ARRIVAL OF THE SIR RALPH
The Press September 5th 1866
The Sir Ralph Abercrombie, ship, Anderson, from London, arrived and anchored off Camp Bay, at half-past five last evening. All well on board. She left London on the 31st May. On the 2nd June William Finch AB, fell overboard and, sinking immediately, was drowned. Left the Downs same day. After leaving the Channel has S W winds for five days. On June 27, sprung the maintopsail yard. July 7, during a sudden squall, the jib-boom was carried away close to the cap. Had strong breezes and severe gales from the 20th July; in lat 35deg S long 30deg W, till the 30th August, when the Snares Rocks were sighted. On the 18th August saw a large iceberg in lat 51deg 30min S long 100 E; heavy showers of hail and snow. On 3rd September, carried away the maintopgallant mast. Had light winds and calms from the Snares to Godley Head. The health officer, Mr Donald, visited the ship at seven pm.