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From: Kees van Adrichem <>
Subject: Re: Bremen bark MINNA, 1853 (was: Correct name)
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 15:00:01 +0200
Is a passenger's list available from this ship?
Georgina van Adrichem, the Netherlands
Michael Palmer wrote:
> On Sun, 3 Oct 1999, wrote:
> > My ggrandfather came to the America on the ship Brian Bark Minnz
> > sure of spelling of Minnz) March 21, 1853. The ship sailed from
> > and arrived in New York. If someone could please correct the
> > for me I would appreciate it. Too, I would like information on this
> > ship and a picture if possible.
> The Bremen bark MINNA, Johann Hinrich Denker, master, arrived at New
> on Sunday, 20 March 1853, from Bremen 5 February, with merchandise and
> passengers to Meyer & Stucken. As U.S. Customs officials did not work
> Sundays, the passenger manifest was signed and dated the following
> Monday, 21 March 1853.
> The bark MINNA was built by the shipwright Johann Lange,
> for the Bremen firm of Faber & Fletcher, and was launched on 22
> 1844. 153 Commerzlasten; 30,9 x 7,9 x 4,6 meters (length x beam x
> of hold). Under her masters Johann Dannemann, who was succeeded in
> by Johann Conrad Erdmann and in 1852 by Johann Hinrich Denker, the
> was employed in the passenger and freight trade with North America.
> In 1859, the MINNA was sold to the Oldenburg Actiengesellschaft
> "Visurgis" in Brake, which maintained a number of whalers in the
> Ocean, based in Hawaii. The MINNA was renamed PLANET, and placed
> the command of Eduard Dallmann (1830-1896), who later became famous as
> polar explorer (http://www.awi-potsdam.de/AWI/dallmann.html); the
> ex MINNA was Dallmann's first command. On 17 October 1859, the PLANET
> MINNA, under Dallmann's command, sailed from Bremerhaven for the South
> Pacific, whence she returned on 10 June 1863.
> The _Wochenschrift f"ur Vegesack und Umgegend_ for 18 July 1863
> that the Oldenburg bark PLANET had been sold by Bischoff & Comp.,
> to Norwegian interests for 8,250 gold thaler. The register of the
> Veritas (the Continental equivalent to Lloyd's Register of Shipping)
> 1865 lists the PLANET ex MINNA as belonging to J. Eitzen, Oldenburg,
> although sailing under the Norwegian flag. The registers for 1866 and
> 1867 list her sailing under the Oldenburg flag, the register for 1869
> under the North German flag, under the command of Capt. Johnson. This
> the last reference to the PLANET ex MINNA, and it is almost certain
> she was either wrecked or sunk as a block ship at the beginning of the
> Franco-Prussian War [Peter-Michael Pawlik, _Von der Weser in die Welt;
> Die Geschichte der Segelschiffe von Weser und Lesum und ihrer
> 1770 bis 1893_, Schriften des Deutschen Schiffahrtsmuseums, Bd. 33
> (Hamburg: Kabel, c1993), p. 205, no. 178].
> No picture of the Bremen bark MINNA appears to survive.
> Michael Palmer
> Michael Palmer
> Claremont, California