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'SUSSEX'

Built by:Money Wigram & Son's, at the Northam Yard.
Yard No.
Launched:March 1853
Tonnage:959 7/10
Length:174 1/10 feet
Breadth:29 4/10 feet
Depth:20 9/10 feet
Machinery:Sail
Decks:Two - 3 masts.
Built of:Wood, sheathed with yellow metal.
Type:
Registered:12th April 1853 No. 187 in London, in the names of Money, Charles Hampdon & Chilford 48/64 shares, Henry Loftus 16/64Shares. Certificate granted 6th April 1853.
Off Number:23328
Built for:Money Wigram & Son's.
Other info:Crew 55 - Passengers 496
History:May 1853. Sailed from the East India Docks, Anthony Scanlan, Commander, for Gravesend.
4th June 1853. Sailed from London for Melbourne with 85 passengers.
17th September 1853. Arrived in Melbourne.
14th October 1854. Sailed from London. Captain A. Scanlan, from London.
16th October 1854. Sailed from the Downs for Melbourne.
29th December 1854. Passed Kedgeree and arrived at Melbourne for Calcutta.
18th February 1855. Sailed from Melbourne for London.
2nd August 1855. Sailed from London for Melbourne.
10th August 1855. Sailed from Plymouth for Melbourne.
30th October 1855. Arrived at Port Phillips but in consequence of the smallpox having broken out, the ship was placed in quarantine.
2nd November 1855. Arrived at Melbourne from London.
12th November 1855. Arrived in Hobsonís Bay from the quarantine station.
15th December 1855. Sailed from Port Phillips for London.
6th October 1856. Sailed from London for Melbourne.
14th October 1856. Put into St. Helenís Roads, from London, and after communicating with the shore, proceeded on her voyage for Melbourne.
10th January 1857. Arrived at Port Phillip from London.
17th January 1857. At Willamstown Police Court Alexander Morrison, a cook on board the ship was charged with having struck an officer belonging to his ship, and was fined five shillings.
6th March 1857. Sailed from Melbourne for London. Exports from Melbourne for London. 811 bales wool, 66 packages gold, containing 47,844 ozs, 7 dwts 1,839 bags of copper ore, 19 packages British goods, 60 cases champagne.
11th March 1857. At Willamstown Police Court Robert Thompson was charged with insubordination on board the ship, and was sentenced to six weeks imprisonment, with hard labour.
30th June 1858. Sailed from Melbourne for London.
20th September 1858. Sailed from London for Melbourne, Captain W. F. Fothergill.
21st December 1858. Arrived at Melbourne from London.
28th June 1859. Sailed from Plymouth, Captain Fothergill, for Melbourne.
29th July 1859. Crossed the Line.
18th August 1859. Experienced heavy gales off the Cape of Good Hope. 43S., the Aurora Australis was observed, forming a perfect arc in the heavens.
August 1859. In long. 80E, lat.
5th September 1859. Off Cape Lenwin.
13th September 1859. Off Cape Otway.
20th September 1859. Moored alongside the railway pier at Melbourne and will discharge her cargo at once.
23rd August 1860. Sailed from Melbourne for London.
11th May 1861. Sailed from Melbourne for London. She will convey a full complement of passengers and a full cargo.
19th September 1861. Arrived at Portsmouth from Port Phillip with 37,00 ounces of gold, and wool and copper valued at £12,500, for London.
1862 Sold to Charles, Clifford and Robert Wigram.
10th February 1863. Sailed from Melbourne for London, Captain J. S. Attwood.
25th April 1863. 6 a.m. The 'Sussex', Melbourne to London, 63 days out, signaled and passed the 'Alfred'.
4th May 1863. 9.30 a.m. The 'Sussex' sighted the 'Alfred' and the officers boarded the 'Sussex' for wine.
30th May 1863. 8 a.m. Lizard N.N.E. The 'Alfred' spoke to the 'Sussex' which was 98 days out from Melbourne.
31st May 1863. Passed Plymouth going up the Channel for London with 29,140 ounces of gold, full cargo of colonial produce, among which are 980 bales of wool, and 24 chief cabin and a large number of second and third class passengers.
12th June 1866. The 'Sussex', Captain Robert Ridgers passed up the Channel for London. Bring 34,420 ounces of gold dust, valued at £136,700, and a cargo of 665 bales of wool, seventeen casts of black sand, five bales of sheep skins, twenty bales of leather, 208 pieces Myall wood, 76 bags of bark, fifteen bundles of old copper sheathing, 27 cases of merchandise, 200 casks molasses, and 3,000 bags of copper ore.
21st July 1866. Due to sail from London, Captain Robert Ridgers, for Melbourne, calling at Plymouth.
20th March 1867. Due to sail from London, Captain G.Mant Miller, for Melbourne, calling at Plymouth.
3rd April 1867. Arrived at Plymouth, from London.
5th April 1867. Sailed from Plymouth, for Melbourne, with a general cargo, 40 first class and 60 second and third class passengers.
31st October 1867. Passed up the Channel, for London, from Melbourne, and landed at Plymouth by No5 pilot boat several passengers and a small mail for the town.
21st December 1867. Due to sail from London, , Captain G.Mant Miller, for Melbourne calling at Plymouth.
27th December 1867. Arrived at Plymouth to embark some passengers.
21st September 1868. Due to sail from London, Captain G.Mant Miller, for Melbourne, calling at Plymouth.
25th January 1869. Sailed from Melbourne for London.
25th February 1869. Rounded Cape Horn.
26th March 1869. Crossed the equator.
21st April 1869. Was off the Eddystone Lighthouse going up Channel under all studding sails at five knots, from Melbourne with 178 passengers, a cargo of wool and 13,000 ounces of gold.
20th July 1869. Due to sail from London, Captain J.Denne Collard, for Melbourne, calling at Plymouth.
21st April 1870. Due to sail from London, Captain J.Denne Collard, for Melbourne, calling at Plymouth.
29th April 1870. Sailed from Plymouth for Melbourne.
20th December 1870. Due to sail from London, Captain J.Denne Collard, for Melbourne, calling at Plymouth.
25th December 1870. Arrived at Plymouth for Melbourne.
25th September 1871. Due to sail from London, Captain J.Denne Collard, for Melbourne, calling at Plymouth.
31st December 1871. Vessel wrecked at Port Phillips Heads.


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