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The Immigrant Ship Maulesden

The sailing ship Maulesden was an iron immigrant vessel built in Dundee in 1875 for D Bruce and Company. It was 245.2 feet x 38.3 feet x 23.1 feet. The Maulesden holds the record for the fastest passage made by a sailing ship, a record of 72 days.

The Maulesden sailed from Greenock, Scotland 1 March 1883, arrived Hervey’s Bay, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia, 14 May 1883. Captained by J.Y. Millar – she carried 443 immigrants.

 

Outstanding among the vessels in the Queensland Immigration Service were several ships of the famous Dundee Clipper Line, and one of them, the Maulesden, by sailing from the Clyde to Hervey Bay (Maryborough), put up a performance, which is acknowledged by those qualified to judge, as the fastest passage ever made by a sailing ship, a record of 72 days which still stands. It not only broke the record for this leg of the journey but completed the entire round the world voyage in record time.

 

The sailing ship Maulesden was an iron immigrant vessel built in Dundee in 1875 for D Bruce and Company. It was 245.2 feet by 38.3 feet by 23.1 feet. It’s Captain on the record breaking journey was J Y Millar. John Walker and Co. Maryborough were the agents and it carried 443 immigrants.

 

The Maulesden sailed from Greenock, Scotland on the 1st March 1883, after having left Glasgow in tow of the tug on the 27th February 1883. It arrived at the Fairway Buoy in Hervey Bay on Saturday the 12th May 1883 and was at the White Cliffs on Fraser Island on Monday 14th May 1883. The immigrants were transhipped from the Maulesden at anchor at the White Cliffs by the steamer You Yangs on Tuesday the 15th May 1883.