07/08/1877 - 02/12/1877

Ship Summary



Depart Date

Monday, August 6, 1877


Arrive Date

Saturday, December 1, 1877

Journey Notes

The Queen of Nations was built in Aberdeen in 1861. Her present voyage to Adelaide has been rather monotonous in character, for a great amount of light variable weather tended to retard her progress, and although she was notified in the Government Gazette as being due on November 10, it was December 2 before she arrived. She left London on August 7, and on the 22nd sailed from Plymouth, having on board 266 passengers. Light south-west winds marked the first ten days' progress, and in 24° north she experienced the first of the trades, but they proved extremely light and variable. On September 26 she crossed the Line and then experienced S.W. and S.E. winds for several days. The south-east trades were fallen in with in 3° south, but entirely lost in 24°. On October 22 she passed the meridian of the Cape, and thence to 95°E,; had south-east and southerly winds. On Saturday, at 9 a.m., she sighted Cape Borda, and on Sunday morning anchored in the roads. Register 3/12/1877


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