Cap Horn

A four-masted steel barque built in 1888 by Russell & Co., Port Glasgow. Dimensions 93,13×13,56×7,36 meters [305'7"×44'6"×24'2"] and tonnage 2626 GRT and 2608 NRT. Equipped with cellular double-bottom water ballast tanks with a capacity of 601 tons in addition to 1200 tons in internal tanks. Rigged with royal sails over double top- and topgallant sails.

1888 October
Launched at the shipyard of Russell & Co., Port Glasgow, for Ant. Dom. Bordes et fils, Dunkerque. The first master was Captain Leuguen.
1892 February 7
Grounded in a fog near Calais when arriving from Iquique with nitrate.
1910 January 28
Collided with the German steamer Heinrich Horn and lost her bowsprit while cutting off the steamer's funnel.
1919 July 3 — November 29
Left Antofagasta for La Pallice with a cargo of 4.200 tons of nitrate and was posted overdue in November. She eventually arrived at her destination after 149 days.
Broken up in Belgium.

Updated 1996-12-30 by Lars Bruzelius.

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