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Сlipper of New Zealand “Waimate”. 1874

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Сlipper of New Zealand “Waimate”. 1874

Postby Anatol » Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:50 pm

“Waimate” (1874 - 1899), tonnage 1,156 gross and 1,124 net, length 219ft 7in, beam 35ft 1in, depth 20ft 7in. Constructed of iron, built by J. Bumer & Co., Sunderland, for the New Zealand Shipping Co. She could carry 300 to 400 emigrants She made 22 voyages to New Zealand - 10 to Lyttelton, 8 to Port Chalmers, 3 to Auckland and 1 to Wellington. The average for all the outward passages was 92.14 days - to Lyttelton 90.5 days and Port Chalmers 91 days. The fastest outward passage was 74 days to Lyttelton in 1880. She came close to destruction in her return passage around Cape Horn in 1881 when she dropped both anchors and they held when she was being driven towards the rocks. In 1896, she was sold to Russian owners and was renamed VALKYRIAN. In 1899 she sailed
with a cargo of coal from Necastle, N.S.W. to Iquique. Chile, and was never heard of again.
The design stamp is made after painting of Roger Morris: «Ship Waimate passing Pencarrow Head and entering Wellington, taking in sail before a fresh southerly». For more details about “Waimate” see: The New Zealand record-breaker Waimate.jpg
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