ODHS 390


Logbook of the Hibernia (Ship)
In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library
Machine-readable finding aid created by: Rachel Adler
Funds for this project were provided by the North Pacific Research
Bureau.

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Society
Machine-readable finding aid created by Rachel Adler 3 September
2013

Description is in English





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Hibernia (Ship: 1830-1870)

May 3, 1866 – November 29, 1869



ODHS 390

402 pages

Whaling vessel, out of New Bedford, Massachusetts, mastered by Jeremiah
Ludlow, on voyage from May 3, 1866 – November 25, 1869 to the Commodore Morris, Western
Islands, Cape Verde, Tristan, Pigeon, Middle, On the Line, Anadyr Sea, Arctic
Ocean, Archer, California Coast, Galapagos, Kodiak, Northwest Coast and Hawaiian
Islands whaling grounds.







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New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library: Logbook of the Hibernia (Ship), ODHS 390



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Related Manuscript Collections and Logbooks Mss 57: Charles R. Tucker & Company Records
NBW 1281A, logbook of the 1835-1836 voyage
NBW 1281B, logbook of the 1836-1837 voyage
ODHS 22, logbook of the 1842-1844 voyage
ODHS 340, logbook of the 1840-1842 voyage
ODHS 359A, logbook of the 1842 voyage




Vessel History

Whaling vessel, out of New Bedford, Massachusetts, mastered by Jeremiah Ludlow, on voyage
from May 3, 1866 – November 25, 1869 to the Commodore Morris, Western Islands, Cape Verde,
Tristan, Pigeon, Middle, On the Line, Anadyr Sea, Arctic Ocean, Archer, California
Coast, Galapagos, Kodiak, Northwest Coast and Hawaiian Islands whaling grounds;
owner-agent: Charles R. Tucker & Company; built at New York, N.Y., 1830; lost in
the arctic (this voyage), 1870.



Logbook Contents

Log, keeper unknown, relating to a whaling voyage to the South Atlantic and Pacific
oceans. Ir includes descriptions of types of whales seen or taken, accidents and
death at sea, illnesses of crew members, and shipwrecks; and whale stamps.

Note: the page numbers in this finding aid reflect those found in the physical
logbook, not the PDF.

Blackfish (seen unless otherwise noted): May 20, 1866 p.
5; Jun 4 p. 9; Jun 14 & 16 (caught 3) p. 11; Jun 29 p. 14; Jul 7 p. 16; Jul 16
p. 18; Sep 28 p. 25; Oct 1 (caught 2) p. 36; Nov 15 (caught 7) p. 46; Nov 22 (caught
3) p. 48; Nov 26 (caught 4) p. 49; Jan 11, 1867 p. 61; Feb 22 p. 71; Mar 22 p. 77;
Apr 20 p. 84; Apr 24 p. 85; Jan 16, 1868 (caught 2) p. 146; Jan 20 p. 147; Jan 22
(caught 3) & 24 p. 148; Feb 25 (caught 2) p. 155; Aug 31 (caught 6) p. 195; Sep
1 p. 196; Sep 28 p. 202; Dec 31, 1868 & Jan 4, 1869 p. 220; Jan 29 p. 225; Feb
17 & 18 p. 229.

Blue whales (seen unless otherwise noted): Jan 1, 1868 p.
143; Jun 27 (caught) p. 182.

Bowhead whales (seen unless otherwise noted): Jun 24, 1867
(dead whale) p. 100; Jun 25 p. 101; Jul 5 p. 103; Jul 13 p. 105; Aug 12 p. 112; Aug
15 (caught) p. 113; Aug 20 p. 114; Aug 22 (caught) p. 115; Sep 1 p. 117; Sep 6
(caught) p. 119; Sep 14 & 16 p. 121; Sep 19 (caught), 20 & 21 p. 122; Apr
22, 1868 p. 167; May 5 p. 169; May 14 p. 171; May 14 & 15, 1869 p. 246; May 27
p. 248; Jun 8 p. 251; Jun 10 & 11 p. 252; Jun 16 p. 253; Jun 7 p. 254; Jun 20 p.
254; Jun 21 (caught), 22 & 24 (caught) p. 255; Jun 29 & 30 p. 257; Aug 14 p.
266; Sep 11 (caught), 12 & 13 p. 272; Sep 14, 15, 16, 17 & 18 (caught) p.
273; Sep 19, 20 (caught 2) & 22 (caught) p. 274; Sep 24 (caught), 25 & 26 p.
275; Sep 28 & 29 p. 276.

