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HIGH WATER. TO-MORROW. Taiaroa Head : a.m., 0.2 p.m. B° r t Chalmers : 0.22 a.m., 0.42 p.m. Dunedin : 0.52 a.m., 1:12 p.m. MONDAY. Taiaroa Head : 0.23 a.m., 0.42 p.m. Port Chalmers ; 1.3 a.m., 1.22 p.m. Dunedin : 1.33 a.m., 1.52 p.m. THE SUN. Seta to-day, 7.31 p.m.; rises to-morrow, 4.21 a.m. Sets to-morrow, 7.32 p.m.; rises Monday, 4.20 a.m. THE MOON. Rises to-day, 3.12 p.m.; sets to-morrow, 2.8 a.m. Rises to-morrow, 4.10 p.m.; sets Monday, 2.26 a.m. WEATHER REPORTS. The Government Meteorologist (Rev. D. C. Bates) supplied the following weather reports at 9 a.m. to-day : Bar. Ther. Weath. Auckland —S.S.W., fb 29.97 61 BG Napier—W., hr ... 29.76 60 D Wanganui—S.W., mg 29.77 57 BC Wellington —N.W., hr 29.71 60 BC Grevmouth —S.W., fb 29.74 57 O Bealey—W., fb ... 29.74 47 BC Christchurch — „ ... S.W.. 1 ... 29.78 55 OG Timaru —E., fb ... 29.67 53 BO Oamaru —S.E., 1 29.60 52 BC Dunedin —S.W., fb 29r62 48 BC Queenstown —Calm .... 29.69 59 BG Nuggets—S.W., fb ... 29.66 42 P Bluff—S.W., 1 29.69 46 BP Roxburgh—Calm 29.37 50 BC Baldutha—W., lb ... Naseby—Calm 27.65 46 BC Clyde—Calm Pembroke—Calm ... 28.60 48 B Invercargill—S.W., 1 29.53 o0 BC Port Chalmers — S.W., fb ... 29.58 53 0 Fuysegur Point— W., lb ... 29.63 48 O Wind. —L., light; br, breeze; f b, fresh breeze; m g, moderate gale; g, wnole or heavy gale; w, gale of exceptional severity. Weather.—B, blue sky, be the atmosphere clear or heavy ; C, clouds, passing clouds; D, drizzling rain; F, foggy; G, gloomv, dark weather; 11, hail; L, lightning ;'M, misty; 0, overcast, the whole skv covered with thick clouds; P, passing showers; Q, squally; R. rain, continued rain; S. snow; I*, thunder; IT, ugly, threatening‘appearance; Z, hazy. Forecast. The Government .Meteorologist (Rev. D. C. Bates) supplied the following at noon to-day:—Strong westerly gale; squally and changeable: glass unsteady; tides good; sea considerable. SAlLED.—November 27. Storm, s.s. (8.45 p.m.). 504 tons, Nalcler, for Wanganui via way ports. Mr G. H. Scales has chartered the cargo steamer Messina, 4,271 tons, Captain Anderson, to load in New Zealand for London. The vessel arrived at Sydney on Tuesday with a number of German prisoners from Ocean Island. As soon as the Messina has disembarked the prisoners and has coaled she will come to New Zealand. The Ardgarry is to take the berth at New York on the 15lh iust. for New Zealand ports, Melbourne. Sydney, and Brisbane on behalf of the U.S. and A.S.S. Line. The steamer Harkness takes the loading berth at New York for Now Zealand ports and Australia. She will be despatched about December 12, and will come out via the Panama mute. The latest charters include the Lord Lonsdale, 4,567 tons, which loads general cargo at New York for New Zealand and Australia. The steamer Ardaumohr. of 4,454 tons, has been chartered to load general cargo at New York for New Zealand and Australian ports. Included in the list of the latest charters is the Skiptou Castle, of 3,823 tons, which will bring general cargo from New York to New Zealand and Australian ports. The cablegram announcing the safe arrival of the Wyandotte at San Francisco on the 21st ult. from Australia mentions that after landing her cargo there she will proceed to Vancouver and complete discharge, then begin loading again for New Zealand and Australia, subsequently calling at San Francisco. So much cargo is offering on the Pacific Slope (says the ‘Sydney Shipping List’) that the company have decided to place other vessels