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SHIPS TO HAWAII BEFORE 1819

 

1778

Resolution - Captain James Cook, arrived January 18, 1778, departed Feb. 2, 1778

Second visit - arrived Nov. 26, 1778, departed Feb. 4, 1779; but a broken mast on the Resolution forced both vessels to return Feb. 11, 1779.  Captain Cook was killed Feb 14.  Vessels finally left islands March 13, 1779.

Discovery - Captain Charles Clerke, accompanied Resolution, Captain James Cook

 

1786

King George - British registry, Capt Nathaniel Portlock, arrived May 24, 1786, departed Jun 13, 1786 - came a second time in Nov 1786 and a third in Sept. 1787. Accompanied by Queen Charlotte.

Queen Charlotte - British registry, Capt. George Dixon, with Portlock's expedition, arrived May 26, 1786, departed June 13, 1786

Boussole - French naval frigate, La Pérouse in command; arrived May 29, 1786, departed May 30, 1786.  He landed at Maui only. Accompanied by Astrolabe.

Astrolabe - French naval frigate, de Langle in command, with La Pérouse's expedition; arrived May 29, 1786, departed May 30, 1786.

 

1787

Nootka - British registry; John Meares, master; arrived Aug. 2, 1787, departed Sept. 2, 1787.

Queen Charlotte - British registry; Capt George Dixon; with Portlock's expedition; arrived Sept. 5, 1787, departed Sept. 18, 1787

King George - British registry; Capt. Nathaniel Portlock; arrived Sept. 27, 1787, departed Oct. 8, 1787

Imperial Eagle or Loudoun - Charles William Barkley, master

Prince of Wales - British registry; James Colnett, master; spent winter of 1787-88 at Hawaii; accompanied by Princess Royal

Princess Royal - British registry, merchant vessel; Charles Duncan, master; spent winter of 1787-88 at Hawaii with Prince of Wales

 

1788

Felice - Britsh registry; John Meares, master; arrived Oct. 18, 1788, departed Oct. 26, 1788

Iphigenia - British registry, ship; William Douglas, master; arrived Dec. 6, 1788, departed Mar. 16, 1789; accompanied by  North West America

North West America - British registry, schooner; Robert Funter, master; arrived Dec. 6, 1799, departed March 15, 1789; accompanied by North West America

 

1789

Iphigenia - British registry; William Douglas, master; arrived July 20, 1789, departed Aug. 20, 1789

Columbia - Boston registry, ship; Robert Gray, master; arrived in August 1789

Mercury - British registry, brig; Capt. John Henry Cox, master; arrived Sept. 23, 1789, departed Sept. 25, 1789; George Mortimer on board

 

1790

Eleanora - American registry, brig; Simon Metcalf, master; by ordering the Olowalu Massacre, Simon Metcalf provoked the natives to retaliation.  This the Hawaiians accomplished by capturing the Fair American and murdering all the crew except Isaac Davis.  When John Young, the boatswain, was sent ashore from the Eleanora a few days later, he was held by natives for fear he would tell Metcalf of the fate of the crew of the Fair American.  Young and Davis became two of Kamehameha I's chief advisors.

Fair American - American registry; Thomas Metcalf, master

 

1791

Princess Royal - Formerly British registry, now under Spanish colors; Manuel Quimper, master; arrived Apr. 1791

Argonaut - British registry, merchant vessel; James Colnett, master; arrived Apr. 1791; credited with bringing first sheep to Kauai

Hope - American registry, brigantine, trader; Joseph Ingraham, master; arrived Oct. 6, 1791, departed Oct. 12, 1791

Lady Washington - American registry, sloop; Capt. John Kendrick, master

Hancock - American registry, brig; Capt. Crowell, master

 

1792

Discovery - Capt. George Vancouver; accompanied by Chatham; arrived Mar. 2, 1792, departed Mar. 16, 1792

Chatham - Lieut. William Robert Broughton; accompanied Discover; arrived Mar 2, 1792, departed Mar. 16, 1792

Daedalus - British naval store ship; lieut. Hergest; arrived May 7, 1792, departed May 12, 1792

Columbia - Boston registry, ship; Robert Gray, master; arrived Oct 29, 1792, departed Nov. 3, 1792

Halcyon - Charles William Barkley, master; arrived Nov. 8, 1792, departed Nov. 15, 1792

Margaret - American registry, ship; Capt. Magee, master

Jenny - England; Capt. Baker, master

 

1793

Discovery - Capt. George Vancouver; accompanied by Chatham; arrived Feb. 12, 1793, departed Mar. 30, 1793

Chatham - Lieut. Peter Puget; accompanied Discovery; arrived Feb. 12, 1793

Jefferson - American registry, trader; Capt. Roberts, master; arrived Mar 1793

Butterworth - English registry, trader; William Brown, master

 

1794

Discovery - Capt. George Vancouver; accompanied by Chatham; arrived Jan. 9, 1794, departed Mar. 14, 1794

Chatham - Lieut. Peter Puget; accompanied Discovery; arrived January 9, 1794, departed Mar. 14, 1794

Britannia - first vessel built in Hawaii; constructed under Vancouver's supervision in Feb, 1794

