White Wings Vol II. Founding Of The Provinces And Old-Time Shipping. Passenger Ships From 1840 To 1885
The William Hyde
The William Hyde.
After making two voyages to New Zealand, this barque of 532 tons was wrecked at the Bluff. Under Captain Applewaite, she sailed from London on the 21st October, 1851, with passengers and cargo. She arrived at Lyttelton on the 5th January, 1852, and later proceeded to New Plymouth, arriving there early in March.
On the second voyage the William Hyde sailed from Newcastle, England, on the 26th February, and arrived at Lyttelton on the 9th April, 1853. On this occasion she landed 125 head of cattle, 35 horses, and 712 sheep. After discharging her live stock, she proceeded to the Bluff, and when leaving the port ran ashore. The wreck was sold for £150, and two years later was refloated at a cost of £2,000, and made into a hulk.