A four-masted steel barque built in 1893 by D. & W. Henderson & Co., Glasgow.
Dimensions 89,30×13,10×7,41 meters
[293'0"×43'0"×24'4"] and tonnage 2432 GRT and 1268 NRT.
Rigged with double top and topgallant sails and royal sails.
There is a picture of Corunna on p 338 of Sea Breezes Vol. IX (1926-27).
- 1893 August 30
- Launched at the shipyard of D. & W. Henderson &
Co., Glasgow, as Yard No. 369 for Corunna Sailing Ship Co. Ltd.
(J. Hardie & Co. mgrs), Glasgow. Assigned the official British Reg. No. 102633. The first master was Captain J. Robson late of the same owner's fourmasted barque
- 1893 October
- Sailed from Glasgow to Rio de Janeiro in 40 days.
Sailed from Rio de Janeiro to Melbourne in 55 days.
Sailed from Melbourne to London in 89 days.
- Sailed from Liverpool to Sydney in 94 days.
- 1904 June
- Captain McNeil was replaced by Captain John Mason, late of the fullrigged ship Albuera.
- 1904 July 24
- Left Antwerpen for Port Townsend, WA, under tow. Drifted onto the Wandelaar Light Vessel as the pilot ordered the cable to be cast off during a squall.
- 1904 September 1
- Stranded at Miramar south of Rio de la Plata.
The Court of Inquiry found the master was to be blamed for not having taken the necessary soundings.
- Hulked in Montevideo.
- Sold to Société Boillart de Boisguilbert,
Paris, for £ 70.000 and was renamed La Epoca. The ship was
registered in Uruguay. Was re-rigged and chartered to Oriental Navigation
Corp., New York.
- 1917 October 29
- Sunk by the German submarine U 93 at
45°10'N and 1°45'W.
Updated 1997-01-24 by Lars Bruzelius.
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