A four-masted steel ship built in 1886 by Barclay, Curle & Co., Glasgow.
Dimensions 87,47×12,92×7,33 meters
[287'0"×42'5"×24'1"] and tonnage 2068 GRT and 2000 NRT.
Rigged in "jubilee" fashion, i.e. with nothing over double top- and topgallant sails.
- 1885 April
- Launched at the shipyard of Barclay, Curle & So., Glasgow, for R. Shankland & Co., Greenock.
- Re-reigged as a fourmasted barque.
- Sold to Akties. Bannockburn (Leif Gundersen), Porsgrund, for £ 5550.
- Sold to Gundersen & Gjertsen, Porsgrund.
- 1915 September
- Renamed Leif Gundersen.
- 1917 March 24
- Arrested by the French auxiliary cruiser La Champagne and taken to Glasgow.
- 1917 May 10
- Was declared a French prize and was renamed
Atlas of Lorient.
- 1917 July 17
- Sailed under command of Captain Le Squeren from Glasgow in ballast for the West Indies and was never heard of again. An unidentified four-masted barque was sunk by the German submarine U-30 200 miles west of the Fastnet on July 28 1917 and it is generally believed that this barque was the Atlas.
Updated 1997-04-17 by Lars Bruzelius.
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