Ship Summary

Vessel

Journey

Depart Date

Saturday, November 30, 1895

Destination

Arrive Date

Wednesday, May 31, 1899

Journey Notes

The Commonwealth left London in December 1895 and arrived in Melbourne on 16 April 1896, then proceeded to Newcastle, NSW to South America; then arrived in Frederikstad, Norway on 4 August 1897, on to the north of Scotland and arrived in Sydney 20 November 1897. She left Sydney for the return voyage on 7 February 1898. Voyage took 39 days to Cape Horn because of icebergs. Arrived in Boston 7 June 1898. Proceeded to Buenos Ayres and then arrived in Albany WA on 8 January 1899. She left Albany on 4 March 1899 for home via the Cape of Good Hope and arrived in June 1899. The Log, 30 January 1895 to June 1899 includes the discovery of stowaways; three-and-a-half months in Newcastle on the second voyage; fire onboard.

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