Search billions of records on Ancestry.com
   

GOTHIC

 

 

 

The GOTHIC departed London on 29 October, 1897 and arrived in Wellington on 13 December, 1897, via Plymouth, Teneriffe, Capetown and Hobart, with Captain William H Kidley in command.

 

 

Transcribed from the Evening Post, Monday, 13 December, 1897, Page  4.

 

 

 

GOTHIC, FROM LONDON.

 

At 5.45 this morning the favourite White Star liner Gothic, Captain Kidley, from London via Plymouth, Teneriffe, Capetown, and Hobart, dropped anchor in the stream. The examination of the Health Officer (Dr. James) was satisfactory, and the big vessel was snugly berthed at No 1, Queen's Wharf, by Captain Johnston, Harbour Pilot. From Mr. Inman, purser, to whom we are indebted for late files we learn that the vessel left Plymouth at 4.20 pm on the 30th October. Had moderate SE to NW winds to anchorage off Santa Cruz at 7.58am on 4th November. A supply of coal was taken on board, and the steamer re­sumed her voyage at 6.40 pm same day. Encoun­tered SE trades in 5deg north, and from thence to Capetown strong SE winds, with high sea at times. Arrived in Table Bay 3.35 pm 19th, landed 108 passengers and embarked 83, and pro­ceeded on her voyage to Hobart at 10.50 am on 20th. Carried SW winds to 40deg east longitude, thence to arrival at Hobart, at 4 pm on 8th De­cember, light north to NNW winds and fine weather. Discharged cargo and landed passen­gers, and proceeded on voyage at 4.17 am on 9th, and met with SW to ENE winds and calm, fine weather until arrival in harbour as above. The usual entertainments, sports, &c, were much enjoyed, also golf, which was tried for the first time, and found most successful and interesting. The voyage throughout was a most phenomenally smooth one, with hardly a day's bad weather, which was most fortunate, as the ship had a greater complement of passengers than on any previous voyage.


The following is her passenger list:-

 

For Wel­lington:

 

Saloon—

 

Misses

 

Cash (2)

Duncan

Tay­lor

 

Mesdames

 

Cash

Crawford and son

Elder

Seabright

Strang

Glanfield

 

Sir K. Cumming

Rev Fitzgerald

 

Messrs

 

Crawford

Hundford

Jefferson

Jones (2)

McNab

McEldowney

Ottley

de Peele (2)

Pickard-Hawkins

Strang

Glanfield

Whitton

 

Masters

 

Cash

Elder (2)

Strang

 

Steerage—

 

Misses

 

Arnold

Grant

Snowsill

 

Mesdames

 

Arnold

Crispe

Grant

Powell

 

Messrs

 

Black

Day

Golder

Grant

Gilpin

Murray

Quigley

Rochtiffe

Searle

Taylor

Nicholson

Atkin

Leslie

Fidler

Bradley

Pearson

Gunn

 

Saloon for other ports—

 

Misses

 

Baldwin

Neelson

Beaumont

Duday

Singleton Hooper

Heald Mit­chell

Kettle

Watson

Christie

Harrison

Jessop

Skelton

Taylor

Boor

Green

Roberts (2)

Munn

Thornton

 

Mesdames

 

Bluck

Coates

Thornton

Singleton-Hooper

Kettle

Watson

McIntyre

Nevill

Phillips

Roberts

Thompson

Sharpe

Kennedy

Bishop Nevill

 

Revs Hudson, Buss, Kewley

 

Drs Nathan, Boor

 

Hon Mossman

 

Pro­fessor Coates

 

Messrs

 

Fish

Crombie

Pearson

Webster

Hickson

Watson

Lyons

Kettle

Len­nox

Christie

Smart

Skelton

Fletcher

Munn

Hutchinson

McClelland

Nathan

Phillips

Trepplin

Roberts

Thompson

Haney

Nicholson

 

Master

 

Bluck

 

Steerage for other ports, 129.

 

The officers are the same as when the steamer last visited Wellington. There are5000 tons cargo on board, of which 3160 tons will be dis­charged at Wellington. According to present arrangements she will leave on Thursday for Lyttelton, sailing thence to Napier and Welling­ton, and finally leaving this port for London on the 6th January.

 

 

Go to TOP

 

 

 

 

Copyright – Gavin W Petrie - 2012