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Australasian arriving at the Port of Portland and Falmouth, ME, 23 Apr 1860

The manifest for the 23 Apr 1860 arrival shows the Australasian sailed from Liverpool, England.

I tried to find each of these people in the SPA birth records. I'm still looking.

From the Ship's Manifest From the SPA Birth Records
Name Age Sex Occupation Destination Country to which they belong Est Birth Year Name Date of Birth Father Mother Notes
Frazzini, Antoni 25y Male Laborer Canada England 1835 not found        
Frazzini, G. 17y Male Spinster Canada England 1843 not found        
Frazzini, Pietro 18y Male Clerk Canada England 1842 not found        


From The Ships List :

2,902 gross tons, length 331.7ft x beam 42.1ft, clipper bows, two funnels, three masts (rigged for sail), iron hull, single screw, speed 12 knots. Accommodation for 200-1st and 60-2nd class passengers. Built by J & G. Thomson, Glasgow, she was launched on 10th Jun.1857 as the AUSTRALASIAN for the European & Australian Line. Her maiden voyage started on 12th Oct.1857 when she left Southampton for Alexandria, and she was then used on the Suez - Sydney service. The service was not a financial success and in 1859 the ship was arrested at Sydney for debt and sold. Purchased by Cunard Line,she started her first voyage for them on 25th Feb.1860 when she left Liverpool for New York. On 11th Apr.1860 she started a single round voyage between Liverpool and Portland under charter to the Allan Line, and on 22nd Dec.1860 commenced her first Liverpool - New York voyage as a mail steamer. Her last Liverpool - Queenstown (Cobh) - New York voyage started on 8th May 1869 and she was then rebuilt with new engines, one funnel, fitted with accommodation for 80-1st and 900-3rd class passengers and renamed CALABRIA. She resumed Liverpool - Queenstown - New York sailings on 8th Jan.1870 and started her last voyage on this service on 29th Jan.1876. In 1877 she was sold to the Telegraph Construction & Maintenance Co and converted to a cable layer. Scrapped in Holland in 1898. [North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.1,p.145] [Merchant Fleets by Duncan Haws, vol.12, Cunard Line]

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