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Victory (Ship 1847)

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Victory (1847)

Victory was built by Fenwick & Co, Sunderland in 1847 and owned by Willis, Gunn and Co (the company advertised as H H Willis and Co) and later owned by Wilson and Cook. She was 578 or 579 ton barque that brought some of the first immigrants from England to Dunedin in July 1848. She also called at Wellington, New Zealand in August 1848....

Victory sailed from Glasgow on 4 April 1849, carrying immigrants, and arrived New South Wales (Sydney?) on 19 July 1849. On 23 October 1849, she sailed from Sydney to London.

She returned to Auckland, New Zealand, again under Captain Mullens, on 1 February 1851 and then to Wellington on 22 March 1851, having left London on 4 October 1850 via Sydney.

She was again in Australia on 28 February 1853, sailing for London via Bombay under Captain W Vagg.

The ship sailed from London on 29 December 1853 to Perth 24 March 1854.

On 24 May 1855, the ship, under Captain Slaphins, was back in Sydney having sailed on 6 February from Southampton with another load of immigrants.

Victory was still sailing to New Zealand in the late 1850s and early 1860s. She brought migrants to Lyttelton in May 1859 and again in 1860, and to Dunedin from Glasgow in 1861 under Captain Stevens. On 17 June 1859 her return journey she sailed from Lyttleton to London via Batavia. On 13 October 1863 under Captain Gregory she brought Lancashire immigrants to Timaru and other parts from Southampton. The paper also noted that the ships owner had changed.

The ship's fate is unknown....

There were at least five other ships with the name Victory that co-existed with this ship and sailed in the same waters:

  • a 600-ton sailing ship Victory that was at Singapore in January 1852[16]
  • a 164 ft 6 in (50.14 m), 1855 785-ton Victory on the Liverpool-Australia service, built by O E Tam & Co Quebec and owned by H Campbell.
  • a 146 ft (45 m), 1860 595-ton Victory owned by Briggs of Sunderland and used on the Sunderland-Australia service.
  • steam ship Victory of 501 tons, under Captain Toogood that ran aground on the beach in Wickliffe Bay near Dunedin in 1861.[17][18] This ship sailed on the Trans-Tasman service.
  • a 1119-ton, 205 ft (62 m) iron Victory built at Glasgow in 1863 and owned by Potter & Co, that made her maiden voyage to Port Chalmers.

all from WIKIPEDIA

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