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Name: STAR OF THE EVENING
Type: Cargo Ship
Keel: 21/04/1863
Launched: 18/07/1863
Completed: 01/08/1863 (trials)
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune, Low Walker
Yard Number: 22
Dimensions: 196grt, 142nrt, 130.4 x 21.5 x 9.6ft
Engines: 2cyl (25 & 25 x 24ins), 60nhp
Engines by: J Thompson, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 8.0knots
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 46468
History:
1863 Broomfield & Whitaker & Co, Sydney
186X R Macintyre, New Zealand
12/02/1867 Wrecked
Comments: Raised quarter deck type with engines aft and rigged as a three mast schooner
Contract price 5,070; Profit 343
12/02/1867: Left Napier at noon with three passengers, general stores & 1300 sheep
By midnight, when in thick weather, the Captain assumed he was somewhere between Arial Rocks and Glebe End foreland, he was actually 12 miles north of Gisborne
The conditions worsened to a gale with zero visibility by 2.15am when they ran aground. The gale battered the ship which broke in two near the engine room, the fore end being carried nearer to the shore.
Conditions would not allow the lifeboats to be launched.
The Captain and ten of the crew managed to swim ashore
After 53 hours of exposure to the sea and gales, they were rescued by the schooner DONALD McLEAN and taken back to Napier