A four-masted steel barque built in 1894 by Arthur Sewall & Co.,
Bath, ME, to the design of J.F. Waddington, Liverpool, at a total cost of $157.000. The steel was delivered from Messrs. David Clolville & Sons, Motherwell, Scotland.
Dimensions: 95,09×13,73×7,77 meters [312'0"×45'1"×25'6"]
and tonnage: 3005 GRT and 2856 NRT.
Rigged with sky and royal sails over dubbel top-sails and single topgallant sails.
- 1894 February 3
- Launched at the shipyard of Arthur Sewall & Co.,
Bath, ME, for their own account.
- Captain George W. Goodwin, Calais, ME.
- 1894 April 26 - October 2
- Sailed from Philadelphia to Hiogo (Kobe) in 159 days with a cargo of case oil.
- 1895 March 5 - July 23
- Sailed from Hiogo to New York round Cape Horn in 140 days.
- 1895 October 3 - March 4
- Sailed from New York to San Francisco in 153 days
with 4498 tons of general cargo.
- 1896 April 1 - April 16
- Sailed from San Francisco in ballast to Honolulu in 15 days.
- Sailed from San Francisco to Queenstown in 107 days.
- Sailed from San Francisco to Liverpool in 162 days.
- 1902 January 23 - May 9
- Sailed from Hong Kong in ballast to Honolulu in 106 days. According to the log the Dirigo had sailed 4336 miles.
- 1902 June 12 - November 27
- Sailed from Honolulu to Delaware Breakwater in 168 days with a cargo of 5069 short tons of sugar (4472 long tons).
- Captain Lewis S. Colley.
- 1903 January 5 - May 6
- New York to Sydney in 121 days.
- 1903 June 26 - August 21
- Sailed from Newcastle, NSW, to Honolulu in 56/57 days with a cargo of 4585 tons of coal.
- 1903 October 1 - March 4
- Sailed from Honolulu to Delaware Breakwater in 154 days with a cargo of sugar.
- Captain George W. Goodwin.
- 1904 May 9 - September 15
- Sailed from New York to Shanghai in 126 days with
a cargo of case oil.
- 1908 October 30 - December 20
- Sailed from Baltimore with a
cargo of coal for Honolulu but had to put into Rio de Janeiro for repairs of a
cracked hull plate.
- 1908 January 26 - May 15
- Sailed from Rio de Janeiro to Honolulu
in 109 days.
- Captain Omar E. Chapman.
- 1909 June 26 - October 23
- Sailed from Honolulu to Delaware Breakwater in 119 days with a cargo of sugar.
- Captain Walter M. Mallett.
- 1915 January 17 - April 26
- Sailed from Philadelphia to Japan via the Panama
Canal in 97 days from Henlopen, 79 days from off Christobal.
- 1915 August 11 - October 2
- Sailed from Kobe to Port Townsend.
- Sold to G.W. McNear, Inc.
- 1915 October 15
- Sailed from Seattle for Kalmar, Sweden, with a cargo of barley. [Fairburn has October 14]
- 1916 March 2
- Arrested by a British patrol ship and was brought
to Lerwick, Shetland Islands, where the cargo was confiscated as it was believed that the barley would be trans-shipped from Sweden to Germany.
- 1916 March 10
- Sold to C.C. Mengel & Brother, Inc., Louisville,
- 1916 November
- Sold to Axim Transportation Co., Anchorage, KY, but had Pensacola, FL, as homeport.
- Captain John A. Urquhart, Brooklyn, NY.
- 1917 May 4
- Sailed from New York for Le Havre.
- 1917 May 31
- Sunk by explosives by a German submarine 6 miles SW of the Eddystone Rock lighthouse.
Updated 1997-02-24 by Lars Bruzelius.
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