A five-masted aux. steel barque built in 1906 by AG Rickmers, Bremerhaven.
Her dimensions were:
125,08×16,30×9,24 m [410'5"×53'6"×30'4"] and tonnage:
5548 GRT and 4696 NRT. Equipped with a 1160 hp auxiliary steam engine.
- 1906 February 8
- Launched at the shipyard of AG Rickmers,
Rickmers Reismühlen, Reederei und Schiffbau AG, Bremerhaven. Assigned the German signal QJCG [QJGC?]. The first master was Captain August Walsen.
- Sailed from New York to Saigon in 83 days.
- 1911 April 13 - May 17
- Sailed from San Francisco to Newcastle, NSW, in 34 days.
- Sailed from Taltal to Hamburg in 57 days.
- Sailed from Vladivostock to Hull in 98 days.
- Arrived at Cardiff where she was confiscated by the
British Government. She was later renamed Neath.
- 1917 March 27
- Sunk by the German submarine U 66 off the
coast of Ireland some 28 miles StE off Fastnet.
The following three images come from the
Detroit Publishing Co.
Photograph Collection: at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC, USA.
Updated 1998-04-27 by Lars Bruzelius.
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