Albert Rickmers

A four-masted steel barque built in 1894 by Rickmers Reismühlen, Rhederei und Schiffbau AG, Geestemünde. Dimensions 82,30×13,17×8,42 meters [270'0"×43'3"×27'8"] and tonnage 2395 GRT and 2302 NRT. Rigged with with royals over double topgallants.

1894 October
Launched at the shipyard of Rickmers Reismühlen, Rhederei und Schiffbau AG, Geestemünde, for their own use. Captain G. Warneke.
1998 May 13 - September 17
Sailed from Rangoon to Bremerhaven in 127 days.
1899 December 18
Sold to Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen, and was renamed Herzogin Sophie Charlotte. Rebuild to be used as a sailtraining ship.
Sold to Schlüter & Mack, Hamburg.
1914 August
Interned at Caleta Buena, Chile.
1918 September 26
Confiscated by the Chilean Government.
Returned to the German owners and returned to Europe.
1921 April 21
Delivered to Great Britain and the Shipping Controller as part of the war damage reparations.
Sold to R. Mattson, Mariehamn, Åland.
Sold to Christian Trondsen, Sarpsborg, Norway, and was renamed Gjertrud.
Broken up at the Marinewerft, Wilhelmshaven.


Updated 1997-09-06 by Lars Bruzelius.

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