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The wreck of HMS Orpheus

New Zealand"s worst sea disaster

by Roy Marshall Hetherington

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Published by Cassell New Zealand in Auckland .
Written in English

    Places:
  • New Zealand.
    • Subjects:
    • Orpheus (ship),
    • Shipwrecks -- New Zealand.

    • Edition Notes

      First ed. published 1968 under title: New Zealand"s worst sea disaster.

      Statement[by] Roy M. Hetherington.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsG530.O75 H47 1975
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvi, 157 p. :
      Number of Pages157
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4934820M
      ISBN 100726937037
      LC Control Number76361824


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The wreck of HMS Orpheus by Roy Marshall Hetherington Download PDF EPUB FB2

"First published as 'New Zealand's worst sea disaster: the wreck of H.M.S. Orpheus.' Auckland: Institute Printing and Publishing Society, "--Title page verso.

Includes listing of "all New Zealand sea disasters in which lives were lost, from the present time back to ". Wreck of HMS Orpheus, Illustrated London News, (ATL, PUBL) Bringing naval stores from Sydney, the modern ton steam corvette HMS Orpheus ran aground on the bar at the entrance to Auckland’s Manukau Harbour.

The Wreck of HMS Orpheus, New Zealand's Worst Sea Disaster Auckland. Cassell. 1st ed. pp with 1 map & 24 b/w illus. The most tragic shipwreck in New Zealand waters, on 7th Feb. Appendix with 58 pages on wrecks in NZ. Shipwreck - The Wreck of the Orpheus - On 7 Februarythe worst maritime disaster in New Zealand history occurred.

British warship HMS Orpheus ran aground on a notorious sandbar at Manukau Heads, with the loss of of the onboard.

Directed by John Milligan (Trio at the Top), this documentary was part of a series examining the country’s worst wrecks. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

The classic book is Thayer Fairburn’s 'The Orpheus Disaster', which is currently undergoing a reprint. Tied in with this, we also have 'The Pandora Survey' by Brian Byrne at the research centre, which discusses the surveys of coastlines and rivers by the HMS.

For the British it was the costliest day of the New Zealand Wars – but it occurred far from the battlefield. Bringing naval stores from Sydney, the modern ton steam corvette HMS Orpheus ran aground on the bar at the entrance to Auckland’s Manukau Harbour.

Read more. The Wreck of the HMS Orpheus depicts exactly what happened years ago today, on February 7,off Whatipu Beach in the northern part of New Zealand. The HMS Orpheus was the flagship of the British Royal Navy’s Australian Squadron, and the ship, launched two years earlier, was a product of that very curious period in naval and.

Seven ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Orpheus. Orpheus was the magical father of songs in Greek mythology. HMS Orpheus () was a modified Lowestoffe-class frigate launched in She was burnt in to avoid capture by the French at Rhode Island.; HMS Orpheus () was a gun fifth rate launched in In she was wrecked in the West Indies.

Depicting the wreck of HMS Orpheus on 7 Februarythis painting by Richard Brydges Beechey is dated September of that year. The ship was carrying stores from Sydney for naval ships based in New Zealand during the New Zealand wars.

She was wrecked crossing the bar of Manukau Harbour. Of the officers and men on board, died. It was on February 7 that HMS Orpheus was wrecked on the Manukau Bar, on the west coast of Auckland.

Of the men assumed to be aboard, men lost their lives. Only a. : The Wreck of HMS Orpheus New Zealand's Worst Sea Disaster: first edition pp ills.[b/w] NEAR FINE (black cloth, to extrems.) in VERY GOOD+ dustwrapper ( and wear to.

The wreck of HMS Orpheus: New Zealand's worst sea disaster by Roy Marshall Hetherington. New Zealand: Cassell, 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Poor. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. The book has some light tanning.

The jacket has closed tears, shallow chipping and some tape staining. Still a very good reading copy. It is often stated that HMS Orpheus was sunk on 19 June while on patrol about 25 nautical miles north of Tobruk, Libya in position 32º30'N, 24º00'E by the Italian destroyer Turbine but as this should have taken place before Orpheus sent her last signal this in incorrect.

