A four-masted steel barque built in 1892 by Grangemouth Dockyard Co, Alloa. Dimensions 95,11×13,15×7,41 meters [312'1"×43'2"×24'4"] and tonnage 2704 GRT and 2492 NRT. Rigged with with royal sails over double top and topgallant sails.

1892 August 10
Launched at the shipyard of Grangemouth Dockyard Co., Alloa, for Ship Alcides Co. Ltd. (J.R. Haws & Co.), Liverpool. Assigned the official British Reg. No. 99445. Captain L.C. Dart late of the same owner's four-masted barque Semantha was given command of the new vessel.
1892 August 11 — November 25
Sailed from San Francisco to London in 105 days.
1894 December 18 - March 11
Sailed from Hong Kong to New York in 83 days.
Sold to Anglo-American Oil Co. (J. McDonald), London. To be used in the case-oil trade.
1904 October
Dis-masted in the Sunda Straits during a typhoon. The four-masted barque Robert Rickmers which had been spoken to on October 8 was most probably lost in the same typhoon.
1911 April — 1912 March
In command of Captain John C.B. Jarvis, Dundee.
1912 December
Sold to A/S Alcides (O.N. Henriksen), Risør, Norway, for £ 6000. Captain J.M. Skaugen.
1913 December
Sold to A/S Alcides (A/S Henriksen & Skaugen), Risør.
1916 September
Sold to Skibs A/S Noreg (Lauritz Sundt & J.M. Holst), Kristiania, Norway, for £ 66.750. Captain H. Halvorsen.
1917 July
Torpedoed by the German submarine U-54 off Tory Island, Ireland, with the loss of the entire crew.
1918 March 27
Entered as "untraced" in Lloyd's records. [Lloyd's War Losses. The First World War. Casualties to Shipping through Enemy Causes 1914-1918]


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