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|Built by:||C. J. Mare & Co. Orchard Wharf, Blackwall|
|Launched:||23rd December 1851|
|Length:||268 3/10 feet|
|Breadth:||38 2/10 feet|
|Depth:||25 3/10 feet|
|Machinery:||300h.p. by Maudslay, Son, & Field. 9 knots.|
|Type:||Auxiliary Screw. Barque type with Female Figure head.|
|Registered:||No.263 on 28th July 1852 in London.|
Reg. transferred to Glasgow 25th October 1855.
|Other info:||Certificate granted 21st July 1852.|
Pierced for 20 32-pounder broadside guns (56cwt.) and 2 10-inch pivot guns (85cwt.). Official No. 11923.
|History:||15th August 1852. Sailed from East India Docks. Captain Nathaniel Stewart.|
16th August 1852. Arrived in Plymouth late (5 p.m.) due to bad weather. Later she underwent a satisfactory inspection by Captain Lowe, of HMS ‘Impregnable’, and Captain Ford, superintendent to the company, and Mr. Laming attended her to the moment of departure.
17th August 1852. Sailed from Plymouth for Cape of Good Hope, with about seventy passengers and 200 tons general merchandise, £50,000 in specie.
25th August 1852. Arrived at St. Vincent.
28th August 1852. Sailed from St. Vincent with insufficient supply of fuel.
7th September 1852. Arrived and sailed from Ascension. No fuel at this port.
11th September 1852. Arrived at St.Helena.
13th September 1852. Sailed from St.Helena.
25th September 1852. Arrived at Table Bay at 1p.m.
29th September 1852. Sailed from Table Bay.
9th October 1852. Arrived at Port Louis.
11th October 1852. Sailed from Port Louis.
20th October 1852. Arrived and sailed from Point De Galle.
22nd October 1852. Spoke to the ‘Harbinger’.
23rd October 1852. Arrived at Madras. Total time under way from Plymouth to Madras = 50 days and 9 hours.
15th November 1852. Sailed from Calcutta. Captain Stuart.
20th November 1852. Arrived at Madras.
22nd November 1852. Passed the ‘Indiana’ off Point de Galle, for Madras.
24th November 1852. Arrived at Point de Galle.
25th November 1852. Passed the ‘Indiana’ off Point de Galle, for Madras.
26th November 1852. Sailed from Ceylon.
5th December 1852. Arrived and sailed from Mauritius.
16th December 1852. Arrived at the Cape of Good Hope.
19th December 1852. A letter sent from the ship – ‘Now a word about the ‘Lady Jocelyn’. I do not believe a finer steamer, one better adapted for comfort and accommodation, can have been built. She is in every respect infinitely superior to any vessel of the P. & O. Co.’s that I have seen. Spacious, well-ventilated cabins, replete with every convenience; large baths both for ladies and gentlemen: most attentive servants, and a well-kept table, - what more could the most fastidious man require; I may add that the captain and officers vie with each other in showing courtesy and attention to every one on board.’
20th December 1852. Sailed from Cape Town.
27th December 1 852. Arrived at St. Helena.
28th December 1852. Sailed from St. Helena.
31st December 1852. Arrived and sailed from Ascension.
8th January 1853. Arrived at St. Vincent.
13th January 1853. Sailed from St.Vincent.
23rd January 1853. Arrived at Plymouth from Calcutta. She discharged her cargo which consisted of saltpetre, rice, silks, indigo, etc. For transmission to London by the shipping agents of the Company, Messrs. Balfour, Laming, and Owen.>br> 25th January 1853. Arrived at Southampton from Plymouth with part of her crew a number of Lascars and African sailors, which have never been seen in Southampton before.
13th March 1853. She had been docked at Southampton, and the ‘Nautical Standard’ says – ‘The extraordinary clean state of this ship’s bottom after a voyage to India, has elicited the surprise and admiration of numbers of scientific men, naval officers, engineers, and others who visited her for inspection, as the authorities from H.M. Dockyard at Portsmouth, went under her bottom, and one of Lloyd’s Surveyors. We are informed that not the least appearance of grass, weed, or germ of barnacle was found upon this ship, although the composition had been on upwards of seven months’.
14th March 1853. Sailed from Southampton for the Cape of Good Hope and Calcutta, Captain Stewart. She took out seventy passengers and cargo of 300 tons of bale and case goods, specie, value £22,240 for Calcutta, £4,033 for Madras, £900 for Ceylon, £2,589 for Mauritius. She also took out thirty-four sheep from Havre of French and German breed, designed to improve the breed of the sheep flocks at the Cape of Good Hope. Due to the steamer ‘Australian’ braking down the mails for the Cape of Good Hope were transferred to the ‘Lady Jocelyn’.
