White Wings Vol I. Fifty Years Of Sail In The New Zealand Trade, 1850 TO 1900
Few English vessels were so well known in Auckland as the Famenoth, and very few skippers had attained to such a degree of popularity in shipping and other circles of the community as had Captain Auld, her worthy skipper.
During the month of March, 1882, gales of unusual severity were experienced along the English coast, and proved most disastrous to shipping. the Famenoth was one of the unfortunate ships to be driven ashore. At the time, March 26, 1882, the vessel was in the English Channel, and was stranded at Whitstaple, near Margate. Most if not all the crew managed to reach the shore. A cable to Auckland stated that five of the crew were missing, but this was not confirmed. Nearly a month later the Famenoth was refloated and towed to the docks, and after repairs had been effected she sailed for Auckland at the end of September the same year.
the Famenoth ceased running to New Zealand after 1886, and, I believe, was engaged in the Australian trade for some time. The passages made to New Zealand were:—
|July 12||Oct. 16, '77||Auld||96|
|July 29||Oct. 3, '78||Auld||94|
|May 29||Sep. 8, '79||Auld||102|
|Apr. 16||July 17, '80||Auld||89|
|Sep. 25, '82||Jan. 15, '83||Auld||113|
|Apr. 3||July 2, '86||Morgan||89|
|Dec. 19, '83||Mar. 26, '84||Morgan||97|