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|Built by:||C. J. Mare & Co. of Blackwall|
|Length:||183 5/10 feet|
|Breadth:||25 7/10 feet|
|Depth:||14 5/10 feet|
|Type:||Schooner rig. Three masts.|
|Registered:||No.365 on 19th July 1854 in London.|
|Other info:||Certificate granted 22th June 1853.|
|History:||25th August 1853. Arrived at Gravesend from Rotterdam.|
4th September 1853. Sailed from Gravesend for Rotterdam.
25th September 1853. Sailed from Gravesend for Rotterdam.
26th September 1853. Picked up 14 crew members of the ‘Camerton’ which had foundered, and taken to Rotterdam.
27th September 1853. Arrived at Rotterdam.
2nd October 1853. Sailed from Gravesend for Rotterdam.
9th October 1853. Sailed from Gravesend for Rotterdam.
16th October 1853. Sailed from Gravesend for Rotterdam.
1st December 1853. Broken her main shaft in a gale of wind on her passage from Rotterdam, prior to stating for Natal.
10th December 1853. Passed Deal for Natal.
5th February 1854. Sailed from Lisbon.
19th March 1854. Arrived at the Cape of Good Hope, for repairs, after a passage of 43 days.
7th April 1854. Arrived at Natal.
10th April 1854. Sailed from Natal.
16th April 1854. Arrived at Cape Town.
3rd May 1854. Sailed from Cape Town.
10th May 1854. Arrived at Natal.
14th May 1854. Sailed from Natal.
26th May 1854. Arrived at Cape Town. Laid up for some time for boiler repairs.
3rd July 1854. Sailed from Cape Town.
13th July 1854. Arrived at Natal.
20th July 1854. Sailed from Natal.
July 1854. Delayed at Algoa Bay for repairs.
29th July 1854. Arrived at Cape Town.
3rd August 1854. Sailed from Cape Town.
7th August 1854. Sailed from Port Elizaberth for Natal.
10th August 1854. Arrived at Natal.
13th August 1854. Sailed from Natal.
18th August 1854. Arrived at Cape Town.
24th August 1854. Sailed from Cape Town.
30th August 1854. Arrived at Natal.
7th October 1854. Sailed from Cape Town.
19th October 1854. Arrived at Natal.
5th November 1854. Captain Boxer transferred to the ‘Natal’ from the ‘Sir Robert Peel’.
3rd November 1854. Sailed from Natal.
8th November 1854. Arrived at Cape Town.
12th December 1854. Sailed from the Cape of Good Hope for Southampton.
15th January 1855. At St.Vincent from the Cape of Good Hope.
6th February 1855. Arrived at Southampton, Captain Boxer, with 12 passengers and a small amount of specie, a full cargo consisting of ivory, wool, hides, etc and about 50 tons of copper ore.
15th March 1855. After a thorough refit she sailed from Southampton Docks, Captain Boxer, for Marseilles to convey troops to the Crimea.
Chartered by the French Government.
29th March 1855. At 9·30 p.m. she run aground and stranded at Corrie, on the Spanish coast, while proceeding to the Crimea, has become a total wreak, and broken up. Part of her machinery and stores were put on shore. All hands were saved with the exception of one person, John Stewart, fireman, who was drowned.
8th April 1855. It is hoped that if the weather becomes moderate, the vessel may be saved. She lies about three miles to the north of Cape Trafalgar. Every exertion has been made by the crew, with other assistance (by lightening the ship, etc.), to extricate her from her present perilous position. The non-arrival of any of the crew furnishes proof that some hopes were entertained of saving the vessel.
11th April 1855. Captain Stewart went to Cadiz in the ‘Iberia’, to render, if possible, assistance in extricating the ‘Natal’ from her perilous position.
30th April 1855. Eight of the crew came home on the ‘Iberia’, and the rest will return on the ‘Madrid’.
24th May 1855. The officers from the ‘Natal’ arrived at Southampton on the ‘Iberia’.
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