This chronology of Captain Verney’s voyages is a work in progress. I will update as often as I can. (C. Verney, 23 Dec. 2023)

PeriodRoute/DestinationVessel Name Vessel TypeTonnage
1834 – 1838East Indies and China StationHMS WinchesterSailing Frigate1487
1839Indonesia MarianneBarque?
1839Indonesia to King George’s Sound (Albany, Western Australia)Lucas [American]Ship
1845Whaling VoyageWoodlarkBarque237
11 Aug. 1848Tanna Island (Vanuatu) to SydneyVanguardBrigantine61
13 May, 1851Sydney to Whaling GroundsLondon PacketBarque366
18 Aug., 1852Whaling Grounds to SydneyLondon PacketBarque366
1852Port Philip [Melbourne]ChieftainSchooner77
1852Geelong to SydneyChieftainSchooner77
Jan. 1853New CaledoniaChieftainSchooner77
Jun. 1853Sydney to GeelongChieftainSchooner120
Jul. 1853South Seas Islands London PacketBarque366
1854Whaling VoyageElizaBarque117
Feb. 1854Warrnambool to SydneyStarBarque183
July 1854Melbourne to SydneyStarBarque183
May 1854Geelong to SydneyStarBarque183
Feb. 1855Batavia [Dutch East Indies]Twee GebroedersBarque780
March 1855Arrival at Bay of Islands (New Zealand)ElizaBarque117
1855-1856Whaling VoyageElizaBarque 117
1856-1857Whaling VoyageElizaBarque117
1858London to QuebecCottinghamBarque256
1858Sydney to Adelaide and LauncestonRavenBrigantine115
1859Whaling VoyageWoodlarkBarque237
1859Port de France [Nouméa], New CaledoniaWoodlarkBarque237
1860New Zealand?Black DogSchooner
1861Tikus Island, Penang, MalaysiaGuiding StarSchooner40
1861South Seas IslandsGuiding StarSchooner40
1861South Seas IslandsGertrudeBrig117
1862Rotumah and Kingsmill IslandsSarah AnnBrig180
1862Whaling VoyageLondon PacketBarque366
1863Hobson’s Bay, MelbourneMountain MaidBrig192
Jul. 1863New Zealand to NewcastleMountain MaidBrig192
1864Otago, New ZealandMountain MaidBrig192
1864Auckland, New ZealandMeteor Barque279
1864Manukau, New ZealandMeteorBarque279
1865Valparaíso, ChileMeteorBarque279
1865Baker’s IslandMeteorBarque279
Sep. 1865Foochow [Fuzhou], ChinaMeteorBarque279
Mar. 1866Petropavlovsk, RussiaMeteorBarque279
Nov. 1866 to Nov. 1867China and Japan, via NewcastleMeteorBarque279
Dec. 1867 to Dec. 1868China and TaiwanMeteorBarque279
1869Hong KongMeteorBarque279
1869Foochow, [Fuzhou], ChinaMeteorBarque279
1870Newcastle to AdelaidePhillisBrig240
1870Sydney to South Seas IslandsTyraBarque278
April 1871Sydney to South Seas IslandsTyraBarque278
1871South Seas Islands to SydneyTyraBarque278
1872Kingsmill Group to BrisbaneTyraBarque278
Oct. 1873Lyttleton (New Zealand)Woodlark
1874Hokianga (New Zealand) to SydneyWoodlark
1875Chittagong [Bangladesh]BrunetteBarque375
1875Fijian IslandsBrunetteBarque375
1879South Seas IslandsVentureBrigantine167