Tuesday, 17 May 2016

The Carthage - A Pleasant Voyage ... a Trove Tuesday post

THE CARTHAGE-A PLEASANT VOYAGE. (1891, January 12). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), , p. 8. Retrieved May 15, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13780581
Mr. Haughton mentioned in the above article is my grandfathers 2nd cousin, William Horatio Haughton (1858-1932).  He was the writer of the letter of introduction carried by my great-uncle Fred Pilkington when he arrived in Australia in 1890.  See previous post New Beginnings.  I stumbled upon this article while researching William Horatio for that post.
P & O S.S. Carthage
This image was originally posted to Flickr by Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons at https://flickr.com/photos/33147718@N05/8724028831.
It was reviewed on by the FlickreviewR robot and was confirmed to be licensed under the terms of the No known copyright restrictions.
S. S. Carthage was built for P&O in 1880 for the London to Australia route.  The ship was 5,013 gross tons, length 410ft x beam 44.4ft, iron hull with two funnels and four masts.  It had a speed of 15 knots, with accommodation for 187-1st and 46-2nd class passengers.  Carthage was used as a hospital ship during the Egyptian Campaign of 1882.  Between 1900 and 1901 she was employed as a transport and hospital ship during the Boxer rebellion in China. The ship was scrapped in Bombay in 1903.
William Horatio Haughton received his 2nd Mate's certificate in 1882, and his Master's certificate in 1889.  He did at least 4 voyages to Australia on the Carthage between 1889-1891.  He is on the retired Commanders list in 1913.

No comments:

Post a Comment