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Captain Charles Chapman, sailed out of Liverpool

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Captain Charles Chapman, sailed out of Liverpool

Posted: 3 Feb 2005 4:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 7 Oct 2006 5:35AM GMT
Surnames: Chapman
Looking or help: what can I find out about him to help fill in the picture.
What I know is: He sailed out of Liverppol. His first commnd was a ship called the ___rkshire, Bibby Line of Liverpool (that comes from a torn crew photo which features him). He captained the Great Britain on voyages between 1873 to 74, Liverpool to Melbourne - and he may have captained on other ships, or at other times on the GB. We have an ad from the Liverpool Shipping Telegraph on Sat 2 Jan 1875 advertising Gt Britain voyage to Melbourne dep 14th Jan with Charles Chapman Commander.
We also know (through a diary written by a passenger on the Melbourne trip) that he was on the Great Britain when she ran troops to the Crimean War in the 1850's (but not in what capacity).
I've done some reading round this, and can bone up on Internet-based info. Soudns as thogh his masters ticket will be worth getting hold of?
I'd also like to find the ship he was first master on. Have tried this via teh internet, but I think I'll hae to go to paper refernces for his.
We have been to the Bristol docks exhibition area, and got what we can from there. I've also found a refernece in the National Archives to a book he wrote which is in the Liverpool local archive.

Any other ideas, or thoughts?
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
SKandRC 3 Feb 2005 11:50PM GMT 
john chapman 28 Apr 2005 11:30AM GMT 
SKandRC 28 Apr 2005 1:13PM GMT 
uscriders 31 Oct 2009 9:28PM GMT 
uscriders 31 Oct 2009 9:44PM GMT 
SKandRC 2 Aug 2012 5:23PM GMT 
uscriders 31 Oct 2009 9:45PM GMT 
zoetropo 13 Jan 2012 9:54AM GMT 
SKandRC 13 Jan 2012 10:14AM GMT 
zoetropo 16 Jan 2012 1:34PM GMT 
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