21/08/1860 - 01/12/1860

Ship Summary





Depart Date

Monday, August 20, 1860


Arrive Date

Friday, November 30, 1860

Journey Notes

The Schah Jehan.- During the gale of Saturday morning the Schah Jehan was boarded by the boarding officers at the lightship, but from the fact of two cases of fever existing, in accordance with the usual regulations the vessel proceeded to the North Arm to await the inspection of the Health Officer. She is commanded by Captain Cox, who is also the owner of the vessel, and he deplores the prevalence of such adverse weather since rounding the Leuwin, that since Monday he was within a few hundred miles of this port. The only vessel spoken on this passage was the Lady McDonald, bound from London to Sydney, with government emigrants, this occurred in 31° 9' S., 34° 49' W.,long. The Schah Jehan has no cargo for this port, the only consignment on board being a lot of railway chairs to be discharged at Madras. She weighed from her moorings yesterday morning, for the purpose of proceeding to the North Arm, but through some unexplained mischance she grounded on the point. Both steam-tugs were engaged to be in attendance this morning in order to tow her into deep water if possible. Register 3/12/1860



My great great grandfather David Coleman 20yrs came out from Wales on this ship with his mum and two sisters.

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