White Wings Vol II. Founding Of The Provinces And Old-Time Shipping. Passenger Ships From 1840 To 1885
A ship of over 600 tons, the Bosworth made three voyages to New Zealand, visiting Auckland, Lyttelton, and Dunedin. She was described by the "Otago Daily Times" as a handsome vessel, but she never made any remarkable passages. On her first voyage, inpage 155 1857, she arrived at Dunedin after a run of 102 days from London docks, and was commanded by Captain Turnbull. She brought out 107 passengers. During the voyage an attempt was made to set the ship on fire, and two sailors were put in irons and sent to gaol on their arrival at Dunedin. After discharging cargo, the Bosworth sailed for Lyttelton, arriving at that port on the 22nd December.
In 1860 the Bosworth made a second voyage to Dunedin, under the same command. She left Gravesend on the 6th October, 1859, and arrived on the 25th January, 1860, making the passage in 111 days. On this occasion she landed 50 passengers.
The following year the Bosworth, under Captain A. Nicholls, sailed from Gravesend and arrived at Auckland on March 6th, 1861, making the passage in 108 days. For the first three weeks, Captain Nicholls reported, the vessel was beating about the Channel against strong westerly gales. She passed Teneriffe on the 9th December, 1860, and crossed the equator on the 24th of the same month, making the run from this point to port in 70 days. The vessel landed 33 passengers, and also brought out a large supply of ammunition for the Imperial troops.