Finback whales (seen): May 29, 1866 p. 7; Jun 1 p. 8; Jul
12 p. 17; Nov 5 p. 44; Nov 13 p. 46; Dec 3 p. 51; Dec 10 p. 53; Dec 14 p. 54; Dec 19
p. 55; Jan 4, 1867 p. 59; Feb 12 p. 68; May 11 p. 90; May 30 p. 94; Jun 3 p. 95; May
18, 1868 p. 172; May 26 p. 174; Jun 22 & 23 p. 181; Jun 29 p. 182; Jul 3 p. 183;
Jul 6 p. 184; Jul 8 p. 185; Jul 28 p. 189; Aug 27 p. 195; Sep 3 p. 196; Sep 7 p.
197; Oct 31 & Nov 2 p. 208; Nov 15 p. 211; Nov 20 p. 212; Dec 31, 1868 & Jan
1, 1869 p. 220; Jan 26 p. 225; Feb 5 p. 227; Feb 18 p. 229; Jul 15 & 16 p. 260;
Oct 11 p. 279.

Gray whales (seen): Oct 3, 1867 p. 125; Jul 2, 1869 p.
257.

Humpback whales (seen): Jun 9, 1866 p. 10; Jul 5 & 6
p. 16; Dec 28, 1867 p. 143; Jul 6, 1868 p. 184; Jul 8 p. 185; Jul 28 p. 189; Aug 3
p. 190; Oct 11, 1869 p. 279.

Right whales (seen unless otherwise noted): Nov 28
(caught), 29 & 30, 1866 p. 50; Dec 1 p. 51; Dec 8 (caught 2) p. 52; Jan 2, 1867
(caught) p. 58; Feb 5 (caught) p. 66; Feb 14 (caught) & 16 p. 69; Jun 5 p. 96;
May 20 & 21 (caught), 1868 p. 173; May 25 p. 174; May 28 (caught) p. 175; Jun 3
& 4 p. 176; Jun 6 (caught 2) p. 177; Jun 11 (caught) p. 178; Jun 12 p. 179; Jun
16 (caught) p. 180; Jun 30 & Jul 3 p. 183; Jul 16 p. 186; Nov 4 & 6 p.
209.

Sperm whales (seen unless otherwise noted): Jul 27, 1866
(caught) p. 21; Aug 20 p. 26; Oct 30 p. 43; Apr 19, 1867 (caught 2) p. 84; May 17
(caught 2) p. 91; Feb 8, 1868 (caught) p. 151; Feb 10 (caught) p. 152; Feb 28
(caught) & Mar 2 p. 156; Sep 4 (caught) p. 196; Sep 9 (caught) p. 197; Sep 10
(caught) p. 198; Jan 22 & 23 (caught), 1869 p. 224; Oct 30 (caught 2) p.
284.

Unspecified whales: Jun 24, 1868 (dead whale) p. 181.

Misc. creatures (seen unless otherwise noted): grampuses
Jul 3, 1866 p. 15; walrus (caught 11) Jul 2, 1867 p. 102.

