White Wings Vol II. Founding Of The Provinces And Old-Time Shipping. Passenger Ships From 1840 To 1885
Monsoon, 296 tons, Captain Turnbull, from London, via Nelson, arrived February 23rd.
Westminster, 731 tons, Captain Westgarth, from London January 7th, arrived April 16th. 132 passengers. New ship on maiden voyage.
Libertas, 602 tons, Captain Dobson, sailed from London March 20th, arrived July 8th. 38 passengers.page 220
Lancashire Witch, 1368 tons, Captain Mollison, from London, via Australia, arrived July 20th. Brought 226 passengers, including 149 men of 65th Regiment. Another vessel of the same name, a ship of 1574 tons, made several voyages to New Zealand in the 'sixties. Details are given in White Wings, Vol. I.
Hastings, 596 tons, Captain Carew, from London, via Cape, sailed June 4th, arrived October 14th. 51 passengers.
Philip Laing, 547 tons, Captain Cadenhead, sailed July 31st, arrived December 23rd, after a tedious passage of 146 days. First of the Black Ball Line. She came via Cape of Good Hope. Arrived at Cape October 13th, and left 23rd. Passengers, 56.