The Dundonald was launched in Belfast, Ireland in 1891. She was wrecked in 1907 off the coast of New Zeal and. Only 17 out of 28 crew members survived the wreck. Two members of the crew made it to the shore but died before they could be rescued by their fellow crew mates. The meager total of fifteen survivors, 2 having died in the ordeal in the boats were eventually rescued by the NZGSS Hinemoa, a steamer, seven months later and landed at Boston.