A four-masted steel barque built in 1901 by W. Hamilton & Co., Port Glasgow. Dimensions 98,45×14,04×7,92 meters [323'0"×46'1"×26'0"] and tonnage 3014 GRT and 2890 NRT. Rigged with royal sails over double top and topgallant sails. Sistership to the same owner's fourmasted barque Nonpareil (1901).

1901 February
Launched at the shipyard of W. Hamilton & Co., for Anglo-American Oil Co., London. Captain W.J. Davies.
Dis-masted during her maiden voyage to New York and was towed back by the SS Minneapolis.
Sailed from New York to Hong Kong in 129 days with 129.000 cases of oil.
1912 November 9 — February 27
Sailed from Hong Kong to Sandy Hook in 109 days 17 hours. From Anjer Point 91 days 17 hours.
Sold to Rhederei Akt. Gesellschaft von 1896, Hamburg, and was renamed Orotava. Captain F. Dreier.
Interned in Santa Rosalia, Mexico, for the duration of the First World War.
Assigned to France as war damage reparations.
Sold to Robert Dollar & Co., San Francisco, and was renamed James Dollar.
Converted to barge and was renamed Crown Zellerbach No. 2.
Used as a breakwater by Comox Logging & Railway Co. at Royston, Vancouver Island, BC.

Updated 2000-12-11 by Lars Bruzelius.

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