Roman Emperor (ship)

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Name: Roman Emperor
Launched: 1848
General characteristics
Sail plan: Full rigged ship

Roman Emperor was a full-rigged ship built in 1848.

The Roman Emperor made at least two voyages from England to New Zealand, arriving there in 1860[1] and 1863.[2] Each voyage carried many immigrants to New Zealand. The novelist Samuel Butler arrived in Christchurch on the Roman Emperor in January 1860.[3]


  1. ^ Lyttelton Times 28 January 1860
  2. ^ Lyttelton Times 1 April 1863
  3. ^ Lyttelton Times 28 January 1860