County of Roxburgh
A four-masted iron ship built in 1886 by Barclay, Curle & Co., Glasgow.
Dimensions 87,01×13,22×7,31 meters
[285'6"×43'5"×24'0"] and tonnage 2209 GRT and 2121 NRT.
Rigged with royal sails above double top- and single topgallant sails.
- 1886 June
- Launched at the shipyard of Barclay, Curle & Co., Glasgow, for R. & J. Craig, Glasgow. The first master was Captain J. Stroak.
Used in the Indian jute trade.
- Sailed from Cardiff to Colombo in 85 days.
- Sailed from Mauritius to Calcutta in 23 days.
- Sailed from Calcutta with a cargo of jute to Dundee in 99 days.
- 1894 December 16
- Sailed from Calcutta with a cargo of 16.438 bales of jute to Boulogne in 96 days.
- 1899 September 16 — November 23
- Sailed from Barry to Cape
Town in 68 days.
- Sailed from Cape Town to New York in 44 days.
- Sailed from New York to Shanghai in 132 days.
- Sailed from Astoria to Queenstown in 108 days.
- 1905 December 18
- Left Caldera bound for Melbourne.
- 1906 February 8
- Wrecked on the Takaroa Atoll, Tuamotu
Archipelago, on voyage from Caldera to Melbourne. The ship had lost all the sails and was drifting in a severe storm and could not avoid the reefs.
Updated 1996-07-12 by Lars Bruzelius.
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