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Loch Awe
Barque: 1053 tons
Captain: J Nicol

Surgeon Superintendent:
Sailed London June 20th 1882 - arrived Auckland c September 26th 1882

Many fast passages were made to New Zealand by the clipper ships which in the early days flew the house flags of the Shaw Savill Co., New Zealand Shipping Co., and other lines. During this time many of the ships were running light and bringing on each trip from 300 to 500 immigrants, who came out under Sir Julius Vogel's scheme of colonisation. Many mis-statements have appeared in the papers when referring to the time occupied by these noted old ships, and there has been more controversy over the time in which the Loch Awe made the record run to Auckland than over any other vessel's performance and all the correspondents writing in the "Auckland Star" and "Herald" have fallen into the same error. Only recently a correspondent who claimed to have been an officer on the ship made the same mistake as many others by stating that the run was done in 73 days. The Loch Awe was a vessel of 1053 tons, commanded by Captain Weir, and the time actually occupied on the voyage was 76 days six hours. Some years after her record voyage, the Loch Awe made another voyage to Auckland, taking 99 days. She was then barque-rigged...........sold to a Norwegian firm, she was renamed the Madura, and was torpedoed by a German submarine during the war, with loss of life.
White Wings - Sir Henry Brett

Name Age County Occupation
Saloon Passengers
Balmer George
Emily
Emily
Fanny
Percy
Frederick
Second Cabin Passengers
Hull James
Elizabeth
Maxwell Peter
Walter
Steerage Passengers
Benrose Mark
Betsy
Betsy
Emma
Mark
Clara
Fred
Alice
Frank
Currie Archibald
Marion
Alexander
Isabella
Daniels Thomas
Holland Henry
Mary
Kirk William
Hughina
Robert
Margaret
William
Isabella
John
McNeith Daniel
Margaret
Lizzie
Potts Joseph
Louisa
Thorn Henry J
Henrietta
Walter C
Henry W
Hugh E
Helen Z
                   

Copyright Denise & Peter 2006

Reference:
New Zealand Herald August 16th 1882