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.
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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.
Information from The Ships List http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/descriptions/ShipsC.shtml
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.