My particular interest is in the 1878 voyage (number 5) to Lyttelton, Oct 1878.
This information from World Ship Society publication UNDER CROSSED FLAGS which also includes a photo of the WAITANGI showing her as having three masts.
Apparently Blumer's ceased shipbuilding in 1928.
Does anybody know where I might obtain details about the shipbuilders "J. Blumer & Co. of Sunderland.?"
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in response to my finding his TEESSHIPS website and making enquires.
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|Ship:- WAITANGI, 1128 Tons.|
|Built:- 1874 by J. Blumer & Co. of Sunderland. for New Zealand Shipping Company|
|1878 Voyage:- Dep Sth West Dock, London, July 12 - To Plymouth. Dep Plymouth, 17 July with 323 Pasengers.|
6.1874. - Launched by J. Blumer & Co., Sunderland, at a cost of £21,500,
25.7.1874 - Registered in London (on completion) for New Zealand Shipping Co. Ltd.;
21.5.1879. - Registry transferred to Lyttelton;
12.9.1883. - Collision with unknown vessel 8 miles south west of St Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight, when on voyage London to New Zealand;
22.5.1888. - Registry transferred back to London;
3.1899. - Sold for £3625 to Arendal (Norway?) owners and renamed AGDA;
21.1.1913. - Foundered off Spurn Head (mouth of River Humber - 90 miles south of River Tees) after striking the Leman & Ower Bank, bound Stettin to Rio de Janeiro with general cargo; 12 lives lost, three survivors picked up by trawler RECTO.
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