"TWENTIETH COMPANY. -- Yorkshire, 83 souls. On Wednesday, March 8th, 1843, the ship Yorkshire, Captain Bache, sailed from Liverpool with eighty three Saints on board, under the supervision of Elders Thomas Bullock and Richard Rushton. The following is from the History of Joseph Smith, under the date of May 2nd, 1843:
'About one o'clock, p.m., the mate of the ship Yorkshire opened the Testament at the twenty-seventh chapter of the Acts, and asked the passengers how they would like to be shipwrecked like Paul! Elder Thomas Bullock replied instantly: "It is very likely we shall be shipwrecked; but the hull of this old vessel has got to carry us safe into New Orleans." The mate was then called away to hoist the foretop royal sail.
Between one and two o'clock next morning, when off Cape St. Antonio, Cuba, there was much vivid lightning, when a white squall caught the foretop royal sail, which careened the vessel, when the foremast, mainmast and mizenmast snapped asunder with an awful crash; the whole of the masts above, with the jib and spanker, and sixteen sails and studding poles, were carried overboard with a tremendous splash and surge, when the vessel righted. At daybreak all on deck was in confusion and a complete wreck. During the day a sail was hoisted from the stump of the main mast to the bow of the vessel, thus leaving nothing but the hull of the vessel to carry the Saints into New
From New Orleans the journey was continued up the Mississippi River, and 'on Wednesday, May 31st 1843, the steamer Amaranth,' writes the Prophet Joseph, 'landed in Nauvoo the Saints, who had left Liverpool in the Yorkshire, under the care of Elders Thomas Bullock and Richard Rushton, all well; and also some Saints who had left there more recently in another vessel.'"
Cont., 12:12 (Oct. 1891), p.448
"Wed.8. [Mar. 1843] -- The ship Yorkshire sailed from Liverpool, England, with 82 Saints on board, led by Thomas Bullock; the emigrants arrived at Nauvoo, May 31st, via New Orleans."