ARRIVAL OF THE R.M.S. COPTIC [at Wellington with E.J. Smith in command]

The Evening Post, Wellington, New Zealand

The S.S. & A. Company's R.M.S. Coptic anchored in the harbour at 8.40 this
morning. She left London on 12th December, Plymouth 14th, and reached
Teneriffe on 19th; left again on the following morning, crossed the Equator
on the 26th, and reached the Cape on the 6th January, leaving same day, and
arrived at Hobart at midnight on 25th; left again at 7.38 pm on 27th, passed
Cape Farewell last evening, and arrived as above. She was berthed alongside
the Queen's Wharf at 10.15 am. The voyage throughout was a pleasant one,
fine weather prevailing during the voyage, and the usual amusements were
indulged in. Shortly after leaving Teneriffe Charles Lenham, a steerage
steward, died of apoplexy. Her officers have been entirely changed on this
trip, which is the first since she went aground on the Brazilian coast on
her homeward voyage. She is now commanded by Captain Edward J. Smith, from
the R.M.S. Celtic, Atlantic trade, with H. St. G. Lindsay and A. E. Acheson
first and second officer respectively, and Mr A. Cameron purser, from the
same vessel; F. R. Clark and H. Burbidge, both from the Ionic, are third and
fourth officer respectively.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2010) ARRIVAL OF THE R.M.S. COPTIC [at Wellington with E.J. Smith in command] (The Evening Post, Wellington, New Zealand, Friday 31st January 1890, ref: #11318, published 14 February 2010, generated 19th April 2021 08:20:53 AM); URL :