THE SINKING OF THE ST VINCENT
SUNDAY 14 FEBRUARY 1869
IN PALLISER BAY AFTER HITTING THE MOKOMOKO ROCKS, CAPE CAMPBELL
THE LOSS OF THE ST VINCENT — Sunday 14 February 1869
The St Vincent arrived in Wellington on the 1 January 1869 after a tedious voyage of 120 days from Cardiff, with coal for the Panama Company. After discharging her cargo the ship sailed on the 13th for Lyttelton to load with wool. At noon the following day, when the ship was off Cape Campbell, it commenced to blow heavily from the south-east and the St Vincent was blown into the bay where she struck the Mokomoko Rocks and was totally wrecked in Palliser Bay with the loss of 20 lives, including the one passenger on board. The Chief Officer, John STRINGER and the Swedish sailmaker August KANASKI were the only survivors.
As the vessel had cleared New Zealand coastways, a correct list of the crew was not required at the Custom House and as a good many of the original crew has left, and others shipped here, a list is difficult to obtain. (Evening Post 17 Feb 1869p2).
|McKAY||E or J||Passenger|
|KIRKCALDIE and STAINES||-||10s 6d|
|KRULL & Co||-||10s 6d|
|MILLS||E W||£1 1s|
|TANDY and PRESSMAN||-||10s|
|TURNBULL, REEVES & Co||-||£1 1s|
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