A four-masted iron ship built in 1887 By J. Russell & Co., Greenock, for Gillison & Chadwick, Liverpool.
Her dimensions were: 94,86×13,15×7,36 meters [another source gives: 90,96×13,16×7.47 meters] [311'3×43'2×24'2] and tonnage 2525 GRT, 2468 NRT and 2381 tons under deck. Her forecastle was 38 feet long and the poop 36 feet.
2471 GRT and 2360 NRT.
She was later re-rigged as a four-masted barque.
- 1887 January
- Launched at J. Russell & Co.'s shipyard in Greenock for Gillison & Chadwick, Liverpool.
Assigned the Official British Reg. No. 93713 and signal KJVQ.
Captain H. Davies was given command of the ship.
- 1898 July 28
- Sold to
Rhederei Akt. Gesellschaft von 1896, Hamburg, and was renamed Omega. Assigned the German signal RLBQ.
- In command of Captain H. Krause.
- Sailed from Lizard Point to Port Adelaide in 81 days.
- Sailed from Port Adelaide to Newcastle, NSW, in 7 days.
- Sailed Newcastle, NSW, to Tocopilla in 42 days.
- Sailed from Iquique to Lizard Point in 108 days.
- In command of Captain M. Ratzsch.
- Sailed from Hamburg to Santa Rosalia in 116 days.
- Sailed from Santa Rosalia to Port Townsend in 34 days.
- Sailed from Port Townsend to Lizard Point in 114 days.
- In command of Captain A. Schellhas.
- Sailed from Pisagua to Lizard Point in 122 days.
- Sailed from Port Nolloth to Newcastle, NSW, in 57 days.
- Sailed Newcastle, NSW, to Tocopilla in 64 days.
- Sailed Tocopilla to Lizard Point in 124 days.
- In command of Captain G. Oellrich.
- Sailed Newcastle on Tyne to San Diego in 159 days.
- Sailed San Diego to Portland, OR, in 29 days.
- Sailed Astoria to Hamburg in 120 days.
- Sailed to Sydney with a general cargo. From Newcastle, NSW to Chile with coal and from there to Rotterdam with a cargo of nitrate.
- In command of Captain P. Hammer.
- Interned in Peru at the outbreak of the war.
- Used as a sail-training ship.
- Delivered as war damage compensation.
- Transferred to Compania Adminstradora del Guano, Callao.
- 1958 June 26
- Sprang a leak on a voyage between Pachacamac Islands and Huacho with 3000 tons of guano onboard and sank. At the time of her loss she was the last cargo carrying square rigged sailing ship.
- Square-rigged ships, general references.
- Meyer, Jürgen: Hamburgs Segelschiffe 1795-1945.
Heinemann, Norderstedt, 1974.
- Svensson, Björn O.: De sista fraktseglarna.
Signum, Lund, 1982.
Updated 1999-01-23 by Lars Bruzelius.
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