Besides that HMS Orpheus at that moment must still have been on. : NEW ZEALAND. Wreck of HMS Orpheus, Manukau Bar - - old antique vintage print - engraving art picture prints of New Zealand Ships - Illustrated London News: Posters & Prints.

Immersione sul relitto del sottomarino inglese HMS Perseus. Situato tra l'isola di Cefalonia e l'isola di Zacinto ad una profondità di metri.

Voyager Maritime Museum commemorates the th Anniversary of the Wreck of HMS Orpheus. It was on February 7 that HMS Orpheus was wrecked on the Manukau Bar, on the west coast of Auckland. Of the men assumed to be aboard, men lost their lives. Only a quarter of the crew were from seafaring backgrounds.

th Anniversary of the Wreck of the HMS Orpheus By Lemuel on February 6, • (6 Comments) Today marks years since the flagship of the Royal Navy’s Australian squadron sank off the entrance to the Manukau harbour. On February 7, Ms Fitzgerald will join other descendants of the crew of HMS Orpheus in Auckland for a commemoration of the vessel's loss on the Manukau Harbour Bar, on February 7, Loss of HMS Orpheus HMS Orpheus Son of CEagrus and Calliope.

Presented with a lyre by Apollo, he enchanted with its music wild beasts and the trees and rocks upon Olympus which followed the sound of his golden harp. Jason Class Wooden Screw Corvette, t, ihp, 21 Size: KB. HMS Hood (pennant number 51) was the last battlecruiser built for the Royal sioned inshe was named after the 18th-century Admiral Samuel of four Admiral-class battlecruisers ordered in mid, Hood had design limitations, though her design was revised after the Battle of Jutland and improved while she was under construction.

For this reason, she was the only Aircraft carried: 1 fitted –32, 1 catapult. On 7 February the unarmoured wooden corvette HMS Orpheus was wrecked on the bar of Manukau harbour (), on the west coast of New Zealand, with the loss of lives (including that of Commodore William Farquharson Burnett).The sandbanks at the mouth of the harbour had moved since the Admiralty chart was drawn up inand although a notice to this effect was included in.

The H.M.S Orpheus disaster is the largest shipping accident in New Zealand history killing sailors. The Orpheus Gallery, among the many relics of maritime interest, can be found a collection of articles relating to the wreck of H.M.S.

Orpheus at the Manukau Harbour entrance in The wreck of HMS Orpheus - NZ Worst Sea Disaster By Roy M. Hetherington The worst maritime disaster in New Zealand history was the sinking of the British man-of-war HMS Orpheus as she tried to enter Manukau Harbour on February 7, The tragedy cost the lives of British sailors and marines out of a complement of WRECK OF THE ORPHEUS.

(From a Correspondent.) I hasten to send you the appalling intelligence of the total wreck of H.M.S. Orpheus on the west coast of New Zealand, with the loss of Commodore Burnett, C.B., twenty-three officers, and one hundred and. HMS Orpheus was a Jason-class Royal Navy corvette that served as the flagship of the Australian squadron.

Orpheus sank off the west coast of Auckland, New Zealand on 7 February crew out of the ship's complement of died in the disaster, making it the worst maritime tragedy to. : The Orpheus Disaster: The wreck of the steam corvette HMS Orpheus on the Manukau Bar in Februarywith the loss of of her complement ofremains NZ's worst maritime disaster in terms of lives lost.

However, the wreck of the ship, en route Sydney to the Manukau Harbour (then Auckland's west coast port of entry), with supplies for HM ships based at Auckland, has. The Wreck of the HMS Birkenhead book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. *Includes pictures of the wreck *Includes accounts of the /5. Like most Aucklanders, I didn't know an awful lot about the wreck of HMS Orpheus on the Manukau Bar in February It was New Zealand's worst maritime disaster, with of the crew members dying.