15th March 1853. Arrived and left Plymouth at 5 p.m.
27th March 1853. Arrived at St. Vincent.
6th April 1853. Arrived at Ascension.
21st April 1853. Arrived at the Cape of Good Hope from Plymouth.
24th April 1853. Sailed from Cape Town. 10th May 1853. Sailed from Port Louis.
27th May 1853. At Ceylon she had slight derangement of her screw-propeller, (loss of one of the fans of her screw) which caused some detention at this port. The mails for Calcutta were conveyed to the P & O’s ‘Hindostan’. The passengers remained. (Our was it 26/6/53)
30th May 1853. Sailed from Madras.
3rd June 1853. Arrived at Calcutta.
15th June 1853. Sailed from Calcutta.
21st June 1853. Arrived at Madras.
26th June 1853. Arrived at Ceylon.
7th July 1853. Arrived at Mauritius.
19th July 1853. Arrived at Cape Town.
21st July 1853. Sailed from Cape Town.
25th July 1853. At lat. 26•48S., and long. 8•46E.
30th July 1853. Arrived at St. Helena. Provisions were scarce and dear here; fresh meat being eighteen pence per lb.
3rd August 1853. Arrived at Ascension.
13th August 1853. Sailed from St. Vincent.
26th August 1853. Arrived at Plymouth from Calcutta, within one hour of her contract time. Her cargo consists of safflower, indigo,
measurement goods, and 200 tons of copper. 14th October 1853. Sailed from Southampton for Plymouth then for Calcutta. Captain G. E. Bird. 69 passengers.
16th October 1853. Sailed from Plymouth.
29th October 1853. Arrived at St. Vincent.
11th November 1853. Arrived at Ascension.
27th November 1853. Arrived at Cape Town. She conveyed £2,400 in specie, in addition to about twelve tons of copper coin for Ceylon.
2nd December 1853. Sailed from Cape Town.
5th January 1854. Arrived at Calcutta.
16th February 1854. Sailed from Calcutta for England.
24th February 1854. Sailed from Madras. Passed the steamer ‘Calcutta' outside Galla.
13th March 1854. Sailed from Mauritius. While at Mauritius she was put into quarantine owing to smallpox existing at Point de Galle.
25th March 1854. Arrived at Cape Town.
4th April 1854. Sailed from St.Helena.
8th April 1854. Sailed from Ascension.
18th April 1854. Arrived at St.Vincents and met with the 'Queen of the South'. 'Lady Jocelyn' could not load up with coal until she had finished.
22nd April 1854. Sailed from St.Vincents.
29th April 1854. Due to arrive at Southampton from Calcutta.
6th May 1854. Due to arrive at Southampton from Calcutta.
8th May 1854. Arrived at Plymouth from Calcutta with 87 passengers. She was detained on her voyage by a severe hurricane off the Isle of France, in which she was thrown on her beam ends, and lost topmasts, jibboom, sails, bulwarks, and boats.
9th May 1854. Arrived at Southampton from Plymouth.
4th June 1854. Sailed from Southampton for Port Phillip and Sydney, with 130 passengers. Captain G.E. Bird.
16th June 1854. Arrived at St. Vincent.
17th June 1854. Sailed from St. Vincent just as the ‘Calcutta’ arrived.
21st June 1854. Spoke to the British barque ‘Electric’ lat 6•27N., long 13•40W.
14th July 1854. Passed and exchanged colours with a Dutch barque in lat 39•29S., long 17•40E.
28th July 1854. Passed and exchanged signals with the British barque ‘Pons ?ii’ in lat 40•15S., long 80•0E.
2nd August 1854. The ship’s surgeon died of pleurisy.
19th August 1854. Arrived at Melbourne.
22nd August 1854. Arrived at Sydney from Melbourne with 57 passengers.
11th – 18th September 1854. In Berry’s Bay, Sydney.
23rd September 1854. Sailed from Sydney for Southampton, via Melbourne, with 32 passengers.
1st October 1854. Sailed from Port Phillip with gold and specie valued just under half a million sterling.
5th November 1854. Sailed from the Falkland Islands touched for supplies. She fell in with icebergs on the passage round Cape Horn.
November 1854. Due to arrive at Southampton.
