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



Roman Emperor, 720 tons, Captain King, sailed from Plymouth 22nd December, 1862, arrived 30th March. Passengers, 103, including 20 for Auckland.

Huntress, 776 tons, Captain Barrow, arrived 21st April. Experienced very heavy weather in the Channel and only reached the Line after a very long interval of 60 days. She was to have called at Timaru to land passengers, but owing to a heavy gale blowing in from the sea, Captain Barrow carried the passengers on to Lyttelton. Passengers, 313.

Sebastopol, 993 tons, Captain Taylor, sailed 17th January, arrived 21st May. Passengers, 235.

Metropolis, 1082 tons, Captain Kennery, sailed 7th March, arrived 16th June. Passengers, 160.

Epsom, 548 tons, Captain Vaux, arrived 10th August. Passengers, 23.

Kirkland, 453 tons, Captain College, from London, arrived 18th August.

Sir Ralph Abercrombie, Captain Gilbert, sailed 13th June, arrived 12th September.

Holyrood, 501 tons, Captain H. Deane, via Hobart, arrived 14th September, after a lengthy and tedious voyage of seven to eight months.

Bahia, Captain Le Fann, sailed 26th July, arrived 7th December.

Zambesi, 1089 tons, Captain McNeil, arrived 20th September. Passengers, 80.

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David Fleming, 1467 tons, Captain Cruickshank, arrived 9th. December, making the passage in 100 days from London Docks. She brought 12 cabin passengers and 300 immigrants. Three deaths occurred during the voyage, and one seaman was drowned.