29/12/1875 - 29/03/1876

Ship Summary





Depart Date

Tuesday, December 28, 1875


Arrive Date

Tuesday, March 28, 1876

Journey Notes

The Tantallon Castle anchored far down the coastline, therefore offered an opportunity for a grand run to windward, but before she was reached the DILBHUR hove in sight, and coming up before the wind was first boarded. She is a fine looking vessel, and years ago was full rigged, but now is only a barque. She has brought 35 assisted passengers, most of whom are farm labourers. The master reports fine weather on leaving England, and when 19 days from the Start he crossed the Line in 26°. The passage down south was extremely tedious, but after rounding the Cape bad weather was experienced; indeed in 40°25’S. and 1°55’E. a furious hurricane was experienced, and in addition to a severe loss of bulwark planking, three of the boats were stove in and a lot of channel-plates started. The whole passage of the Southern Ocean was boisterous, severe easterly gales being continuous. The vessel’s draught being over 20 feet some days will elapse before she can proceed into harbour. Register 31/3/76.


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