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White Wings Vol II. Founding Of The Provinces And Old-Time Shipping. Passenger Ships From 1840 To 1885

The Dunmore

The Dunmore.

Passengers and crew of the barque Dunmore, a vessel of close upon 500 tons, had a trying experience on the long voyage she made to Nelson in 1875. The vessel sailed from London on the 26th January, and landed the pilot off Deal on the following day. During hazy weather on the 28th, she went ashore in Pevensey Bay, and was refloated the following tide; but as she was making about an inch of water per hour, Captain Hastings, who was in command, decided to return to London for repairs. These were effected, and the vessel made another start on the 28th February, and soon struck a severe gale, which resulted in some damage. Heavy weather continued until close on to the equator. After rounding the Cape, terrible gales were met with. The seas had strained the barque very much, and she had sunk in the waist several inches, while several of the deck beams were broken. The 2nd June saw an improvement in the weather, and from this on comparatively tine weather was experienced. The Dunmore arrived at Nelson on the 30th June, 121 days from the day die sailed the second time from London.