The Daniel Elfstrand Pehrsson was launched in Sweden in 1857.
It started out in the guano trade and after making it's way to Chilean waters leaking badly, it was sold.
This is when it first changed names. It was now known as Elcira Subercaseaux and this is where it goes off record.
Eight years later it emerged back on the radar, with another name, the Don Juan, but it came with stories from all over the world.
Allegedly it was a Peruvian blockade runner and transported Chinese coolies to dig guano from the Chincha Islands.
While in the Pacific it had a history of "blackbirding". Enslaving Pacific Islanders to work abroad in places like Peru and Australia.
Once back in Chilean waters it was sold again, A new name came to pass, the Rosalia. This time it carried labourers from China to the coastal plantations in Peru.
After the Roisalia was bought by a Dunedin firm, it set sail to New Zealand in 1874. It arrived in Napier with a load of timber and a story to tell.
The ship was leaking so badly that crew refused to set sail to Dunedin in what was being called a 'coffin ship'.
It finally made it to Port Chalmers on November the 22nd. It was sold again, and took back it's name of the Don Juan. Soon after it was condemned as 'totally unseaworthy' and left to rot in Deborah Bay.
Notes taken from Papers Past and the ODT