MERCHANT NAVY

LLOYDS CAPTAINS REGISTER

 

 

1818 Chittenden James, Portsmouth (S.70.713)   Ships:-

1856-7

“Louisa”

No. 11581

 

 

1857

“Alarm”

 

 

1857-8

“Falcon”

No. 19609

 

 

1861

Sulphide

No. 9877. M

 

 

1861

“Breeze”

No. 7875 M

 

 

1863-6

“Sarah William”

No. 26997.M

 

 

1866

Citzen

No. 50882.M

 

 

1867-8

“Champion”

No. 51793.M

 

 

FPS: France South of Brest, Portugal & Spain outside Straights of Gibraltar, Azores

NA: North America, British Territory, Greenland, Iceland

M: Mediterranean, Black Sea, Sea of Azoff, Adriatic

Crew List - Ref: R.G.S/RA. 131

1890

Chittenden George

born 1850, Kent

Ship’s Master

Resident of Ramsgate

Extracts from “The Log of the ‘Cutty Sark’.” By Basil Lubbock, Glasgow.  J Brown & Sons

Nautical Publishers. 1924

Beachy Head was passed early on 16th June 1884, and the Lizards on the 18th , the wind falling light Indeed it was a light weather passage all the way down to the Cape;  the line was crossed about 25 days out, and the “Cutty” was spoken in 9 degrees S., 33 degrees W. on 21st July.   The mate took the opportunity to chip and scrape the cable on deck and to tar down fore and aft.   During the unpleasant job of tarring down young Chittenden was nearly the means of a tar pot falling on his skipper.   The boy had made his tar pot to the fore royal halliards and had come down on deck for something: before he returned to his job, the mate lowered the royal yard down; the lanyard of the pot carried away and down it came smothering the sails in its passage and only just missing Captain Moore, who happened to be forward, smoking a cigar.”     “The ‘Cutty Sark’ had a specially hefty lot of apprentices this voyage;  Jacques was now senior apprentice and third mate, whilst Jackson and Sykes were also third year boys.   Millett and Farnham came from ‘The Tweed’, and were second year boys.   Then there was Chittenden, who achieved fame in the war by sinking a submarine, by which he gained a D.S.O.   Vaughan, a red headed youth, and a first voyager, who came from the Channel Island.”