Ernest Siegfried

A four-masted steel barque built in 1898 by Forges et chantiers de la Méiterranée, Graville-Le Havre. Dimensions: 95,09×13,81×7,46 meters [312'0"×45'4"×24'6"] and tonnage: 3214 GRT and 2429 NRT. [Henri Picard gives 3104 GRT and 2754 NRT in his The Bounty Ships of France.] Sistership to the same owner's four-masted barques Emile Renouf (1897) and Emile Siegfried (1898).

Rigged with royal sails over double top and topgallant sails.

1898 April
Launched at the shipyard of Forges et chantiers de la Méiterranée, Graville-Le Havre, for E. Corbler & Co., Le Havre. Used in the New Caledonia nickel-ore trade. Captain C. Valteau.
1909 April
Sold to Société Anon. des Voiliers de Noumea, Le Havre, and renamed Sainte Catherine. Captain G.A. Corée.
1911 October
The cotton cargo caught fire while in Le Havre.
Sold to Société Navale de l'Oceanie, Le Havre.
Sold to A.D. Bordes et fils, Le Havre, and renamed Seine. Captain Langhétée.
Sold to Bilbao to be broken up.

Updated 1996-11-02 by Lars Bruzelius.

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