ARRIVAL OF THE WHAMPOA
The China Steam Navigation Company's fine steamer Whampoa, from Foochow via Mew Caledonia, Auckland, Wellington, and Lyttelton, arrived at 9.30 a. m. yesterday and paused the Port to Dunedin. Since the Whtmpoa's last visit there has been a change in her command, Captain J. L. Hughes having succeeded Captain Fawcett, who brings with him the following officers:—Chief, Mr B. Ibdcb ; second, Mr T. Groves; third, Mr R. Lockhart; chief engineer, Mr J. Aird ; second, Mr A. Munro; third, Mr T. M'Murray. The whole crew, seamen, firemen, and stewards are Chinese. Tho Whampoa, with a full cargo of tea, sugar, and rice, left Foochow on July 20 and proceeded to Hongkong to dock. She soiled from the latter port on tho 26th July, with a lteht S.W. monsoon and fine weather; on the 27th, at 4 a m., she had moderate N.F. wind and squally weather, but at 6 30 a.m. the barometer read 28.70, having fallen 9 l-10th degrees in an hour nd a-half, The wind then blow steadily from N.E. with terrflo force and high dangerous sea, the ship laboring heavily, and shipping largo quantitioa of water on board, the Jocks being flooded and some movables washed away. The typhoon continuing in strength, the vessel was hove to. At 7.30 o.m. the centre of the storm passed over her, the barometer being 28.55, which was tho lowe3t reading. At 8 a.m the wind burnt out from the S.W with hurricane force and blinding showers of rain and drift. At 9 a.m. tho wind wai decreasing slightly, with the barometer rising, and at ten o'clock it had settled to a heavy S.W. gale. At noon the ship was put on her course again, and from4p.m. wind and sea mr derated rapidly. On July 31 she pasned through Bassalan Channel, and on August 10 Cape St. Maria (New Ireland) was rounded, and the vessel had fair weather past New Guinea and Admiralty Island, and on August 18 she arrived in Noumea; after coaling she left again, and at 1.30 p.m. on the 21st she experienced head winds and more or less sea from the Mindoro Channel to l<ew Iroland, with a strong current against her; thence to Noumea she had strong trades, with heavy confused sea, and from Noumea strong Boutherly winds ond high sea to arrival at Auckland on August 26; discharged cargo, and left again on the 28th ; arrived at Wellington on the 30th; landed cargo, and left again on the 3rd inst.: avrivod at Lyttelton on the 4th, discharged cargo, and after taking on board a quantity of iron, zinc, etc., left there yesterday afternoon, ARRIVAL OF THE NANNY.
The barque which was reported from Taiaroa Heads on Thursday forenoon proved to be the Nanny, from New York. She wai tendered by the tng Plucky, which brought her across the bar at 6 p.m., under the cha'ge of Pilot M'DonaM, and on coming up the harbor—all beiwr well—she was passed by Dr Drysdale, health officer, boarded and cleared in by Mr R. T. Macdonnell, Customs surveyor, and came to anchor off Deborah Bay until yesterday morning, when she was towed up to Dunedin in readiness to disoharge her o*rgo, whioh consists of some 1,049 tons, all of which is for thia port, and comes consigned to Neill and Co, Limited. The Nanny is a fine iron barque of 595 tons register. Although now fljing the German flag, she was built at Liverpool by Messrs Boyden and Sons In 18fi8, and is now owned by Mr R. Bormaster, of Hamburg. The Nanny's pisaage has been rather a long one for suoh a fine vessel, having oocupied 113 days from port to port; but when we consider she had adverse wiudß at the outset, that it was not until the forty-Bixth day that she crossed the Equator, aud six days sinoe she made the land, she has not done amiss, notwithstanding she has met some very heavy weather. Owing to the terrific sea Captain Mullcr on one or two occasions had oil thrown over, which had the desired effect-, and the vessel comes into port in most excellent order, One death oocurred on the passagethat of an A.B. named John Hides, aged sixtyfive years, who died on August 28, and was buried off the Snares on the following day. Wo thank Captain Muller for the report of the passage, taken from his private journal:—Left Now York on May 13; experienced moderate easterly winds with occasional heavy gales and high seas until June 8, on which day she took the first of the N.E. trade in latitude 30deg N, longitude 39deg W. The trade was fresh and hung well to the E. 5.8., And gave out in latitude Bdeg N., longitude 30deg W., on June \7, and wig BuWfeled by calms and Hetfvy tiafia for
tqn days, When the S.B. trade set in on June 27; in latitude 2deg N., longitude 23deg W., fcfrosi>ing. the Kcluator os tßp following day ia longitude 24deg W.; tho S.E. trade was moderate, and carried her dowi' to latitude 26deg S. on July 10. and was" by winds, and Bigbted the island of Tristan d'Aounha on July 16; still keeping northerly winds she orossed the meridian of Greenwich on July 19, in latitude 41'd<=g S., when she mst a southerly breezy veering to S. W., and rounded tho Cape of Good Hope oh July 25, in latitude 45dej S„ when a heavy 8. W. gale set in, attended by a terrific tea, oil being thrown over, which had the effect of keeping the seas from breaking so heavily on board; during the gale, which lasted twenty-four hours, her maintopeail (a new one) was blown clean aw*y, but fortunately ilo other daTnaue was dono. After the gale moderated she had moderate N.W. to S.W. winds to longitude 47deg B. on August 5, when a ktrone N.E. wind set id, veering to S.E., increasing to a gale with heavy snow squalls for five days, followed by moderate westerly winds to latitude 46deg S., longitude 76deg E., when she encountered a succession of N.E. and northerly gales with high sea for four dayij, during which the vessel labored heavily and shipped large quantities of water, notwithstanding oil was again thrown over. The gales were followed by moderate' west rly winds with variable weather, and she passed tho meridian of Cape Leeuwin on August 18, in latitude 47deg 8.; still keeping similar weather, she paused the meridian of Tasmania on August 25, in latitude 47deg 50min £?., when she had a light northerly breeze with fino weather and high barometer, and mado her first landfall, the Snares, on August 30, when she had a light N.E. breeze and calms with heavy rain for three days, when the wind veered to the S.W,, and she passed the Nuggets on the af cernoon of the 3rd inst.; had light S.W. wind until the morning of the 4th, when it freshened, attended by heavy rain, and was off Oape Saunders at 3 p.m. on the 4th ; was driven past the Heads same evening; beat back yesterday morning and towed into port as above. No wreckage was seen, but ice was passed whilst crossing the Southern Ocean.
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SHIPPING., Evening Star, Issue 8006, 7 September 1889, Supplement