A.D. Bordes

A four-masted iron ship built in 1884 by W.B. Thompson, Glasgow. Dimensions 89,71×13,15×7,01 meters [294'2"×43'2"×23'0"] and tonnage 2384 GRT and 2025 NRT. Rigged with double top- and topgallant sails. Equipped with double bottom ballast tanks with a capacity of 450 tons of water.

1884 March
Launched at the shipyard of W.B. Thompson, Glasgow, for Ant. Dom. Bordes et fils, Dunkerque. Used in the nitrate trade between Chile and Europe.
1899 February 18 — May 1
Sailed from Shields to Valparaiso in 70 days from Dover after having raced the three-masted ship Madeleine and the four-masted barque Montmorency.
1917 October 2
Under command of Captain Joseph Brian the ship defended itself successfully against a German submarine with the help of two small guns.
Broken up.

Updated 1996-12-29 by Lars Bruzelius.

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