The "Ravenscraig" Plymouth to Nelson, N.Z. 1862

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1862 to Nelson

Reference: 'Papers Past' - a NZ National Library website.

Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, 26 March 1862, Page 2
Arrived March 23, ship Ravenscraig, from London. The ship Ravenscraig, of 1000 tons burden, left Gravesend on the 29th October 1861, and had proceeded as far as Beachy Head when she was obliged to put back to the Downs where she was in company with about 200 sail. After three several attempts, she at last succeeded in reaching Plymouth, where she took in water, provisions &c. she sailed thence on the 1st December passed Madeira on the 15th December, Cape de Verr Island on the 25th, and crossed the Line on the 5th January, 1862 ; passed between the Island of Trinidad and Martin de Vass rocks on the 13th, and Tristan da Cunha on the 22nd, passed the longitude of the Cape on the 31st, St. Paul and Amsterdam on the 19th February, Cape Leuwin on the 21st, Van Dieman's Land on the 9th March, longitude of tin south end of New Zealand on the 14th, Cape Farewell on the 21st instant, and arrived at Nelson on the 23rd instant. Altogether we had fine enjoyable weather, with generally light winds The least distance run in any day was 23 miles, the greatest 265 miles. We had one birth, a fine boy, born off Beachy, during a gale of wind. The health of the passengers, in general, was very good, the steerage passengers very cheerful am contented but, as usual, with one or two exceptions It will thus be seen that we made the run from Plymouth to New Zealand in 104 days.

March 23, ship Ravenseraig, 600, Inglis, from London.

Passengers: cabin

Miss Briggs
Mr. Bomford, Mrs. Bomford
Miss Broughton, Mr. Broughton
Mr. Dickenson
Mr. Hirst
Lieutenant Inglis
Mr Inglis
Miss Jay
Mr. King
Miss Kingdom
Mr. Pasley


Mr. J. Arnold, Mr. W. Arnold
Mr. Connesley
Mrs. Daymen and three children
Mr. Doel
Miss Hamilton
Miss Harsey
Mr. and Mrs. Hart and four children
Mr. Horgan
Miss Horgan
Mr. Huggart
Mr. and Mrs. Humphrey and three children
Mr. Hunter
Mr. Ingram
Mr. Jones, Mrs. Jones
Mr. Kees
Mr. and Mrs. Kogan and two children
Mr. James Kogan
Mr. Joseph Kogan
Mr. Leary
Miss Ledey
Mr. M'Cabe
Miss M'Conachie, Mr. M'Conachie
Mr. Miller, Miss Miller
Mrs. Murphy and son
Mr. Overend
Mr. and Mrs. Price
Mr. Robinson
Miss Savage, Mr. Savage
Mr.and Mrs. Sherratt and child
Mr. Tunnicliffe