26th November 1854. Arrived at Bahia for coals and was detained owing to quarantine being imposed, although no sickness existed on board.
2nd December 1854. Sailed from Bahia, Brazil.
1st January 1855. Arrived at Southampton. She brought about 100 passengers and a cargo comprising of £460,353 • 14s. In specie, 151 cases of tallow, 73 bales of wool, five casks of auriferous earth, six casks of firearms, 29 cases of silk goods, 686 cakes of copper, and a general cargo, also 1532 bags of coffee from Bahia.
6th January 1855. Went into the inside graving dock at Southampton to have her bottom thoroughly cleaned. Chartered by the French Government as a troopship and to convey 100 barracks, stores and warm clothing for the Crimea.
13th January 1855. Due to sail to Portsmouth.
19th January 1855. At Portsmouth she is receiving large numbers of huts, 1500 barrels of pork, and about 3000 bales of clothing. It is expected that she will go to Marseilles for the purpose of taking on board French troops, and her main deck will be reserved for their accommodation.
2nd February 1855. Left Southampton with huts and stores, for the Crimea, and was accompanied by the chartered American clipper ship ‘White Falcon’, laden with wooden houses.
9th February 1855. Arrived at Gibraltar.
December 1855. At Alexandia.
16th February 1855. Still at Gibraltar.
22nd March 1855. Arrived at Malta in the French service from Marseilles having in tow the ‘Champion’ American sailing transport.
23rd March 1855. Both sailed from Malta for Kamieach.
February 1856. She was involved in a deal with French buyers, the price included stores as well. The Societe Generale des Clippers Francais paid a deposit but when they defaulted on further payments the transaction fell through leaving the ship in the hands of the General Screw Steam Shipping Co.
21st February 1856. Arrived at Malta from Constantinople to embark 201 French military invalids.
23rd February 1856. Sailed from Malta for Marseilles, with the English ship ‘Balance’ with 311 invalids, in tow.
22nd June 1856. Arrived at Malta from Marseilles having in tow the ‘Champion American’.
23rd June 1856. Sailed with the ‘Champion American’ in tow for Kamieach.
6th March 1857. Owned by the European and American Steam Shipping Company.
22nd July 1857. Chartered to the Government for the conveyance of troops to India, in consequence of which there will be no departures of the European and American Company’s ships for the Brazils on the 4th of August and the 4th of September.
24th July 1857. Have been ordered to be ready at Portsmouth on the 29th, but that is supposed to be impossible. There is a penalty of £10 for each day’s delay.
6th August 1857. The East India Company have succeeded in chartering this ship.
9th August 1857. Sailed from Portsmouth for Calcutta with troops.
20th August 1857. Arrived at St. Vincent, coaled and proceed on her voyage to India. Managed by European and American Company.
2nd November 1857. Arrived at Calcutta.
15th January 1858. Sailed from Calcutta.
5th February 1858. Arrived at Galle.
7th February 1858. Sailed from Galle, after coaling, for England.
15th January 1859. Sailed from Gravesend for Pernambuco.
1859. Renamed 'Brazil', by Anglo-Luzu-Brazilian Line.
1860. Chartered from G.S.S.S.Co by the Galway Line for one voyage. Galway to Boston via Newfounldland.
18th December 1860. Ship taken over by the East India and London Shipping Company and renamed. 'Lady Jocelyn'.
6th January 1862. Sailed from Calcutta with troops for England.
20th October 1862. Sailed from Calcutta.
25th October 1862. Sailed from Madras with 1,500 bales of cotton, 102 bales of silk, and 34 passengers.
26th October 1862. The piston rod of her port engine broke. Sailed to England under canvas.
18th December 1862. Arrived at the Cape of Good Hope.
25th December 1862. Sailed from the Cape of Good Hope. Loaded 74 bales of wool, 56 skins, 50 other cases, and two passengers.
19th February 1863. Arrived at Plymouth from Calcutta.
9th June 1863. Passed Deal from Malta for London.
7th October 1863. Arrived at Calcutta.
8th October 1863. Sailed from Calcutta with Her Majesty’s 43rd Light Infantry for New Zealand. Purchased for the Government engaged to convey troops from Rangoon. There has been difficulty in securing both sufficient provisions and ships at this season of the year.
3rd November 1863. Sailed from Port Louis, Mauritius, having put into the port for ballast. She had to go into quarantine, cholera having broken out amongst the soldiers on board.
10th December 1863. Arrived at Waitemata Harbour. Captain Robert W. Kerr.
