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CHARIOT OF FAME
















Departed from Queenstown, Ireland on 7th October, 1863 and arrived in Auckland on 8th January 1864,
after a journey of 93 days. Captain Clarke was in command.








From the Southern Cross and The New Zealander newspapers of Saturday, 9th January, 1864

























126 Rank & File of the 70th Regt.





154 - 2nd Bat. of the 18th. Regt





70 - 40th Regt






71 - 57th Regt






36 - 65th Regt






19 - 50th Regt






15 - Royal Engineers





27 - Army Hospital Corps





2 - Corps of Armourers













Officers:






BAKER J. D. Capt. 18th Regt




BLEWITT C. Capt. 65 Regt




BOWTREE E. M. Staff Surgeon





BYAM W. Ensign 65th Regt




CARR Lt. Royal Artillary




CHANDLER E. Staff Assistant Surgeon





CHAYTER A. Ensign 65 Regt




HALL Capt. 18th Regt




HIGGINS W. Capt. 65 Regt




KING T. H. Ensign 40th Regt




LLOYD T. W. J. Capt. 57th Regt




MANSERGH Capt. 40th Regt




MARTIN Ensign 70th Regt




MENTEITH G. J. Lt. 70th Regt




THOMPSON T. G. Ensign 65 Regt




TOULMIN A. T. Ensign 65th Regt




WARING T. Ensign 50th Regt




YOUNG Lt. Col. 65th Regt




plus 520 men rank & file and 64 woman & 67 children












Passengers in the cabin:-





Mrs LLOYD & 2 chdn  passengers













Deaths: One women, Mary Ann EVERS, wife of a Private of the 65th, died on 27 Oct.  8 children also

died during the passage. On December 3rd Thomas LENNON of the 70th Regt. was found to be

missing, presumably washed overboard during the night.

Births: there were 9.













From The New Zealander of Saturday, 9th January, 1864












The Chariot of Fame left Queenstown harbour 7th October thus making the passage in 93 days. The

passage has on the whole has been a most favourable one, being singularly destitute of rough

weather; a great thing when women and children are on board in any number.  The showery weather

yesterday prevented the ship having the clean appearance usual in troop ships.









Testimonial to the Captain of the Chariot of Fame












The following address was presented to the Captain of the ship Chariot of Fame on her arrival in port:-









Ship Chariot of Fame, January 8, 1864













Dear Sir   - At the termination of a most prosperous voyage,  attended under the blessings of


Divine Providence without the loss of a single soldier on board, under medical charge, I feel it is a

most grateful duty to express my sincere thanks to you, as the officer in command of the troops, for

the anxiety you have invariably evinced to meet my wishes to promote the comfort of all on board

and in offering this very inadequate tribute of my respect and thanks, I beg you will accept my best

wishes for your long prosperity and happiness.









I must in justice to your chief mate, Mr Selkirk, and the other officers of your ship, record my

favourable opinion of the satisfactory manner they have aided you in the responsible duties you have

had to perform as master of the ship.









Sgd:  W P Young, Lieut. Colonel 65th Regt., Commanding the Troops












































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