Location: Limehouse, London, England
Surnames/tags: Ship_Tree Dunbar_Ships Dunbar
Duncan Dunbar and Company was a shipping company based in the London Docklands. .
It was formed when Duncan Dunbar and Son, Wine and Spirit Merchant, located at present day Dunbar's Wharf in Limehouse branched out into shipping. At its peak, the company owned 43 ships, engaged in goods transport to and from India, troop transport, convict transport and emigrant passage.
- Duncan Dunbar I and II, and Ships
His ships were employed as troopships in the Crimean War, carrying convicts to Australia, emigrants to New Zealand and Australia, tea home from China and spices and many other things from India. Many of the shipwrecks are described. He owned a ship-building yard in Burma, where many of his ships were built.
- Ships bought, or built by Duncan Dunbar
- 1825 - Death of Father
- His first vessel was only 251 tons and was called BELZONI
- 1837 - Six years went by before he invested in the Ship, Isabella (1818) - Sold 1848
- Between 1835 and 1841, he bought eight second-hand ships
- Bussorah Merchant (1818)
- Then followed the ship RANDOLPH
- 1842 - By 1st January 1842 his fleet mustered 11 ships
- The next was the ship Phoebe Dunbar launched the year after the Phoebe
- The next of the family names was the ill-fated ship, Dunbar
- The year Dunbar was lost he built the ship Duncan Dunbar
- 1864 ? - The last of seven 'Dunbar names' was the ship Dunbar Castle
- 1855, - LaHogue, launched by James Laing on 16 July 1855, for Duncan Dunbar.
- 1856 - The next of the Dunbar names was the ship Cospatrick
- 1862 - Death of Son (Ships Sold)