28th December 1863. Arrived at Sydney for Auckland.
27th February 1864. Owned by the East India and London Steam Shipping Company, and will sail between Plymouth, Cape of Good Hope, Madras, and Calcutta.
15th January 1865. Sailed from Calcutta.
18th January 1865. Sailed from Bombay.
4th February 1865. Sailed from Madras.
23rd March 1865. Sailed from Table Bay.
16th May 1865. Arrived at Plymouth with 124 passengers, cargo of Indian produce and £8,500 in specie.
20th May 1865. Arrived at Gravesend.
June 1865. Owned by R. W. Pelly.
20th April 1866. Arrived at Spithead for Gibraltar with troops. Commander J. Smith. She will embark other detachments at Portsmouth.
25th April 1866. Collision with the ‘Heart of Oak’, of and for Shields, from Aguilas, with a cargo of grass, foundered, all hand drowned except Wm. Pearse, A.B. who was picked up by a boat put out by the steamer.
11th May 1866. Arrived at Malta.
22nd May 1866. Sailed from Malta.
7th June 1866. Passed Deal for London from Malta.
8th June 1866. Arrived at Spithead with detachments of troops from the Mediterranean.
December 1867. Owned by S. Boult.
April 1868. Owned by Park Bros and J. W. Temple (joint ownership) and converted to an emigrant ship with accommodation for approx. 500 people. (Temple & Park)
1868. Owned by Park & Shaw, Savill. Machinery removed. Sail only.
|1872. Sold to Shaw, Savill & Co.
2nd August 1872. Sailed from England for New Zealand, Captain Jenkins.
11th November 1872. Arrived at Lyttelton.
1st August 1873. Sailed from England for New Zealand, Captain Jenkins.
6th November 1873. Arrived at Dunedin.
3rd November 1874. Sailed from England for New Zealand, Captain Jenkins.
21st January 1875. Arrived at Lyttelton with 519 passengers.
24th December 1875. Arrived at Adelaide.
20th May 1878. Sailed from England for New Zealand, Captain Jenkins.
17th August 1878. Arrived in Auckland with 451 emigrants for the Bay of Plenty settlements organised by Mr. Vessey Stewart.
23rd August 1879. Sailed from England for New Zealand, Captain Jenkins.
|8th December 1879. Arrived at Lyttelton.
27th September 1880. Sailed from the East India Docks for New Zealand, Captain Jenkins with about 500 emigrants.
28th September 1880. Anchored overnight off Sheerness.
6th October 1880. Mrs. Carr gave birth to a boy.
20th October 1880. Mrs. Trigg gave birth to a boy.
29th October 1880. Mrs. Smith gave birth to a girl.
30th October/5th November 1800. Mr. Edgar Bailey, saloon passenger, died.
6th November 1880. Mr. Evans, apprentice, fell down the after hatchway into the 3rd cabin. Only lost a couple of teeth.
7th November 1880. Crossed the Equator.
27th December 1880. Mr. George Green died of consumption.
1st January 1881. Mrs. Swarbrick gave birth to a boy.
6th January 1881. Arrived at Auckland.
1st September 1881. Sailed from England for New Zealand, Captain Jenkins, who was latter found dead in his cabin.
9th December 1881. Arrived at Lyttelton.
13th September 1882. Sailed from England for New Zealand, Captain Boorman.
21st December 1882. Arrived at Wellington to load the first cargo of frozen meat from that port.
25th February 1883. Sailed from Wellington loaded with frozen meat.
29th August 1883. Sailed from England for New Zealand, Captain Watt.
1st January 1884. Arrived at Wellington.
25th September 1884. Sailed from England for New Zealand, Captain Watt.
|26th December 1884. Arrived at Auckland.
11th November 1885. Sailed from England for New Zealand, Captain Watt.
20th February 1886. Arrived at Auckland.
26th November 1886. Sailed from England for New Zealand, Captain Watt.
16th March 1887. Arrived at Auckland.
6th January 1888. Sailed from England for New Zealand, Captain Watt.
15th April 1888. Arrived at Dunedin.
16th April 1889. Sailed from England for New Zealand, Captain Watt.
7th August 1889. Arrived at Auckland.
1890. Converted into a refrigeration hulk in the West India Docks.
? Laid up in the West India Dock, London, and chartered to various interests as a floating warehouse or labour barracks.
1899. Sold to the Shipping Federation.
1914. Used as a barracks.
March 1922. Sold to Dutch ship breakers and broken up in Holland.
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