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A.S. Eugenie


Neil Mackenzie
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My great uncle from Devon was working aboard the AS Eugenie in the Gilbert Islands in 1913. He left a ship in Sydney (may have been another one) to join up and served and died in the AIF.

Can anyone advise on how I might find out more information on this ship? I don't even know exactly what AS stands for (Australian Schooner?). I have found a 'Eugenie' on the internet but that one seems to have been a passenger ship and my great uncle talks about waiting for the 'Tambo' to pick up their mail and copra.

Nothing to do with the naval war I know but I still thought this was the best place for this thread.

Many thanks.

Neil

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Neil

This is an Auxiliary Schooner,with engine,as opposed to only sail power.

You MAY find more details in a Lloyd's List for 1913 or thereabouts.as it seems to be a cargo vessel.

Best wishes,

Sotonmate

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Neil

Missed a bit about TAMBO. I would put my money on it being an Australian-registered cargo ship as there is an Australian river of that name. Maybe a kind Aussie correspondent could point you in the direction of more details on this vessel,which may or may not help you quest.

Sotonmate

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Sotonmate.

Thank you so much for your replies - I was half expecting not to get any response to this query at all!.

Neil

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Neil

I've been to the Library and took a peek into the Lloyd's List for 1914-5. There is one EUGENIE sailing vessel (Register No 739),reduced somewhat from the 7 of the same name listed in the 1899-1900 volume. This remaining vessel was French built in 1894,of all wooden construction,87 feet long. There is no detail on who operated it in 1913/4,but there is a possibility that this is the vessel,it could have been used in inter-island trading,bearing in mind that the French had interests in the Pacific/Polynesia.

Best wishes

Sotonmate

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Sotonmate

I never said thank you for your last reply (15 years ago!!).

I have just found this article on the AS Eugenie which ties up as my great-uncle worked for Burns, Philip & Co Ltd out of Sydney and working around the Soloman Islands. Not exactly a lucky ship.

http://jervisbaymaritimemuseum.blogspot.com/2016/05/the-schooner-eugenie-captain-buried-at.html

 

 

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