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[by telegraph.] Dunedin, April 15. A telegram was received in town to-day announcing the loss of the ship Calypso, which was run down off Margate. All hands were saved. The Calypso was commanded by Captain Hird, and left Port Chalmers for London on January 19th, with the following passengers —Mr. and Mrs. Grant, Mesdames: Nichol, Gibbs, Imrie and family (5), . Miss Thomas, Messrs. J. Closs, G. Montgomery, W. Will, J. Gallagher, H. Benewith, T.. A. Miller, and A. D. McConnell. Her cargo consisted of 4,376 bales of wool, and sundries, of a total value of L 87,896. She was owned by Captain Leslie and others, and was fully insured, all the colonial offices having full lines upon her. [Our London message to-day announces the, Calypso’s arrival. This would probably be at Deal.] Dunedin, April 16. The following is the ascertained list of insurances on the Calypso effected through the Dunedin offices and firms :■ —Cargill, Gibbs, and Co., per Marine Insurance Co., of London, L 16,000 ; ditto, per open policy in London, LIO,OOO ; New Zealand and Australian Land Co., per open policy in Glasgow, about L 10,500; Victoria Insurance Co., L 5,000 ; South British, L 4,000; Standard, L 3.000 ; National, L 2,000 ; Colonial, L 2,000 ; Globe, L 2,000; Union, L 1,745 ; United, Lll2 —total, L 56,357. It has been stated in addition that the Batavian had a risk of L5,C30 on the vessel,' but the local agent knows nothing, of it. The above insurances are of cargo alone, the hull being Underwritten in English offices.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 88, 17 April 1880

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LOSS OF THE CALYPSO. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 88, 17 April 1880