the SHIPS into New Plymouth 1843 - 1885
the ship list was taken from NZETC was written about 1927
Thomas SPARKS, Captain Sparks, left London November, 1842, arrived New Plymouth, via Nelson, May 29th. Having encountered severe gales, she had to put into Capetown to repair damage. She was detained for a long time. By this vessel arrived in New Zealand the first cuttings of the Cape accacia, a good shelter shrub. Among the passengers were Messrs. John and Charles HURSTHOUSE.
William Stoveld, Captain DAVIDSON, from London, via Nelson, arrived October 26.
Himalaya, 477 tons, Captain CREAGH, left London September 7th, arrived December 23rd, and proceeded to Nelson, where she arrived January 10th, 1844. Passengers, 21,
Bella Marina, 600 tons, Captain ASHBRIDGE, from London, via Hobart, arrived May 27th, bringing a small batch, of immigrants.
Raymond, barque, arrived August 29th.
Ralph Bernal, 400 tons, Captain Maclaren, from London, arrived October 15th.
Elora, from London, arrived January 30th.
Catherine Johnson, arrived August 31st.
Bernicia, 548 tons, Captain Arnold, from London, arrived October 20th.
Bernicia, 548 tons, Captain Arnold, left Gravesend, July 7th, arrived November 3rd.
Star of China, from London, arrived November 23rd.
Cornwall, 580 tons, Captain Dawson, formerly of the Amelia Thompson, from London, arrived August 18th. This vessel was under charter to the New Zealand Land Company. She afterwards went on to Dunedin, arriving September 23rd.
Pekin, Captain Whitby, left London, August, 1849, arrived February, 1850 (via Port Chalmers).
Berkshire, Captain White, left London October 4th, 1849, arrived January 8th (via Nelson).
Kelso, 500 tons, Captain Innes, arrived October 24th.
Phoebe Dunbar, arrived December 15th.
Poictiers, barque, Captain Beale, left London February 24th, arrived June 30th.
Mariner, arrived October 11th.
Eden, barque, Captain Murdock, arrived October 29th, after a long and stormy passage, on which both food and water ran short. Passengers, 42.
Cashmere, 640 tons, Captain G. Pearson, sailed June 16th, arrived October 10th.
Victory, 700 tons, Captain A. L. Mulling, arrived May 1st.
Simlah, arrived October 12th.
Lord William Bentinck, 600 tons, Captain E. Canney, from London, arrived January 6th. Passengers, 30.
William Hyde, arrived March.
Joseph Fletcher, 672 tons, Captain John Foster, from London, via Auckland, October 8th.
St. Michael, 600 tons, Captain W. Prince, left London July 14th, arrived December 2.
Tasmania, 600 tons, Captain McWilliam, from London, via Wellington, arrived April 19th.
Cashmere, 640 tons, Captain Pearson, from London, via Auckland, arrived July 7th.
Simlah, 600 tons, from London, via Auckland, arrived August 6th.
Sir Edward Paget, 580 tons, Captain Chapman, from London, via Auckland, arrived August 16th.
True Briton, 685 tons, Captain H. W. Norris, arrived January 18th, via Wellington. She brought 17 passengers and some New Zealand Fencibles.
Cresswell, 670 tons, Captain Barnett, from London, arrived August 25th. Passengers, 52.
Joseph Fletcher, 672 tons, Captain John Foster, sailed June 20th, arrived September 17th. Full details of voyage in Vol. I., White Wings. Passengers, 70.
John Taylor, 800 tons, Captain Cawkett, from London, via Wellington, arrived November 28th. Among the passengers were Mr. and Mrs. Wakefield and family.
Hamilla Mitchell, barque, 500 tons, Captain Bradley, from London, via, Auckland, arrived February 3rd. Passengers, 27.
Lady Clarke, 440 tons, Captain Tosvar, from London, via Auckland, arrived April 25th.
Eclipse, 480 tons, Captain Laing, from London, arrived June 17th.
Cashmere, 640 tons, Captain Pearson, sailed April 25th, arrived August 6th, and proceeded to Auckland, arriving August 21st.
Joseph Fletcher, 672 tons, Captain John Foster, sailed June 20th, arrived October 4th. Full details of voyage in Vol. I., White Wings.
