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NELSON
The NELSON left London 1st October, 1864 and arrived at Auckland on 20 January, 1865, with
Captain Charles Cobb in Command. The ship sailed via Cork to embark troops.
Transribed from the "Daily Southern Cross", page 4, of 21 January 1865. 
ARRIVAL OF THE NELSON, FROM LONDON, WITH TROOPS.
The signal made at the Flagstaff, yesterday, first as a barque, and afterwards as a ship, turned out to be, 
upon rounding the North Head - not as many had expected, the Viscount Canning, but the fine iron 
clipper ship Nelson. The Nelson is a vessel of 1,248 tons, an iron vessel built in 1862 and is commanded 
by Captain C. Cobb, a gentleman spoken highly of by the passengers; and feel sure that Captain Cobb is 
deserving of all the commendations which were bestowed upon him. The Nelson is another of Messrs. 
Potter, Wilson, and Co's magnificent Clyde-built ships, from the same yard as the Victory, now in harbour. 
The Nelson's ways were, in fact, immediately taken up by the Victory on the former being launched. The
Nelson sailed from the Downs on the 1st October, and after embarking troops at Cork, took her departure
from thence on the 7th of the same month, passing outside Cape de Verde Islands, and sighted Madiera
Island. The N E trades proved very light, and the Equator was crossed on the 14th November, in 27.5 deg
W. Longitude. The S E Trades were also light, and the meridian of the Cape of Good Hope was made on
the 10th December. Tristan D'Accunha was sighted on the 5th ultimo. The weather was very fine and
pleasant after rounding the Cape, and she ran down her easting between the parallels of 45 deg and 47
deg south, passing to the south of Tasmania on the 12th, sighting the The Three Kings on the 18th, and
and anchored off the North Head at 3pm yesterday, after a rapid run of eight days from Tasmania, and 40
days from the Cape of Good Hope. No vessels connected with the colonies were spoken with during the 
voyage. The Nelson brings 292 rank and file of the different Regiments, viz , 14th Regiment, 10, 18th, 76,
40th, 52, 57th, 50, 65th, 65, 68th, 40, and the following offficers :-
BRYCE Captain, 2nd Battalion, 14th Regiment,
in command
CORNISH Lieut, 2nd Battalion, 18th Regiment
LLOYD Lieut, 10th Regiment
DE LA POER Ensign, 65th Regiment
SWINDLEY Ensign, 65th Regiment
TREDENNOCK Ensign, 57th Regiment
CALDECOT Lieut, 68th Regiment
JOBSON MD, Staff-Assistant-Surgeon
Passengers
HAMILTON Captain & Mrs
3 Children & Servant
PRICTOR James
LE PAGE W
CHARLOTTE B
JOHNSON Martha
Charlotte
William H
ANDREWS Captain H
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
ARTHUR Elizabeth
LODGE Sydney
Philippa
Louisa
PLINDERS Mary
HOGUE James
AGNEI Alexander
ROBINSON William
THOMPSON Joseph
MAGUIRE Elliott
Allen
LOWRY Thomas
OGILVIE Frederick H
WILLET William T
HILLHOUSE Adam
OGILVIE Charles
PEMBROKE Alfred
HOLLOWAY Luke H
VINER Allan J
SMITH James
Mary
SMITH Eliza
James
Ernest
SMITH Sarah
Ann
Harry
Russell
MALANE William
CHISHOLM John G
CAILEY Isaac
VENNING John
SOUTHGATE John
CALVER F G
GARDENER William
George
RAMSEY D M
PHIPPS Fred E
Hannah
MCGRIGGON James
FERNOO James
WALLACE Charles
KNOTT George
MILLS Thomas
EDMONDS Edward
HORSMAN John
SCOTT J
CONINGSBY T
BROWNING Adolphus
Annie
DUNN Emily & child
EDWARDS William
Sarah
Victor
Victorine
Roderick
Lucifer
Matilda
James
Jefferson
SMITH Frances
Frederick
Elizabeth
Alfred
John W
Emma
BISHOP George
HILTON Ann
O'BRIEN William
HANLEY John
Margaret
Isabella
Elizabeth
James
David
MCKEE John
MCMILLAN H