Voyage to London in 1878

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Voyage to London in 1878
Under command of Captain Edward Alston
Departure port Port Augusta
Departure date 31st October 1877
Arrival port London
Arrival date 7th March 1878
Voyage duration 127 days

The City of Adelaide spent three weeks unloading in Company’s Basin at Port Adelaide before setting off for Port Augusta on 18 August 1877. She arrived there on 25 August and unloaded part of her original cargo from London, as well as some coasting cargo from Port Adelaide. She loaded her return cargo, and sailed from Port Augusta on 31 October, but encountered very severe weather while beating down the Gulf. She passed Kangaroo Island’s Cape Borda on 7th November to face very heavy seas and an increasing gale in the open ocean. The ship behaved well under shortened sail until a heavy sea suddenly struck the boat and knocked away the rudder. Thanks to superb seamanship by Captain Alston, the City of Adelaide managed to put back into Port Adelaide on 14 November for a replacement rudder. After the necessary repairs on Fletcher’s slip, the City of Adelaide sailed from Port Adelaide on 25th November 1877. Sailing via Cape Horn, she eventually arrived in London on 7 March 1878 after an over-all duration of 127 days out of Port Augusta.


Contents

Passenger List

The following is a list of the passengers who sailed from Port Augusta on 31 October 1877.[1]

Mrs Alston, Dr Friege, Mrs Jackson, Master Jackson (son), Mr Ingram - all in the cabin.


Crew List

This crew list is held by the Maritime History Archive, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada


# Name Position Wage Last ship Date joined Place joined Date Left Place Left Reason left Age Comment
1 Alston, Edward Daniel - I2015 Master City of Adelaide (1864) 18 April 1877 London Remains 36
2 Sharpe, James P - I20442 1st Mate 8-0-0 City of Adelaide (1864) 18 April 1877 London 07 Mar 1878 London discharged 25
3 Stockman, E J - I20478 2nd Mate 5-0-0 City of Adelaide (1864) 18 April 1877 London 07 Mar 1878 London discharged 22
4 Smith, Walter W - I20462 3rd Mate 3-10-0 City of Adelaide (1864) 18 April 1877 London 07 Mar 1878 London discharged 22
5 Murray, A - I20335 Carpenter 6-10-0 City of Adelaide (1864) 18 April 1877 London 07 Mar 1878 London discharged 39
6 Anthony, Jose - I20009 Boatswain 5-0-0 City of Adelaide (1864) 18 April 1877 London 07 Mar 1878 London discharged 40
7 Brown, William - I20061 Sailmaker 4-0-0 City of Adelaide (1864) 18 April 1877 London 07 Mar 1878 London discharged 62
8 Sturt, C - I20481 Midshipman 0-1-0 Hawkesbury 18 April 1877 Gravesend 07 Mar 1878 London discharged 17
9 Donaldson, J J - I20138 Midshipman 0-1-0 City of Adelaide (1864) 18 April 1877 Gravesend 07 Mar 1878 London discharged 22
10 Nix, Robert E - I20350 Cook 5-0-0 City of Adelaide (1864) 18 April 1877 London 07 Mar 1878 London discharged 36
11 Caught, W - I20085 Steward 5-10-0 Flintshire 18 April 1877 London 07 Mar 1878 London discharged 45
12 Chapman, David - I20087 AB 3-5-0 Sydenham 18 April 1877 London 07 Mar 1878 London discharged 53
13 Lindstrom, P - I20282 AB 3-5-0 Rydalmere 18 April 1877 London 07 Mar 1878 London discharged 22
14 Benfield, Colin - I20028 AB 3-5-0 Newcastle 18 April 1877 London 07 Mar 1878 London discharged 32
15 Morgan, J - I20330 AB 3-5-0 Loch Awe 18 April 1877 Gravesend 07 Mar 1878 London discharged 46
16 Hayes, William - I20219 AB 6-0-0 Hesperides 13 August 1877 Adelaide 07 Mar 1878 London discharged 39
17 Edwards, Geoge - I20148 AB 6-0-0 Pak Wau 13 August 1877 Adelaide 07 Mar 1878 London discharged 29
18 Gibbons, Maurice - I20179 AB 6-0-0 Permit 13 August 1877 Adelaide 07 Mar 1878 London discharged 37
19 Riege, Theodor - I20405 AB 6-0-0 Prospero 16 August 1877 Adelaide 07 Mar 1878 London discharged 23
20 George, Henry - I20178 AB 5-0-0 Harkaway 10 October 1877 Pt Augusta 07 Mar 1878 London discharged 41
21 Smith, George - I20454 AB 8-0-0 Star of Jamaica 1 November 1877 Adelaide 07 Mar 1878 London discharged 20
22 Cox, William John - I20115 AB (from 29/7/1877) 3-5-0 Indentured 29 July 1873 London 07 Mar 1878 London discharged 22
23 May, William - I20304 OS & Butcher 0-1-0 St John 31 October 1877 Pt Augusta 07 Mar 1878 London discharged 25
24 Hilliard, Geo Fredk R - I20229 Apprentice Indentured 14 April 1874 London Remains 20
25 Higgs, Fredk Thomas - I20227 Apprentice Indentured 26 May 1875 London Remains 18




Cargo List

On this voyage the ship carried 4043 bales of wool and 170 tons of copper. The exporters are listed below.[2]


Exporter Goods Exporter Goods Exporter Goods
Wallaroo Smelting 2195 cakes copper Wallaroo Smelting 890 bags copper ore F J Frost & Co 33 bales wool
Ayliffe & Baines 121 bales wool Sir John Morphett 359 bales wool James Bros. 15 bales wool
H C Swan 193 bales wool H & F Rymill 397 bales wool R A Tarlton & Co 81 bales wool
W R Mortlock 714 bales wool J J Swinden 70 bales wool F H Faulding & Co 45 bales wool
B Ragless 215 bales wool Thomas M Gibson 18 bales wool Henry Scott 6 bales wool
Elder Smith & Co 386 bales wool John Ragless 152 bales wool Price, Maurice 62 bales wool
J & W Moorhouse 106 bales wool Tinline & Murray 130 bales wool Hayward Armstrong 60 bales wool
W J Browne 55 bales wool Price & Browne 212 bales wool Warwick Bros. 51 bales wool
Ross, Hennuing & Baker 96 bales wool D & J Fowler 338 bales wool Bean Bros. 17 bales wool
Bignell & Young 12 bales wool Bignell & Young 1 packet

Notes

  1. South Australian Register 15 November 1877
  2. The Observer (Adelaide SA) 3 November 1877


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