White Wings Vol II. Founding Of The Provinces And Old-Time Shipping. Passenger Ships From 1840 To 1885
Dorette, 847 tons, Captain Ayles, sailed from London 19th January, and from the Lizard 25th, arriving at Auckland 14th April after a rapid passage of 83 days port to port. The Dorette was a new ship purchased by the N.Z. Shipping Company, and when she returned to England her name was changed to Waimea. The several voyages made by the Waimea are recorded in Vol. 1, White Wings. The Dorette brought out 319 passengers, and when she arrived in port was placed in quarantine owing to an outbreak of scarletina during the voyage.
Huntly Castle, 423 tons, Captain McAuley, sailed from London 22nd February, under the flag of the Shaw, Savill Co., and arrived 28th May with 26 passengers, after a fair weather passage of 94 days.