Tyne 1868

Tyne 1868

TYNE, schooner : The schooner went ashore at the entrance to Wellington Harbour on December 6, 1868, and became a total wreck. The Tyne was bound from Wanganui to Wellington, and missed stays when beating up to the harbour entrance. Strong north-west weather prevailed at the time of the casualty, and the schooner broke up in a few days. The vessel had no flags on board for making the usual signals of distress. The Court of Inquiry found that the Tyne was lost through missing stays when too near the lee shore to wear round on her anchor. The court could not agree with the nautical assessor as to whether the master was or was not to blame.

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