History of the Atlantic Cable & Undersea Communications
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John Seymour
Master Mariner
1841 - 1898 abt

Copyright: Dougal Watson 2007 -

Voyage: 29 September - 10 October 1881.

S. S. Kangaroo

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This page concerns John Seymour's 1881 voyage, as Master of the SS Kangaroo. The voyage appears to have been a cargo mission trading around Europe ... based on the voyage description in the 'agreement' and the complement of the crew.

Little material is presently available concerning this voyage. Contributions and suggestions are welcome.

Author and contact: Dougal Watson

The ship and her crew

Ship Kangaroo. ON 1608. Registered London.
Owner Registered managing owner: Admiral Richards, 38 Old Broad Street, London EC, England.
A voyage

Between any ports and places int he United Kingdom, and Continent of Europe and [???] adjacent, including the Mediterranean, Black Baltic, & White Seas, Sea of [??], Azore & Canary Islands and coast of Morocco, also to be employed in the [?]Home [?]coaling Trade if required terminating on the first final delivery of cargo in the United kingdom, [???] to the 31st December 1881."



Ship's crew and personnel
Master John Seymour (34.778), previously same ship 1881.
Mate Thomas William Madge (88.786), previously [?]Merkara, Glasgow, 1881.
Carpenter Frederick Guyther[?], previously same ship 1881.
Bosun J [?]Driscoll, previously same ship 1881.



Agreement and Account of Crew (Foreign-going ship):

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First two pages of the "Agreement and Account of Crew (Foreign-going ship)" for the 29 September - 10 October 1881 voyage of the cable-ship S S Kangaroo, under Master John Seymour.

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