Clifton S 27 Middlesex Dressmaker
  Charles  4    
  Herbert 2    
Burley William 42 Oxfordshire Coachsmith
  Isabella 41    

Master: Captain C. Foreman


Rigging: iron Ship; 1 cemented bulkhead

Tonnage: 744 tons gross, 696 under deck and 744 net

Dimensions: 188.5 feet long, 31.3 foot beam and holds 19.2 feet deep;

Construction: 1865, Duncan in Port Glasgow

Owners: J. & R. Grant

Port of registry: London

Surgeon Superintendent: R St. M Dawes

Sailed London 21st November 1873 - arrived Napier 8th March 1874

Captain Foreman seems to have been singular in carrying matrimonially inclined couples, as on a voyage to Napier 1873 - for he performs two ceremonies, and on that occasion no questions were raised as to his jurisdiction. She was formerly the Atlanta Banfield, under which name she came to grief and was condemned and sold. Her new owner, however, carried out extensive repairs and renamed his craft the Invererne. Under her new name the ship made three voyages to New Zealand , all under the command of Captain Foreman. The first was to Napier, where she arrived on March 8 1874, bringing 240 immigrants, 107 days from London. There was a lot of sickness aboard during the trip and 16 children died, the chief trouble being scarlatina. White Wings - Sir Henry Brett

For complete list see

The Hawkes Bay Times of 10th March 1874.

The New Zealand Shipping Company's fine iron ship Invererne, 743 tons, Capt. Foreman, arrived in Hawkes Bay at 6 o'clock on Sunday evening, after a good passage of 107 days. She left Gravesend on the 22nd November, but meeting bad weather, was forced to lie for a week in the Downs ; went down the Channel, but the rough weather continuing, put into Dungeness, where she lay two days ; had light variable winds to the 5th December, when she landed her pilot. Made a passage of 29 days to the line, which she crossed on the 3rd January. Passed the meridian of the Cape on the 28th January, and from thence had moderate weather to New Zealand. Sighted Stewart's Island on the 28th February ; met with light contrary winds along the coast until Friday, when off the entrance of Cook's Straits, when it increased to a fierce gale, the direction of which changed to the south on Saturday at about 8 p.m. bringing the ship rapidly up the bay, which was entered on Sunday afternoon. Anchored off the Town of Napier at about 6 p.m. ; and was shortly afterwards boarded by the Pilot, the Board of Health, and a number of visitors, who went off in the steam launch Bella. She was removed to the western anchorage yesterday morning. The Invererne brings 270 passengers, including a large proportion of Scandinavians. They all speak highly of the accommodation on board the ship, and the uniform kindness of the officers. There were two births on the passage ; two marriages (of Scandinavians) on Christmas day ; and sixteen deaths - all children, the oldest being six years of age. The causes of death were scarlatina, bronchitis, and measles, and the last case occurred about six or seven weeks before the arrival of the vessel in port. One passenger - a Scandinavian woman - suffering from congestion of the lungs was removed to the Provincial hospital.

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