County of Dumfries

A four-masted iron ship built in 1878 by Barclay, Curle & Co., Glasgow. Dimensions 81,12×11,78×7,16 meters [266'2"×38'8"×23'5"] and tonnage 1718 GRT, 1640 NRT and 1580 tons under deck. The forecastle was 38 ft long and the poop 50 ft. Rigged with royal sails above double top- and single topgallant sails.

Launched at the shipyard of Barclay, Curle & Co., Glasgow, for R. & J. Craig, Glasgow. Assigned the Official British Registration Number 78585 and signal RHCQ. The first master was Captain McLean.
1905 September
Sold to partowners in Raumo, Finland, with Captain J. Tork as principal and managing owner and was renamed Sovinto. Captain E.K. Wiglund was given command of the ship.
1906 November 4
Wrecked at East Point, Prince Edwards Island, on voyage from Campbelltown to Australia with a cargo of timber.
Already rigged as a four-masted barque when purchased to Finland.

Updated 2000-12-12 by Lars Bruzelius.

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