of the berth for the Dominion and the Commonwealth. The first of these will be the Strathearn, which will leave San Francisco on the 16th hist., and she will be followed by the s.s. Strathallan. It is quite likely that the Strathdee will be the following boat. Others will take the berth as required. The Norwegian steamer Henrik Ibsen, Captain Schmidt, arrived at Newcastle recently with her foremast gone. She has on hoard a cargo of timber from Puget Sound for Adelaide. Four days after leaving the American port she ran into rough weather. During that time a very severe gale struck her. and much of the timber stored on the foredeck was washed about in all directions by the seas that frequently swept over the decks. The foremast was frequently struck with heavy lumber, and during the height of the gale it carried away from the cap. The bridge fittings and railings of the steamer were also damaged, and much of her deck cargo was, washed overboard. A falling off in the inquiry for new tonnage in the United Kingdom is very noticeable in the Commonwealth just now, and in the circumstances it is only natural. High prices resulting from dear material and a shortage of labor, coupled with the unsettled state of finances and the unsatisfactory freights, all operate to keep new business in the background, and this Is the state of things expected to exist up to the end of the year at least. A good amount of alien tonnage, too, is likely to fall into British hands from Prize Court operations, and this will ho sufficient to meet any requirements of the moment, thereby further tending to cheek the demand for new vessels. It is, therefore, Obvious that merchant shipbuilders must he content to face a period, of quietude. ‘ n The White Star Line has sold the liner Majestic for £25,000 to ship-breakers. The old liner was until recently on the Southampton-New York route, and for a time the idea was entertained of fitting her -so that she might take her place with her sister-ship, the Teutonic, in the White Star-Dominion service to Canada, but nothing came of this suggestion, and now that the giant liner Britannic is soon due to go into service, the famous old boat ha? been consigned to the breakingup yard. The construction of the Majestic was begun by Harland and Wolff, Belfast, in 1889, and she started on her first voyage to New York from Liverpool on April 2. 1890. Her best record was made in February, 1892, when she averaged 20.40 knots on the passage. She and the Teutonic, which camo out in August, 1889, were then the finest ships afloat. Shipping returns have been compiled by the Sydney Harbor Trust showing the trade of Port Jackson during the last three months. In August (the beginning of the avar) 206 oversea and interstate steamers arrived, while the coasters numbered 579 steamers, total 785, aggregating 716,002 tens. In September 199 oversea and interstate steamers came in, as well* as 585 coasters; total 784 steamers, of 693,515 tons. In October the oversea and interstate arrivals were 211, coasters 558; total 769, 678,535 tons. It will be noted that the falling off is in the aggregate tonnage rather than in the actual number of arrivals. The explanation is found in the fact that the oversea trade has gone back a good deal, whereas the coastal and interstate trade has increased its activities. The oversea route moat affected is that to England via South Africa. Many of the large liners engaged in that service prior to the war have been taken up as transports. Despite this: however fb.

