Yesterday we had the pleasure of meeting Capt. Warner, formerly of the clipper
Sovereign of the Seas. His ship has been sold to a Hamburg House,
and is now under the Hamburg flag, loading in London for Sydney, N.S.W. Our
readers will doubless recollect that an alarming mutiny took place on board of
the Sovereign of the Seas, during the passage from Melbourne to London,
and that through the firmness, prudence and skill of her captain, it was
suppressed without loss of life, the mutineers ironed, and the ship brought
safely into port. The mutineers designed to capture the ship, which had on
board a large amount of treasure, and convert her into a pirate. No man placed
in the same situation, could have acted with more promptness and humanity than
Capt. Warner, and our only regret is, that the mutineers, owing to the English
Courts refusing to take cognizance of their acts, were suffered to escape the
penalty of their crimes. We hope our underwriters will not forget the valuable
services of Capt. Warner. Although the ship while under his command had very
unfavorable winds, she nobly maintained her reputation, compared with other
clippers, as still the swiftest of the swift. On the passage from Liverpool to
Melbourne, she beat the famous iron ship Gauntlet 12 days, and on the
homeward passage she beat the steamer Harbinger 4 days, and all others
from 20 to 30 days.
Boston Daily Atlas, 1854, Friday, June 23.
Transcribed by Lars Bruzelius
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