Monarch, barque, 600 tons, Captain Duff, from London, via Auckland, arrived October 29th.
Josephine Willis, 786 tons, Captain Cannes, sailed October 23rd, 1854, arrived January 26th. Full details of voyage in Vol. I., White Wings.
Rock City, 597 tons, Captain Cubbins, from London, via Auckland, arrived July 23rd. Among the passengers were Mr. and Mrs. Hoskin.
Duke of Portland, 533 tons, Captain Seymour, from London, via Auckland, arrived August 19th. Brought a detachment of the 58th Regiment and a few passengers.
Egmont, 767 tons, Captain Gibson, from London, via Auckland, arrived November 6th. A few passengers.
Cashmere, 640 tons, Captain Pearson, from London, via Lyttelton, arrived November 22nd.
Euphemus, 586 tons, Captain Harwood arrived March 27th.
Ashmore, barque, 570 tons, Captain Ginders, from London, via Auckland, arrived March 27th.
Chatham, barque, 540 tons, Captain Cole, left London January 18th, arrived May 9th.
Inchinnan, 566 tons, Captain Ennis, left London July 4th, arrived October 11th, via Nelson. She brought a few passengers.
Gipsy, barque, 426 tons, Captain Bolton, left London June 21st, arrived October 11th.
Cashmere, 640 tons, Captain Pearson, sailed from London December 17th, arrived April 5th. Passengers, 31.
Dinapore, ship, 789 tons, Captain Louttit, sailed from London April 17th, via Auckland, arrived October 10th.
William Watson, barque, 480 tons, Captain W. Brown, sailed from London August 24th, arrived December 30th.
Kenilworth, ship, 537 tons, Captain Thorn, arrived July 8th, via Auckland.
Eclipse, barque, 254 tons, Captain Elliott, left London November 8th, 1858, arrived March 4th with 18 passengers.
William Watson, Captain McFarlane, left London October 18th, 1858, arrived February 18th, 1859.
Anne Longton, 700 tons, Captain Mundle, from London, via Nelson, arrived August 27th.
(From 1861 to 1862 there were no ships)
In 1860 the Maori War broke out in Taranaki, and for many years things were in a very unsettled state throughout the district. All direct shipping from England to New Plymouth ceased, and no emigrant vessels visited the Roadstead till January 23rd, 1875.
Bard of Avon, 765 tons, Captain Penny, from London, via Nelson, arrived October 12th.
(In 1864 and 1865 there were no ships)
Shelburne, 371 tons, Captain Lowe, left London November 30th, 1865, arrived April 11th. A long, uneventful voyage of 130 days. First vessel to come to New Plymouth direct since the Eclipse in 1859.
Lord Clyde, 531 tons, Captain Murphy, from London, via Nelson, arrived October 20th.
Avalanche, 1160 tons, Captain Bishop, sailed October 22nd, 1874, arrived January 23rd, 1875. Passengers, 260.
Halcione, 842 tons, Captain Croker, left May 27th, arrived September 2nd, 1875, with 290 immigrants.
Chile, ship, 707 tons, Captain Alex. Smith, sailed June 17th, arrived September 26th, with 130 immigrants.
Collingwood, ship, 1014 tons, Captain Black. This vessel was listed to sail from London and land 286 passengers at New Plymouth, but fever broke out on the voyage, and the captain put into Wellington, arriving on July 10th. As there were 50 cases of scarlet fever under treatment on board, the vessel was ordered into quarantine. She had 293 passengers, and those for New Plymouth, when released, were taken on by the steamer Taupo. During the voyage of the Collingwood there were 20 deaths, of which 15 were children. There were four births.
Hurunui, 1012 tons, Captain McKelvie, arrived December 2nd, but, owing to a severe gale, the passengers could not be landed, and the ship went on to Wellington, New Plymouth passengers being sent up by steamer.
Adamant, Captain Bowling, left London November 19th, 1880, arrived April 7th. She brought the plant for the New Plymouth Harbour works.
Pareora, Captain Bonguard, left London August 19th, arrived December 9th. This was the last direct immigrant ship that visited New Plymouth.
The Waikato, HERMIONE, and the Strathnavar had passengers for New Plymouth in 1877, and they were landed at Wellington and sent on by steamer.