But having read Dawn Grant's book I now know a great deal more/5. The Foundering of the Princess Sophia. The Sophia departure from Skagway was a festive Sourdough Dance on the night of October 22 brought men and women from all across Alaska and Yukon together to toast bon United States had joined the war effort, and troops making their way south had been greeted like celebrities in the streets of Dawson.

Prinz Eugen. Both German ships opened fire at and concentred their fires on the Eugen immediately hit Hood with at least one 8” shell which set a large fire among the ready to use 4”ammunition stored in lockers near the hit started a large fire which Hood’s damage control teams raced toAdmiral Holland ordered his ships to turn to port in.

The Orpheus shipwreck is still New Zealand’s worst shipwreck, in which the greatest number of people died. Sources. Shipwreck: tales of survival, courage and calamity at sea, Louise Callan, Auckland, Darkest days, Bruce Morris, Auckland, Search our catalogue for information about the HMS Orpheus shipwreck.

An incredible – yet true – story comes back to life through the book of Kostas Thoctarides and Rena Giatropoulou regarding the legendary submarine «HMS Perseus».

The book, published by the Hellenic Maritime Museum, contains photos, documents for the loss of the submarine, and digital photos of “Perseus” exactly as it is lying on. HMS ORPHEUS was bringing naval stores across from Sydney. Sea conditions were favourable for a safe crossing of the bar when the Captain entered the wrong channel.

The ship stuck fast on a sandbar and breaking waves destroyed her. Of the naval officers and. WRECK OF H.M.S. “ORPHEUS.” Yesterday (Sunday) morning, at an early hour, the inhabitants of Auckland were horrified by the appalling intelligence that Her Majesty’s ship Orpheus, for some time back expected on this station, had been totally -wrecked in attempting to cross the Manukau bar; and with the awful loss of one hundred and eighty-five souls out of a ship’s company mustering two.

On 7 February the British warship HMS Orpheus was wrecked on a shoal at the entrance to Manukau Harbour. Although the disaster occurred in fine con- ditions, rising surf later prevented rescue boats from reaching the ship and, of the complement ofthe final tally of deaths wasestablishing the wreck as the.

It seems almost inconceivable now, but this short stretch of Cornish coast between Marazion and St Michaels Mount should have witnessed the death of one of the Royal Navy’s most famous battleships, H.M.S. Warspite, During her 32 years service she had endured bombing, shellfire, ramming, mines and a missile attack, and fought all over the world from Jutland in the Great War, to the Normandy.

HMS Victory is a gun first-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, ordered inlaid down in and launched in She is best known for her role as Lord Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October Author: Catweasel. HMS Phoenix, fireship, was badly holed.

HMS St. George (96) hit the rocks but the wave action lifted it over and it survived. HMS Firebrand, a fireship, was badly damaged and managed to limp into Smith Sound, adjacent of St.

Agnes, as sink. (a cool site plan for Firebrand’s wreck is here.). Over officers, sailors, and marines died that. From the tale of One Tree Hill and a mysterious suicide to the wreck of the HMS Orpheus, the personalities, feuds, and dramas of 19th-century Auckland are brilliantly brought to life in this charming collection.

Drawn from the author's encyclopedic Pages:. HMS × ; 15 KB The wreck of HMS Orpheus, Orpheus Memorial, Lobby of the Chapel at the Old Naval College, 3, × 2,; MB Wreck of HMS Orpheus ().jpg 2, × 3,; KBInstance of: ship.The finding was, in the opinion of the jury, that the circumstances attending the wreck of HMS Orpheus ought to be enquired into by the Authorities of the Colony.

On the 27th April, the Court Martial was held in HMS Victory in Portsmouth Harbour as the loss of one of HM ships automatically resulted in a court martial of all the surviving. From the tale of One Tree Hill and a mysterious suicide to the wreck of the HMS Orpheus, the personalities, feuds, and dramas of 19th-century Auckland are brilliantly brought to life in this charming collection.

Drawn from the author's encyclopedic Author: Selina Tusitala Marsh.