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Queen Bee
Ship: 726 Tons
Captain: J S Davies
Surgeon Superintendent:
Sailed London 20th April 1877 - sank on route to Nelson 6th August 1877

The Queen Bee, a full rigged ship of 726 tons, was one of the earliest vessels to bring out immigrants to New Zealand. Her first port of call was Dunedin, whaer she arrived in 1866. She was a fine roomy vessel, with accomodation superior to  to many of the ships carrying passengers in the sixties. She sank on route to Nelson in 1877 [this voyage] after striking Cape Farewell.
White Wings - Sir Henry Brett

Details from the Evening Post of August 1877

Name Age County Occupation
Saloon Passengers
Beckett C J
Catt Ernest
Fosberry Miss Eva C
Miss Emma
Gibbs Mrs J
Mary
Richard 17
Louisa
Frederick
Sydney
Ellen J
John H
Lucy F
Hartle Master H
Maunsell Dr
Muriel
Mary
Elly
Whyte W A
Steerage Passengers
Cheel Charles W
Eliza
Elizabeth
Grace
Diana
William
Ann
Furness Mr Stowed away on board
Hilliard Mr H S
Pearce Elizabeth
Saunders Mary A
                       

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Evening Post August 1877
Nelson Evening Mail August 9th 1877