sv HYDRABAD
built by Robert Duncan & Co Port Glasgow,
Yard No 10

Propulsion: Three masts, ship rigged.
Launched: Sunday, 14/05/1865
Built: 1865
Ship Type: Iron ship
Ship's Role: Cargo, some passengers
Tonnage: 1339 net
Length: 229.5 feet
Breadth: 37.2 feet
Draught: depth 23.2 feet
Owner History:
Bombay Iron Ship Co, Bombay.
Last owners, Stephens and Sons, London.
Status: Wrecked - 24/06/1878

Remarks:
O.N. 30642. Completed August 1865.
While bound for Adelaide, Australia from Lyttelton, New Zealand, the ship was struck by a severe storm on 24 June 1878 and was run on to Waitarere Beach on the west coast of North Island to give the crew and passengers a better chance of survival. As a result, no lives were lost.
Two attempts were made to refloat the vessel but she was eventually abandoned.

Note. There may have been other owners or managers after the Bombay Iron Ship Co. It is only known that Stephens & Sons were owners by 1875.

Last updated: by Bruce Allan from the original records by Stuart Cameron




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