The HYDRABAD was built in 1865 in Port Glasgow, Scotland. At the time of her wrecking Stephens and Sons, London, owned her.
While bound for Adelaide, Australia from Lyttelton, New Zealand, the ship struck a severe storm on 24 June 1878, and was beached on Waitarere Beach.
Captain Holmwood deliberately drove the vessel onto the beach, hoping to give the crew and passengers a better chance of survival. This was successful, as there was no loss of life.
There were two attempts, in November 1878 and 7 January 1879 to refloat the ship; these were unsuccessful. The vessel was abandoned following fire that was so fierce that the hull plates were buckled. She was insured for £15,000 and her cargo for £24,500.
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- Hydrabad advert 16 Aug 1881 li>
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- The Wreck of the Hydrabad by Ian Church 1978 li>
- Girls sitting in the wreck of the Hydrabad, photographed by George Leslie Adkin in 1905 li>
- "Maori chief" and "convict" at the Armistice Day celebrations in Levin li>
- Wreck of the ship "Hydrabad", Waitarere Beach Adkin 1905 li>
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The Hydrabad 1878-1978