29th April 2008, 14:35
Hi, Interested in anyone who knows about the above ships. I am a doing family history project. My great great grandfather, a merchantile clerk,came out to Australia from England on the Lightning in 1857. He was in the captain's cabin.
My grandfather sailed on SS Zealandic, a troop ship, during WW1 from Melbourne to Southampton via Capetown in 1918. I am currently transcribing his war diary including the record of the journey.
29th April 2008, 14:41
Richard, A warm welcome to you. Thank you for joining the community and hpefully someone will be able to add some information on these two ships; enjoy the site and all it has to offer, and we very much look forward to your postings in due course. Bon Voyage
29th April 2008, 14:46
Richard, a warm welcome to Ships Nostalgia.
The 'Lightning' was one of Donald McKay's masterpieces and you'll find many items on her if you Google her name:
A picture of her burning at Geelong in 1869:
The 'Zealandic' was also well known and she also may be found through Google:
29th April 2008, 16:04
Greetings Richard and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.
29th April 2008, 17:07
Welcome aboard, Richard.
I see the crew have been helpful already as usual.
Find your way around the ship and enjoy the voyage.
29th April 2008, 23:43
Welcome from Lancashire UK.
I hope you will enjoy the site.