The COLLINGROVE was at all times a good-looking vessel, and though the advent of the ocean steamers has put her somewhat out of the running, there are still a few who look with pleasure on the sailing craft. She headed up the coastline on Wednesday and being boarded by the pilot was put to single anchor in a very convenient position to await the tug on the following morning's tide, when she would tow to the wharf.
After clearing London on November 26 she was compelled to anchor at the Nore, where she rode out a heavy gale, so heavy, in fact, that some vessels foundered at their anchors. On the winds abating the ship was towed to Beachy Head, and on the 30th cast off the tag and proceeded to boat down Channel, and took departure from the Start on December 3. She reached the Equator on December 26, and had light trades throughout. On January 3 sighted the Isle of Trinidad, and on January 8 fell in company with the British ship R.H.D.Q., from Liverpool, bound to Bombay, and so equally were the vessels matched that they sailed together for ten days.
On February 30 the Collingrove was on the longitude of Cape Leuwin, and on the 14th in 122° fell in with east winds, which delayed her making the Neptune Islands until noon on Tuesday.