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The Skeleton Closet

Cicero

A three-masted iron ship built in 1861 by Thomas Vernon & Son, Liverpool.

Dimensions

Length - 209' 0"

Beam - 34' 0"

Draft - 22' 6"

1150 tons grt - 1130 tons nrt - 1057 tons under her deck

July 1861

Launched at the shipyard of T. Vernon & Son, Liverpool, and assigned the English signal letters TKNV.

1865

Owned by W. Dixon of Liverpool and commanded by Captain Alexander.

1870

Owned by W. Dixon of Liverpool and commanded by Captain G. Massey. At some time during this year or early in 1871 she was commanded by Captain Alexander.

1875

She sailed from England, probably from Plymouth to New Zealand with 222 emigrants.

June 1876

She was re-rigged as a barque and at the subsequent survey her tonnage was reduced to 1115 NRT due to repairs and rebuilding.

November 1878

Surveyed in London.

1879

Owned by H. Flinn & Co. of Liverpool and commanded by Captain A. Hardy.

1883

Sailed from Plymouth on January 11 and arrived at Port Adelaide on April 12 after a voyage of 91 days under the command of Captain John Jarvis, with 368 passengers. [List]

1883

Arrived in San Francisco, USA after having departed Newcastle, NSW on October 4.

1884

Arrived in Belfast on May 4 from San Francisco with a cargo of grain.

 

 

Passengers on the 1883 voyage to Adelaide

Stevens, Arthur E.