Places represented: Flores Aug 31, 1866 p. 28; Faial Sep 5
p. 30; Brava Sep 21 p. 33; Tristan de Achina Dec 6 p. 52; Cape Maria Mar 2, 1867 p.
73; Harbor of Mongonui, New Zealand Mar 4 p. 73; Cape Brin Mar 13 p. 75; Anahine Apr
10 p. 82; Cape Navarin Jun 14, 1867 p. 98, Jun 9, 1869 p. 252; Cape Bering Jun 19,
1867 p. 99, Jun 20, 1869 p. 254; St. Lawrence Bay Jun 22, 1867 p. 100, Jun 26, 1869
p. 256; Diomedes Jun 23, 1867 p. 100, Jun 28, 1869 p. 256, East Cape Oct 4, 1867 p.
125, Jun 28, 1869 p. 256; St. Lawrence Island Oct 7, 1867 p. 126; Oahu Nov 2 p. 132;
Honolulu Nov 3, 1867 p. 133, Mar 14, 1869 p. 234; Magdalena Island Jan 2, 1868 p.
144, Sep 25 p. 201; Hawaii Mar 20, 1868 p. 160, Mar 12, 1869 p. 234; Diamond Head
Apr 5, 1868 p. 163; King Charles (Floreana) Island Jun 7 p. 177; Huahine Oct 2 p.
202; Maui Mar 13, 1869 p. 234; Cape Thaddeus Jun 10 p. 252; St. Matthew’s Island Jul
8 p. 259; St. Paul’s Island Jul 11 p. 259; St. George’s Island Jul 12 p. 259; Cape
Prince of Wales Oct 8 p. 278.

Notable events: May 15, 1866 p. 4 the crew of the Hibernia found a shipwreck. Sep 6, 1867 p. 119 a man fell
from the yard and was killed instantly. Sep 26, 1869 p. 275 a crewman died of a
venerial disease. Oct 26 p. 282 the second officer fell and injured his hand.

Illustrations: whale stamps p. 21, 50, 52, 58, 66, 69. 84,
91, 100, 113, 115, 119, 122, 151-152, 156, 173, 175, 177-178, 180-182, 196-198, 224,
255, 272-275, 283.




Subject Entries

Blue whale.
Bowhead whale.
Finback whale.
Globicephala.
Gray whale.
Humpback whale.
Marine accidents.
Right whales.
Seafaring life.
Shipwrecks.
Sperm whale.
Voyages and travels.
Whalers (Persons)
Whalers (Persons)–Death.
Whalers (Persons)–Health and hygiene.
Whales.
Whaling–Massachusetts–New Bedford.
Whaling masters.
Brava (Cape Verde)–Description and travel.
Cabo San Lucas (Baja California Sur, Mexico)–Description and
travel.

Faial Island (Azores)–Description and travel.
Flores Island (Azores)–Description and travel.
Hilo (Hawaii)–Description and travel.
Honolulu (Hawaii)–Description and travel.
Huahine Island (French Polynesia)–Description and
travel.

Pacific Ocean–Description and travel.
South Atlantic Ocean–Description and travel.
Three Kings Islands (N.Z.)–Description and travel. Ludlow, Jeremiah. Charles R. Tucker & Company (New Bedford, Mass.)





Ships Spoken or Gammed Include:



Alio (Bark)
California of New Bedford
(Ship)

Camilla of New Bedford
(Bark)

Charles W. Morgan of New Bedford
(Ship)

Concordia of Sag Harbor
(Bark)

Cornelius Howland of New Bedford
(Ship)

Daniel Webster of New Bedford
(Ship)

Draco of New Bedford
(Bark)

E. Corning of New Bedford
(Bark)

Eagle of New Bedford
(Bark)

Elizabeth Swift of New Bedford
(Bark)

Eugenia of New Bedford
(Bark)

Fanny of New Bedford
(Bark)

Florida of New Bedford
(Ship)

George and Mary of New London
(Bark)

George Howland of New Bedford
(Ship)

Hunter of New Bedford
(Bark)

Islander of New Bedford
(Bark)

James Maury of New Bedford
(Ship)

Java of New Bedford
(Bark)

John Carver of New Bedford
(Bark)

Lagoda of New Bedford
(Bark)

Merlin of New Bedford
(Bark)

Mira of Sag Harbor
(Brig)

Nile of New London
(Bark)

Ohio of New Bedford
(Ship)

Palmas of St. John, England
(Ship)

Progress of New Bedford
(Bark)

Seine of New Bedford
(Bark)

Tamerlane of New Bedford
(Bark)

Thomas Dickason of New Bedford
(Ship)

Three Brothers of New Bedford
(Ship)

Trident of New Bedford
(Bark)

Vineyard of Edgartown
(Bark)

Bark from Hamburg, Germany, name unknown


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