 1775

  • Esk - 1813

  • Experiment - 1800

  • Fame - 1818

  • Freelove - 1775

  • Friendship - 1779

  • Harmony - 1819

  • Harpooner - 1786

  • Henrietta - 1776

  • Henry & John - 1758

  • Henry & Mary - 1753

  • Hercules - 1775

  • Hope - 1772

  • Isobella - 1850

  • James - 1811

  • James & Mary - 1761

  • Jenny - 1767

  • Jenny's Adventure - 1785

  • John & Ann - 1757

  • Martha - 1787

  • Mars - 1816

  • Nancy - 1776

  • Nautilous - 1785

  • Oak - 1803

  • Peggy - 1769

  • Perseverance - 1779

  • Phoenix - 1816

  • Porpoise - 1769

  • Providence - 1774

  • Prospect - 1791

  • Rachel - 1776

  • Resolution - 1785, 1803

  • Sea Nymph - 1753

  • Speedwell - 1775

  • Two Sisters - 1775

  • Union - 1727

  • Unity - 1784

  • Valiant - 1815

  • Volunteer - 1771

  • Whitby - 1786

  • William & Ann - 1805