A four-masted steel barque built in 1891 by Workman, Clark & Co., Blelfast. Dimensions: 86,61×12,80×7,41 [284'2"×42'0"×24'4] and tonnage: 2205 GRT and 2115 NRT.

Rigged with royal sails over double top and topgallant sails.

1891 October 3
Launched at the shipyard of Workman, Clark & Co., Belfast, for T. Dixon & Sons, Belfast. Captain J. Pearcey.
1896 June
On voyage from San Francisco to Hull with a cargo of wheat, the Dundonald collided with and sank the Red Cross Line's combined cargo/passenger steamer Santarense west of the Cape Verde Islands at 15° N, 33° W. The crew and passengers were picked up by the Dundonald before the steamer sank. The next morning the passengers were transferred to the Norwegian ship Hirotha to be forwarded to Para, their destination.
1896 June
Arrived safely at Queenstown.
Sold to Kerr, Newton & Co., Glasgow. Captain A.B. Milne.
1907 March 6
Stranded at Disappointment Island, Auckland Islands. Of the 28 people onboard, 16 were able to get ashore. From wreckage a boat was built in which four men sailed the six mile distance to Auckland Island. With a boat found at the food depot at Auckland Island the remaing survivors were brought across.
1907 October 16
The survivors were eventually rescued when the steamer Hinemoa made a routine call at Auckland Island and brought them to New Zealand.


Updated 1996-10-13 by Lars Bruzelius.

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