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■ high water. R, ' TO-MORROW. I; > Taiaroa Head: 6.53 a.m., 7.17 p.m. Port Chalmers: 7.30 a.m.; 7.54 p.m. | Dunedin; 8 a.m.; 8.24 p.m. tc . •. THE SDN. I' Sets to-day, 7.53 p.m.; rises to-morrow, ®a 449 ama. T ' THE MOON. Seta to-day, 11.7 p.m.; rises io-morrow, a.m. —Phases During December.*— ember 24 First quarter 7.55 p.mWEATHER REPORTS. Government Meteorologist (Rev. C. Bates) supplied the following reports at 9 a.m. to-day ■f. Bar. Ther. Weath. W Stockland — „ ~, A f ‘ W.N.W., I b ... 29.69 68 O ‘C Napier—N.W., mg... 29.50 jS - ‘r^Wsiganui—Vv.. fb ... 29. <8 56 1 £ (Westport—W.S.W. fb 30.20 49 tPQ T Oroymouth—W., g ... 29.40 5. OR I Pealev—W.. fb ... 29.60 54 BO I ; Christchurch- i 2a63 48 0R Timaru —S.W., 1 ... 29.63 50 IJC £ Oamaru —S.E.. 1 ... 29.60 o0 H t' Dunedin —N.E., 1 ... 29.4 dso I Queenstown —S., 1 ... 51 1 r ■ Nuggets—N.W., fhj 29.44 4o L t- hr ... 29.50 48 Ol k Pembroke—Caim ... 23.50 t>7 I -: Roxburgh—Calm ... -0-20 5o O Port Chalmers—Calm 29.48 M * Balclntha —S.W.. lb ■■ 48 O ' Invercargill—S.M., 1 ?r* Naaebv—Calm 27.50 48 U. Puysegur Point —S., 1 29.54 4J 1 - Wind. —L., light; br, breeze; f b, fresh breeze; m g, moderate gale; g, whole or heavy gale: w, gale of exceptional “ aeveritv. Weather.—B. blue sky. be the atmosphere clear or heavy; C, clouds, passing - clouds; D, drizzling rain; F,, fpggv; G, olooriw. dark weather; H. hail; L, light ning;*M, misty; O. overcast, the whole y sky covered with thick clouds; P, passing 4.' showers; Q, squally; R. tain, continued , rain; S, snow; T. thunder; L, ugly, ; threatening appearance; Z, hazy. C, ‘ ——* f. ■ FollEC.-lsT. i The Government .Meteorologist (Rev. - D. C. Bates) supplied the following £•’-■ at noon to-day :—Strong S.W. winds; squally and showery; colder weather; glass unsteady; tides good; sea rougn. hj ARRlVED.—December 20. ; ; Invercargill, s.s. (nonnj, 225 tons, Gili lies, from Invercargill. Breeze, s.s. {lO a.m.}. 405 tons, C<orr 'don. from Bluff. Paloona, s.s. (9.15 a.m.), 2,iil tons, M'Lean, from Auckland via East Coast , ports. Passengers; Misses Renaut. Anderson, Johnston, Heir. Martin. Ewart, Vvna, Ahern. Williamson, Joss, Watkins, Jf. Jf 'Lennan, Gunn, Sicvwright. Mesdanes .>■ Houghton. Woodside, Jay, Blake, M‘Tntvre and three children. Barlow and child. - Dnthie and two children, Waters and child, Ryan,, M'Phersou. Pow, Brash and k'. four children; Smvthe, Messrs Crawford, x . Woodside, Moody" Blake, Munro. Tabuteau. Waters, Robertson. Tucker, Mackays, Worrall (3), APPherson, Poehere, « Grocott, Walcott, Miller. Kerr, Inglis, Captain Gill and boy; and 15 steerage. •r ‘ The- Paloona sailed to-day for Auckland and East Coast ports. The Flora leaves Timaru to-night for . Dunedin, and thence goes to the Bluff o and Wellington. The Poherua left Greymouth to-day for Dunedin. After discharge here she lays up for survey. The Kowhai leaves Greymouth to-mor-row for Timaru, Oamaru, and Dunedin. ■ On arrival'here she lays up for survey. The Moeraki is due at Wellington tomorrow from Sydney. She leaves the same night for Lyttelton; leaves Lyttelton Wednesday; and leaves Wellington , for Sydney on Thursday, one day earlier than "usual. * The Manuka leaves Sydney on Thursday for Wellington. Tho Breeze reached Port Chalmers yesterday from the Bluff, and after discharging hides this morning came up to 'Dunedin. She sails for the north this evening. The Storm is expected at 'Port Chalmers on Christmas Eve, and goes into dock after the New Year. The Warrimno arrived at Hobart' yesterday from Wellington. She leaves Hobart to-day for Melbourne, and leaves Melbourne on Thursday, December 24. So r Hobart and New Zealand ports. The Huddart-Parker steamer Wimmera left Hobart on Wednesday, and arrived

