Afon Alaw

A four-masted steel barque built in 1891 by A. Stephens & Sons, Glasgow, as Yard No. 336.
Dimensions: 86,66×12,49×7,78 meters [284'4"×41'0"×23'7"] and tonnage 2052 GRT and 1947 NRT. Rigged with double top-sails and royal sails.

1891 December
Launched at the shipyard of A. Stephens & Sons, Glasgow for Hughes & Co., Menai Bridge, Wales.
Sold to William Thomas & Co., Liverpool.
1915 April
Sold to A/S Excelsior (Sven O. Stray & Co.), Kristiansand, Norway, for £ 7750 and was renamed Storebror.
1918 January 4
Sunk by the German auxilliary cruiser Wolf on voyage Beira, East Africa, to Montevideo in ballast.


Updated 1997-11-25 by Lars Bruzelius.

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