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High Water. To-mobbow. Talaroa Head" : 7.50 a.m. S.lB p.m. Port Chalmers : 8.30 a.m., 8.58 p.m. Dunedin: 9.15 a.m.. 9 43 p,m. Port Chalmers. ARRIVED—Junk 19. Rotomahana, h.b., 865 tons, Carey, from Melbourne via Hobart and the Bluff. Passengers : Mr and Mrs Pecz, Mrs Watson, Misses Maim, Mowatt, Messrs A. Gordo?, R. Bryno. J. Ramsden, Benjamin, Kingsley (2); and twenty-one in the steerage. Waihora, sb„ 1,260 tons, Popham, from Sydney via Auckland and intermediate ports. Passengers: Mesdaraes Whitson and two children, Stewart, Misses Orcbiston, Dannett, Messrs Whitson, De Renzy, Wyatt, Seelyee, Lake, Simpson; and eleven in the steerage. SAILED.- June 18. Beautiful Star, ».»., 146 tons, Brewer, for Oamaru. June 19. Loch Awe, ship, 1,053 tons, Nicol, for Newcastle. Rotomahana, a.s., 865 tona, Carey, for Sydney via Auckland and 2ast Coast ports. Passengers: For Lyttelton—Messrs Burgess, King. For Wellington—Messrs Gray, Spragg, Fitchett, Cain, Dr Hodgkinson, Mesdames Allen, Matthews. For Gitborne—Miss Taylor. For Auckland—Miss Gralam, Messrs Lawford, Brown. For Sydney Miss Steward, Mrs Dymack. The Beautiful Star left the Rattray street wharf at 10 p.m. yesterday, with passengers and cargo for Oamaru. The ship Loch Awe was towed to sea this morning, and Bailed in ballast for Newcastle. Tho barque D'Artagnan was to have commenced putting out cargo this morning, but was prevented doing so owing to the rainy weather. The barquentine Frank Guy 1b rapidly getting cleir of her cargo of timber at the Jetty street wharf. The total number of steamships and Bailing I veHselfi in the world of 100 tonß register and upwards in 1888 -was 33.200, anil their estimated tonnage about 20,738,645 ton?. According to Lloyd a Universal Register of Shipping, from which most of tho particulars are taken, the total numbar of ehtps, British owned, is 12,229, having a tonnage, net of sailing: vessols and grofs of steamers, 10 561,595 tons. America ranks second with 3.640 ships, Norway 3,307, Germany 2.086, France 1,479, Italy 1,700, Sweden 1,465, Russia 1,228. Too total number of Bailing vessels of all c mntries is 23,310, net tonnage 9,820,492. England 4,112, tonnage 2,658,518; colonies 2,402, tonnage 1,039,562. Total, 6,514: tonnage, 3,698,080. Staff-engineer H. O. Bourke, of H.M.S. Calliope, who has lately been appointed to the rank of Fleet Engineer, was engineer of H.M.S. Sultan at the bombardment of Alexandria, 11th July, 1882, and during the Egyptian war. He holds the Egyptian medal, the Khedive's bronze otar. Tho Rotomatana left the Bluff at 4.45 p.m. on thp 18th, and bad tine weather along the coast. The Waihora, from Sydney via Auokland and intermediate port?, arrived at Fort Ohftlm&a at

8.30 a.m. to-day, and steamed alongside the George street pier in readiness fordooking. She left Lyttelton at 3.15 pm. yesterday; from Auckland to Napier she had southerly winds with rain, and from thence fresh head viuda with fine weather.

The s.s. Fifeshire, from London via Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Oamaru, and Timuu arrived at Port Chalmers at 4.30 p.m. yesterday, and steamed alongside the Bowen pier to complete her loading for London. S'noe the Fifeshire's last visit to this port there has been a slight change in the jicrsonncl of her officers. Mr Falconer, her late chief officer, having resigned, Mr Duncan has been piomoted to that position ; Mr Robson to second, Mr Hart crimes as third, Mr Morton purser, and Mr Miller still occupies his old position as chief steward. The engineering department is still under tho charge of Mr Small, who brings with him Mr Galligcras second, Mr Butterworth tiird, and Mr Blackwood fourth, A*i Oamaru ?he took on board 9,000 carcasses mutt n, 168 quarters beef, a quantity of wool, tallow, and preserved meats, and at Timuu 8,000 carcasses mutton and other cargo. She commenced this morning to tako in her frozen mutton.

As regards the extraordinary speed of ocean steamers during 1888 the mest noteworthy performances aro tho two runs of the Cunatder Etruria, from Queenftown to Sandy Hiok, New York, in both of which voyages she broke the tpeed record between those places The time taken in the former voyage was 6d lh 55min, and In the latter smin 1< ss. A greater distance by fifty-eight knots was run ou the voyage from 27tli May to 3rd June than iu the ono from September lb'th to 27th. On the fifth day's passage in June the Etruria made 603 knots. Up to that year these two voyages wevo the fastest on record for long distances on tho ocean. Tho Oceana, belonging to the P. and O. Company, left Brindisi on July 23, and arrived at Adelaide (3.A.) on Augu-t 19, her net speed at sea being 15,8 knots per hour over a distance of 8,758 knots. The fastest passages between England and the Cape were made that year by tho Union 3teamship Company of London's steamers Tartar and Athenian. Tho Tartarwas driven from Cape Town to Now Plymouth in 17d Gh 15min, including detentions; and the Athenian in 17d 9h lOmin, and on ono voyage in 17d 16h 25min. Tho Tartar's actual steaming time was 17d Oh 15min, or an averase of 14.35 knots per hour. The s s. Flinders and the schooner Waitemata, of Auckland, came into collision at Port Phillip Heads on Monday night, but neither was much damaged. MOVFMENTS OF THE UNION STEAM SHIP COMPANY'S FLEET. Wednesday, Jijn'e 19. Ltttelto.w Kanieii arrived 2 p.m. from Wellington; tailed 4 p.m. Nkj.son'. Grafton airived 11 a.m. from Wellington ; sailed 1 p.m. for Westport. Nkw Plymouth.—Takapuna, from Manukau, passed on midnight; wca'her bad. Shipping Telegrams, Sydney, June 19.—Ashleighbrook, s.s., from London. Melbourne, Juno 10.—The schooner Waitemata bad her port bow crushed in and her foretop spars carried away. Captain Olilson narrowly escaped with his life.

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SHIPPING., Issue 7937, 19 June 1889

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SHIPPING. Issue 7937, 19 June 1889

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