Baron of Renfrew
A four-masted barque built of wood in 1825 by Charles Wood, Anse du Fort, Quebec.
Dimensions 92,65×18,59×10,36 meters [304'×61'×34'] and
tonnage 5294 GRT.
Built of mostly square timbers with the intention of being taken apart at the arrival at the destination and sold for her timbers.
- 1825 June
- Launched at the shipyard of Charles Wood, Anse du
Fort, Isle of Orleans, Quebec, with 4000 tons of timber already onboard. A previous attempt had failed when the grease on the launching ways was consumed by fire caused by the friction.
- 1825 August
- Sailed from Quebec for London under command of Captain Matthew Walker.
- 1825 October 27
- Wrecked on the Goodwin Sands while with a pilot onboard and under tow by two tugs of which one was the James Watt.
- Four- and five masted ships, general references.
- Large Ships.
The Detroit Daily Free Press,
November 27, 1853.
- The Times, October 19, 1825.
- The Times, October 27, 1825.
- Quebec Gazette, April 25, 1825.
- Quebec Gazette, July 21, 1825.
- Quebec Gazette, August 21, 1825.
- Quebec Gazette, August 25, 1825.
- Quebec Mercury, June 18, 1825.
- Quebec Mercury, June 19, 1825.
- Quebec Mercury, June 25, 1825.
- Quebec Mercury, August 18, 1825.
- Marcil, Eileen Reid: Ship-Rigged Rafts and the Export of Quebec Timber.
The American Neptune Vol. 48, Salem, 1988. pp 67-76, ill.
- Wallace, Fredrick William: Wooden Ships and Iron Men.
White Lion, London, 1973/1924. 8vo, xviii, 327 pp, 27 plates.
- Williams, David M.: Bulk Carriers and Timber Imports: The British North American Trade and the Shipping Boom of 1824-5.
The Mariner's Mirror Vol. 54, London, 1968. pp 373-382, 1 plate.
- Wood, Charles: Ballast.
John Clark, Glasgow, 1836.
Updated 1997-03-11 by Lars Bruzelius.
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