The Victoria, from Auckland ‘via ( East Coast ports, is due here about 11 qclock to-morrow morning. She sails again on Tuesday for Auckland, where she connects with the Riverina for Sydney. The Kavnona sails on Monday for Bluff and the West Coast. The Kowhai is expected to leave here about December 7 for Napier and Gisborne via way ports. Captain j. Scott, late chief officer of the Flora, has been appointed to the command of the Ramona, Captain Davey having come ashore on holiday leave. Mr Laurie, chief officer on the Kittawa, who has been on holiday leave, rejoined his ship at Napier on Thursday. Mr Sewell, chief officer of the Karon, and Mr Page, chief officer of the Monowai, exchanged positions at Wellington yesterday. The Wcstralia is due at Dunedin on December 3 from Auckland via ports, and sails on the 4th on the return trip to Auckland via East Coast ports. The Wimmera is due here on December 2 from Melbourne via Cook Strait, ana sails at 2 p.m. on December 3 for Melbourne via Bluff and Hobart. Arrangements have been made to despatch the White Star liner Delphic from Wellington for London on January 28. The vessel has relieved the Athemic in the mail service, and is duo at Wellington from the Home port about December 31. After having been at Lyttelton for nearly three months, the Italian ship Combermere left her berthage at Gladstone pie.r on Wednesday, and was anchored in the stream. She will proceed next to Puget Sound to load timber. It is now announced that the steamer Tumi, which is unloading cargo at Auckland ex the steamer Port Macquarie, detained at Sydncv, will not now come on to Lyttelton and Dunedin as previously arranged. The following vessels have been fixed to take the loading berth at Montreal or St. John for Australian and New Zealand ports :—Daldorch, this week; Borderdale, next month; and Strathtay, in January. Messrs Huddavt, Parker, and Co. announce that a new steamer of the Loqngana class for the Melbourne-Tasmatuan service should arrive in in July next. Reports from the company’s superintendent engineer prior to the war showed that the progress of the work was completely satisfactory, but owing to the war a further report* notified that the contractors could not guarantee delivery up to contract time, and almost immediately afterwards 150 men were commandeered for Government work. The company was for some time handicapped owing to the consulting engineer being interned at Hamburg, but after an exciting experience he escaped, and was now back at his headquarters. It was considered unlikely that the contractors would be much over their contract time. The F. and O. Company's new liner Kaisor-i-Hind (“Emperor of India”), so named in commemoration of the visit of the King and Queen to India in connection with the Imperial Durbar of 1911-12, was recently completed bv Caird and Co., Greenock. * The now vessel is of 11,430 tons, with a length of 520 ft. and a beam of 61ft. Two sets of quadruple-expansion reciprocating engines, developing 16,900 horse power, are installed. While the now ship embodies the design of recent steamers of the “ M ' class, her internal planning presents :i further development of this favorite type. Intended more especially for the. company s mail and passenger service between Loudon. Marseilles, and Bombay, all her arrangements are made to meet that particular trade. In the first saloon cabins upper berths are almost entirely absent. Most of the cabins contain only two berths, and there are besides numerous single-berth cabins. A majority of the cabins arc furnished with cot bedsteads, wardrobes, and v. r i ting tables, and for each bed throughout the ship there is provided a posable reading lamp. The provision also of an electric ventilating fan in each cabin will be appreciated. The passenger cabins include en suite accommodation in the shape of cnbins-de-Inxe and bedrooms with bathroom attached. Altogether there is accommodation on five decks tor 315 first and 203 second saloon passengers. Germany is still making a strong bid to maintain a little of her trade associations with Australia. The effort is not direct, but supporting the information just received of the movement is an article that, appeared in a recent issue of the London ‘ Times.' which points out that it is through the American trade that tile enemy will make the effort. British shipowners and agents are, of course, doing their utmost to combat the influence brought to boar by _ Germany, and whore possible are utilising purely British-owned craft to take the berth for both Australian and New Zealand ports, but for various reasons it is not always possible just now to secure tonnage. The American and Australian Line, represented in Sydney by Messrs Birt and Co., Ltd.; in Melbourne by Messrs M‘ll- - M'Eacharn. and Co.; Adelaide by (Messrs Elder, Smith, and Co.; and Fremantle by the West Australian Shipping Association, has. however, secured a large fleet of purely British steamers, and iii view of the prospective big development of trade between the United States and Australia, the line will maintain regular sailings. THE FERRY SERVICE. The Wahinc. from Wellington, arrived at Lyttelton at 6.50 this morning, and connected with the first express for the south. SHIPPING TELEGRAMS. AUCKLAND. November 27.-9 p.m., Waihora, for Westport. WELLINGTON. November 27.—5.30 p.m., Ulimaroa, for Sydney. SYDNEY, November 2t.—lnga, from New Zealand.—2.3o p.m.. Moeraki, for Wellington. , , n LYTTELTON, November 27.—1.30 p.m., Melbourne, from Newcastle.— p.m., John Anderson, from Akaroa.— November 28 : 9.35 a.m., Tarawera, from Port Chalmers.—9.4s a.m., Pampa, ship, from Dunedin. TIMARU, November 28.—9.30 a.m., Storm, from Dunedin. NEWCASTLE, November 28.—Brisbane. for Lyttelton.

(For continuation see Late Shipping.)

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SHIPPING., Issue 15662, 28 November 1914

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