A four-masted steel barque built in 1901 by Russell & Co., Port Glasgow. Dimensions 107,40×14,95×8,58 meters [352'5"×49'1"×28'2"] and tonnage 3765 GRT and 3609 NRT. Rigged with royals over double top and top-gallant sails.

Together with her sistership Daylight the largest four-masted barque ever built.

1901 May
Launched at the shipyard of Russel & Co., Port Glasgow, for Anglo-American Oil Co., London.
1914 July 16
Sold to F. Laeisz, Hamburg, and renamed Perkeo. Command of the ship was given to Captain Hinrich Nissen.
1914 August 6
Captured by a British cruiser on voyage New York to Hamburg and was confiscated as a prize of war. Was renamed Bell
1915 April
Sold to A/S Bell (Alf Monsen), Tönsberg, Norway, for £ 12.200. Assigned the Official Norwegain signal WKDT. Captain Thv. Ellingsen.
1916 March 30
Sunk by the German submarine U-44 in postion 48°50' N, 7°40' W, some 70 nm SW Scilly Islands on voyage from Portland, OR, to Britain with wheat. The entire crew were able to reach Liverpool after having been picked up by the steamer City of Stockholm.


Updated 1997-08-19 by Lars Bruzelius.

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