at Wellington yesterday with same 150 ■passengers. She is due at Lyttelton tomorrow. and sails the same clay for Dunedin, Bluff, Hobart, and Melbourne. • - The Rachel Cohen, barquentine. is still on the Carey Bay slip in connection with her survey. Repairs will be required before she goes away again. Tho steamers St. ('rsula and Maresfiold have both been chartered to load at New York on behalf of the A. and A. Lino for Australian and New Zealand ports. The steamer Queen Margaret, ■which is now at Newcastle, has been chartered by tho New Zealand Shipping Com£any to loud at New Zealand ports for iondon. The Takapnna resumed running between Napier and Gisborne on Saturday. She will sail from each port on alternate days. News bv the last mail states that Mr • George Allurn. who was cm the Wahine some time ago, joined H.M.S. Hawke at Homo, and was among those drowned when tho warship was sunk in the North Sea. Having completed the discharge of her cargo of kauri timber at the Kitchener street wharf, the schooner Honto Iras been laid up till after the holidays. Principal Keeper Parks," of Centre ■lsland, is to exchange position, with Prin- . cipal Keeper Field, of Castlepnint. Mr Paries and family went to Castlepnint last week by the Jlinemoa. Other passengers were Assistant-keeper Singleton, from Capo Saunders.-who succeeds Assistantkeeper Cleverley at Castlepnint. The latter proceeds to Tiritiri. Auckland. At present bound for Now Zealand to • load for Home, the Shaw. Savill, and Albion Company's liners Alhenie and Waimana are expected about the middle of next month. ‘ Latest mail advices from Homo record that in_ September Messrs Swan, Hunter, . and Wigham Richardson, Ltd., launched from their M nllsend shipyard the steamer Clan Ross for Messrs Cayzer, Irvine, and Co.’a Clan Line Steamers, Ltd., Glasgow. Sho has now been completed and delivered to her owners after a successful trial run at sea. She is a fine typo of first-class cargo liner, built with a cruiser stern, and is 446 ft long over all, 64ft broadband 32ft moulded depth. Tho triple and expansion engines and tho boilers were built at the Neptune works , of tho builders. Messrs William Doxford and Sons, Ltd., Pallion. Sunderland, launched the ’tweendeck steamer Clan Ogilvy for the same line. Her length is 444 ft', breadth S4Jft, moulded depth 32ft. d.w. capacity 8,900 tons. During construction she was superintended by Mr T, Ambler, on behalf of her owners. The engines and boilers were supplied by Messrs Doxford, and the classification, is with the British Corporation. The christening ceremony was performed by Mrs Arthur Cayzer on October . EO. Captain F. Kendall, , late of the Karitane, has joined the Mapourika as extra officer. Mr J. Hamer has joined the Kaitangata as second engineer in succession to air J. Davies, who is to join the r Takapnno., Mr F. Halyday has signed on the Wahine as wireless operator. Mr S. 3J. Piloher, late of the Union Company's wireless office, has signed on tho Warrimoo. as assistant purser. Messrs F. A. C. Ileslop and 0. E. Johnson, respectively first and second officers of the Mapourika, have been granted leave of absence to enlist ' with-we Expeditionary Force. Mr D. E. Wyloa, late of the Wahine,- has joined the Maori aa wireless operator. Mr T. Barry,

1 The Norddeutscher-Lloyd and the Hmbc burg-American Companies appear to he treating tho war as if it were merely a trade depression. They remark that all i German shipping has to fear is “a reduction of dividends during the war, and after the Avar German ships laden with cargo ■will again appear in all the sea*, and prove to tho disappointed Albion that the German flag cannot be swept off the face of the waters.” The English shipping paper ‘ Fairplay ’ wonders how long it will take to wipe off the losses that are piling up against the German companies at the present time. Although only about 20 per cent, of the German mercantile marine has been seized, and of that a large proportion will b© returned after the war, the conditions will be so changed that it will be impossible for these vessels to secure profitable employment for some time. . The Transylvania. 14,500 tons, which bad a narrow escape from destruction on her last trip across the Atlantic, only readied the Mersey a few weeks ago from the builders, Scott's Engineering and Shipbuilding Company, of Greenock. She is the latest Cnnarder, and in her engine department embodies the most roeeiit development geared turbines. Hitherto these have been used only _on smaller vessels. The verdict of technical observers on the Transylvania during her mu from the Clyde ‘to Liverpool was wholly favorable. Not only do geared turbines need less engine room space, but thev work without noise or vibration. It is declared that all ships of importance imisl now be engined on this principle. The Transylvania is designed in all respects ns a'high-class passenger ship. She has accommodation for about 300 first class passengers, 200 second, and nearly 2.000 third. Her speed will be 15i knots. OVERSEA STEAMERS. AUCKLAND. December 20.—6.5 p.m.. Whatakane, front Liverpool via Durban. LYTTELTON,' December 20.—4 p.m., Lord Erne, from New York via the Panama ('anal. ' LONDON, December 19.—Matatua and Ilallamshire. for Wellington. SHI PTI NO TEL EG RAMS. AUCKLAND. December 20. —11.30 a.m.. Victoria from southern ports. WELLINGTON. December 19.—3.50 p.m.. t’ahlergrove, from Napier.—December 20 : 2.35 p.m.. Westralia, from Lyt-telton,-—lO.lO p.m.. Wimmera, from Hobart. LVTTHLTON. December 20.—6.30 a.m.. Kia Ora, from Port Chalmers. NEWCASTLE. December2o.—lhamata, for New Zealand. LONDON, December 18.—Pakeha. from New Zealand. LIVERPOOL. December 18.— Kumara, from New Zealand. SYDNEY. December 21.—The Maheno’s departure for Newcastle was delayed till last night owing to trouble with tho firemen.—Fiona, from Auckland. PERTH, December 21.—Xiwaru, from New York. (For continuation sea Late Shipping.)

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SHIPPING., Issue 15681, 21 December 1914

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