Agnes POOLE , 1845–
on the ship SS Port Victor.
The SS Port Victor (No. 2) arrived in Sydney on 23 January, 1887. Agnes came with her four children. These records indicate that she was to meet up with her husband in Newcastle.
The ship was under the command of Captain A. Williams. The surgeon on board was L.R. Huxtable and the Matrol was Miss Chicken.
PORT VICTOR The "Port Victor" was a 2,793 gross ton ship built in 1885 by Leslie, Newcastle-on-Tyne for Anglo-Australasian Steam Navigation Co, Ltd.(Wm Milburn & Co). On 26/11/1886 she started her first passenger voyage from London via the Cape to Melbourne and Sydney and commenced her last voyage on this service on 5/8/1891. Later sailings were cargo only or on charter. In March 1899 she was sold to the US government. [North Star to Southern Cross by John M.Maber] Maber states that the "Port Victor" was employed on other trades between her completion and Nov.1886 due to the trade depression.(?) The company was taken over by Cunard in 1916 and eventually became the Port Line Ltd in 1936. - [Posted to The ShipsList by Ted Finch 13 February 1998]