White Wings Vol I. Fifty Years Of Sail In The New Zealand Trade, 1850 TO 1900
the Accrington was a remarkably fine ship of 1900 tons. She had a flush deck of 280 feet in length and was specially fitted up for the conveyance of passengers. Sailing from Plymouth on June 18th, the ship arrived, at Lyttelton on September 9th, 1863, having accomplished the passage from land to land in 75 days. Nothing worthy of note occurred during the voyage except a continuance of gales and squally weather after leaving the Cape. the Accrington was commanded by Captain Christie and brought out 12 saloon passengers and 310 assisted immigrants. During the voyage twelve deaths occurred. This was the only passage made to New Zealand by the Accrington.