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



Aliguis, 1121 tons, Captain Davidson, sailed from London 26th July, and made a good passage of 91 days, arriving 25th October, with 125 passengers, mostly assisted immigrants.

Armstrong, 817 tons, Captain A. Armstrong, a fine Nova Scotian built ship, sailed from the Downs 5th November, 1864, with 200 passengers, and arrived 16th February.

Ernestina, 1048 tons, Captain W. Fillan, R.N. This fine American built ship sailed from the Downs 28th October, 1864, and arrived 19th February. She brought out the fifth party of immigrants under the auspices of the Church of England Emigration Society, including Mr. Welch, of Birmingham, the general manager. There were on board 380 passengers, of whom 236 were Government immigrants.

Louisa, 900 tons, Captain Hall, sailed from Gravesend 9th November, 1864. The ship was delayed in the Channel with head winds for two weeks and put into Plymouth for water. She arrived at Auckland 28th March, being 139 days out. The Louisa brought 305 passengers, a large number of whom were assisted immigrants, also a small party of the Church of England special settlement.

Belgravia, 902 tons, Captain Jackson, sailed from Gravesend 3rd January, arrived 10th May. Experienced very heavy weather in Channel and was forced to take shelter in Torbay for several days, sailing from the Start 9th January. Passengers, 172.