Jefferson - American registry; Capt. Roberts, master; arrived Oct 1794

Phoenix - Capt. Moore, master

Jackal - English registry, schooner, trader; William Brown, master

Prince Lee Boo - English registry, Capt. Gordon, master

Lady Washington - American registry; Capt. John Kendrick, master

 

1795

Union - Boston registry; John Boit, jr., master; arrived Oct. 13, 1795, departed Oct. 16, 1795

Jane - arrived Oct. 13, 1795, departed Nov. 12, 1795

Ruby - Charles Bishop, master

Mercury - Capt. Barnett, master

 

1796

Providence - Capt. William Robert Broughton; arrived Jan. 1, 1796, departed Feb. 20, 1796

Arthur - Henry Barber, master

Otter - Boston registry; Ebenezer Dorr, master; sighted Hawaii Dec. 2, 1796, left Kauai Jan. 1, 1797

 

1798

Neptune - American registry; Daniel Greene, master; arrived Aug. 12, 1798, departed Aug. 31, 1798

 

1799

Caroline or Dragon - American registry, Richard J. Cleveland, master; arrived July 19, 1799, departed July 21, 1799

 

1800

Betsy - British registry; arrived Oct. 21, 1800, departed Oct. 28, 1800

 

1801

Perseverance - American registry; Masa Delano, master; arrived December 10, 1801, departed December 20, 1801

 

1802

Atahualpa - Boston registry; Capt. Wildes, master; arrived Aug. 5, 1802, departed Nov. 4, 1802

Margaret - British registry; Johy Buyers, master; arrived Dec 17, 1802, departed Jan. 21, 1803

Ann - American registry; arrived Dec. 25, 1802, departed Dec. 28, 1802

 

1803

Lelia Byrd - American registry; William Shaler, master; arrived June 21, 1803, departed July 7, 1803; brought first horse to Hawaii

 

1804

Nadeshda -Russian; Capt. Lieut. Adam John von Krusenstern in command; arrived June 7, 1804, departed June 10, 1804

Neva - Russian; Capt. Lieut. Urey Lisiansky in command under von Krusenstern; arrived Jun 8, 1804, departed Jun 20, 1804

 

1805

Lelia Byrd - American registry; William Shaler, master; arrived Aug. 22, 1805

Tamana - John Hudson, master; built in Hawaii 1805

Atahualpa - Boston; Capt. Adams, master; arrived Aug. 1805, departed Oct. 6, 1805

Yarmouth - arrived Dec. 8, 1805; Samuel Patterson; departed Dec. 22, 1805

 

1806

Hamilton - Boston; Capt. Porter

Perseverance - American; Amasa Delano, master; arrived Sept. 8, departed Sept. 30.

Port au Prince - London; Mr Brown, master; arrived Sept. 29, 1806, departed Oct. 26, 1806

Pearl - Boston; Capt. Ebetts, master

O'Cain - Boston; Jonathan Winship, master

Tamana - John Hudson, master

 

1807

Maryland - New York; Jonathan Perry, jr., master; arrived May 19, 1807, departed July 19, 1807

 

1809

Neva - Russian; Capt. Hargemeister; arrived Jan. 27, 1809

Dromo - American; arrived Feb. 24, 1809, departed Mar. 15, 1809

 

1810

Duke of Portland - Capt. Spence, master; arrived Feb., departed Mar. 4

Albatross - American

 

1811

Tonquin - American; Capt. Jonathan Thorn, master; arrived Feb. 13, 1811, departed Feb. 28

 

1812

Beaver - American; Capt. Cornelius Sowles, master; arrived Mar 26, 1812, departed Apr. 6, 1812

 

1813

Lark - American; Capt. Northcop, master

 

1814

Sir Andrew Hammond - U.S. ship of war; commanded by Lieut. John Gamble of Marine Corps; arrived May 23, 1814, departed June 11, 1814

Cherub - British ship of war; Capt. Tucker; arrived Jun 22, departed July 15

Atahualpa - Boston; sold to Russians, renamed to Bering; wrecked off Kauai during attempted occupation by Russians

Isabella, Othrytie, Kodiak, Ilmen and Bering - Russian vessels

 

1815

Columbia - British; Anthony Robson, master; arrived Jan 16, 1815, departed Jan 18, 1815

Millwood - New York; Samuel G. Bailey, master; arrived Dec. 7, departed Feb. 16

Columbia - British; Capt. Jennings; arrived Dec. 10, departed Jan 4, 1816

 

1816

Rurick - Russian; Lieut. Otto von Kotzenbue; arrived Nov 21, departed Dec 14

 

1817

Columbia - British; Capt. Jennings; arrived January 27, departed Apr. 16

Bordeaux Packet - American; Andrew Blanchard, master; arrived Aug 12; sold to Kalaimoku in Dec.

Rurick - Russian; Lieut. Otto von Kotzebue; arrived Sept 27, departed Oct. 14, 1817

Columbia - British; Capt. Jennings, master; arrived December 6; sold to Kamehameha I, May 2, 1818.

 

1818

Santa Rosa - A pirate ship under Capt. Turner; arrived May, departed Oct. 20

Osprey - arrived Aug 28, 1818, departed Sept. 20, 1818

Argentina - belonged to independents of South America; Capt. Hippolyte Bouchard; arrived Sept, departed Oct. 20

Kamschatka - Russian; Capt. Golovnin; arrived Oct. 20, 1818

 

 

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