A wooden full-rigged ship built in 1856 by Duncan Dunbar, Moulmein.
Dimensions 190'0"×34'0"×23'5" and tonnage 1200 tons.
- Launched at the shipyard of Duncan Dunbar, Moulmein, for ...
Assigned the official British Reg. No. 20400 and signal ____.
- Laid the Persian Gulf cable together with the Assaye and The Tweed.
- Owner J. Fleming, London; Captain A. Elmslie [LR 1872-1873].
- Sold to Shaw, Savill & Co., London, by Fleming, London, for £ 10.000.
- 1874 September 11
- Sailed from London [?] with a crew of 44 men and 429 emmigrants for Auckland.
- 1874 November 17
- Fire broke out and the ship had to be abandoned. Only two boats with 42 and 39 onboard managed to get clear of the burning ship.
- 1874 November 21
- The two boats were separated and one was never seen again.
- 1874 November 27
- The five remaining in the second mate Henry MacDonald's boat were saved by the British Sceptre. Of the five a passenger and an Ordinary Seaman died onboard the British Sceptre.
- Square-rigged ships, general references.
- Lubbock, Basil: The Romance of the Clipper Ships.
Hennel Locke Ltd, London, 1948.
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