Cluny Castle

A four-masted iron ship built in 1883 by Barclay, Curle & Co., Glasgow. Dimensions 84,24×12,54×7,31 meters [276'5"×41'2"×24'0"] and tonnage 1986 GRT and 1934 NRT. Rigged in jubilee fashion i.e. with nothing above double top- and topgallant sails.

Sistership to Hendry, Ferguson & Co's fourmasted ship Ulrica (1884).

1883 November
Launched at the shipyard of Barclay, Curle & Co., Glasgow, for D. Currie & Co., London. The first master was Captain J. Hamilton. Used in the Australian emigrant trade.
Sold to Ferguson & Letham, Greenock, and was renamed Rowena.
Sold to James Rae, Greenock. Rerigged as a "baldheaded" fourmasted barque.
Sold to R. Ferguson & Co., Greenock.
Sold to William Thomas & Co., Liverpool.
Sold to G. Stenius, Helsingfors, Finland, for £ 4500. Captain V.E Erikson.
1915 February
Came to Barbados after having lost the rigging during a voyage from Gulfport to Montevideo. Was eventually towed to Mobile, Alabama, where she was re-rigged as a "baldheaded" formasted barque.
Sold to V. Sundmann, Helsingfors.
Sold to Rederi AB Finlandecia, Helsingfors. Captain Karl Eklund.
Laid up.
Sold to J.F.Gadd, Åbo, who also served as master.
Hulked in Adelaide.

Updated 1997-02-14 by Lars Bruzelius.

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