A report of the loss of the Prince Rupert on 4th / 5th September 1841
Source - The Cape Archives
"The Prince Rupert, Ramage, from London 14th April , bound to New Zealand with Emigrants, ran ashore on Saturday night, in entering Table Bay. She is a total wreck. Mr Merewether, the chief officer of the Bucephalus , with 3 of her crew and Mr Frood, a passenger by the Prince Rupert were unfortunately drowned, while endeavouring to rescue some of the passengers."
Mr. James N. FROOD aged 34 years
Mr. John R MEREWETHER, Chief officer of the ship Bucephalus , aged 25 years.
John DUNCAN, Boatswains Mate of the ship Bucephalus , aged 33 years
Thomas LOCKYEAR, Seaman of the ship Bucephalus , aged 21 years.
Henry JOHNSON, seaman of the ship Bucephalus , aged 21 years.