Bidston Hill

A four-masted iron ship built in 1886 by T. Royden & Sons, Liverpool. Dimensions 91,89×12,82×7,48 meters [301'6"×42'1"×24'7"] and tonnage 2519 GRT and 2434 NRT. Rigged with royal sails over double top- and topgallant sails.

1886 November
Launched at the shipyard of T. Royden & Sons, Liverpool, for W. Price & Co., Liverpool. The first master was Captain Lambert.
Dis-masted off Cape Horn and had to seek refugee at Port Stanley, Falkland Islands. The subsequent repairs required seven months.
Re-rigged as a fourmasted barque.
1905 Juli 31
Wrecked at Cape Furneaux, Staten Island, under command of Captain J. Kendall. The entire crew was later rescued by an Argentinian steamer.

Updated 1996-07-06 by Lars Bruzelius.

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