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

1853

1853.

Minerva, 830 tons, Captain Johnston, sailed from Plymouth 12th October, 1852, arrived 2nd February.

Hampshire, 627 tons, Captain Reynall, sailed 10th December, 1852, arrived 6th May.

Gwalior, Captain Davidson, via Auckland, arrived April. Captain Davidson threw himself overboard on 16th April. Barque hove to and all efforts made to save him failed. Mr. Taylor, chief officer, took command and brought the ship into port. This vessel was 200 days making the voyage to Auckland, and the unfortunate Captain underwent considerable mental anxiety which he endeavoured to alleviate by resorting to stimulants.

John Taylor, 800 tons, Captain Cawkitt, sailed 10th July, arrived 18th October. Passengers, 140.