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Wave Queen
Ship: 653 tons
Captain: Perriam
Surgeon Superintendent:

Sailed London December 20th 1878 - arrived Wellinton April 8th 1879

The Wave Queen, a fine comfortable vessel of 853 tons, was one of the first vessels chartered by the Shaw Savill Company to bring immigrants to New Zealand. With the exception of one voyage she had an uneventful career, and sailed the seas for over 30 years, during which time she landed several thousand passengers at New Zealand ports. She never made any sensational runs, but her average was above that of many of the ships sent out to New Zealand in the sixties and seventies. The Wave Queen made her last voyage to Lyttelton in 1891, and during the month of September the following year she was run into by a steamer and sunk off Dublin while on her way from London to Glasgow, where she was to load for another voyage to Otago and Wellington.
White Wings - Sir Henry Brett

Arrival of the Wave Queen

Name Age County Occupation
Saloon Passengers
Blyth H J
William
Emily A
Laura
Grace
Ford Henry B
Graham E
Helen
Minnitt Charles G
Elizabeth
Augusta
Frederick
Anna
Walter
Symons William
Agnes
William R
Second Cabin Passengers
Bowman Thomas
Brown Edwin
Crawford W W
Annie
Simpson Alexander
Steerage Passengers
Catanach Alexander
Crook Robert Jnr
Mrs
Harriet A
James J
Haynes Richard
Hooper James
Mansfield Joseph B
Caroline
Miller John D
Robertson Mrs R
James
Carlyle
Scafe Edward
Cuthbert
Smith Thomas
Mary
Ida
Gilbert T
Sydney V
Maud A
Percy J
Florence
Smith James
Thomas George

                             

Copyright Denise & Peter 2006

Reference:
The Evening Post April 8th 1879