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White Wings Vol I. Fifty Years Of Sail In The New Zealand Trade, 1850 TO 1900

The Caduceus

The Caduceus.

the Caduceus, a fine roomy ship of over one thousand tons, was one of the first vessels chartered by the Shaw, Savill Co. She was a frequent visitor to Auckland, and brought out a large number of settlers. Nothing of an eventful nature occurred on any of the voyages, with the exception that she experienced a very severe gale in the English Channel and had to put into Spithead for three days when bound for Auckland in 1870. She sailed finally on December 21, and had a favourable run out. On this occasion she was in command of Captain D. T. Roberts, who had made previous visits to Auckland in the Maori. the Caduceus did not run to any of the Southern ports. She made five voyages to Auckland as under:—

To Auckland.
Sailed. Arrived. Captain. Days.
Feb. 13 May 19, '59 Cass 95
June 23 Oct. 12, '60 Cass 112
Nov. 30, '64 Mar. 2, '65 Holton 92
Dec. 16, '70 Mar. 23, '71 Roberts 97
Oct. 18, '71 Feb. 2, '72 Roberts 106