A four-masted steel barque built in 1890 by Richard Williamson & Son,
Dimensions: 92,52×12,85×7,43 meters [303'7×42'2×24'5], tonnage: 2512 GRT and 2463 NRT.
A flush decked and bald-headed barque, which belonged to the group of six
four-masted barques called the Workington Sisters.
The figurehead is preserved at the Altonaer Museum, Hamburg.
- 1890 June
- Launched at the shipyard of Richard Williamson &
Son, Workington, for Fisher & Sprott, London.
- Captain Sprott.
- Sailed from Cardiff to Colombo in 82 days with coal.
- Sailed from Calcutta to Hamburg in 132 days with jute.
- Sailed from British Channel to Calcutta in 95 days with salt.
- Sailed from Calcutta to New York in 104 days with jute.
- Sailed from New York to Calcutta in 104 days. Captain Windermer.
- Sailed from Calcutta to London in 119 days.
- Sailed from Philadelphia, PA, to Calcutta in 112 days with case oil.
- Sailed from Calcutta to Portland, OR, in 159 days with jute.
- Sailed from Middlesborough to Calcutta in 111 days with salt.
- Sailed from Calcutta to Dover in 118 days with jute.
- 1896 September 9
- Sold to
Reederei B. Wencke & Söhne, Hamburg, and was renamed Pindos.
New German measurements: 91,7×?×? meters, 12484 GRT and 2351 NRT.
- Captain Richard Auhagen, Elbingerode.
- 1896 October 4
- Left Hamburg with salt for Rangoon where she
arrived in 105 days out from Lizard.
- 1897 March 16 - July 2
- Sailed from Rangoon to Falmouth in 108 days with rice.
- 1897 September 10
- Sailed from (Hamburg) Lizard to Rangoon in 94 days with salt.
- Sailed from Rangoon to Lizard in 98 days with rice.
Arrived at Hamburg on June 22 at the same time as the same owner's ship
Klio which had left Rangoon nine days before the Pindos.
- Sailed from the British Channel to Rangoon in 99 days with salt.
- 1898 August 24
- Collided with the anchored barque Edith
while under tow down the Elbe.
Did not leave Hamburg until September 2.
- Sailed from Rangoon River to Falmouth in 105 days with rice.
- Captain F. Wolter.
- Sailed from Lizard to Iquique in 84 days.
- Sailed from Iquique to Lizard in 90 days.
- 1900 September 1 - October 31
- Sailed from Tocopilla to Lizard in 59 days which is the record for the passage.
- Captain J. Timme.
- Sailed from Iquique to Lizard in 81 days.
- Sailed from Lizard to Iquique in 72 days.
- Sailed from Caleta Buena to Lizard in 84 days.
- Captain Emil Jochensen.
- 1905 January 7
- Left Hamburg for San Pedro with a cargo of
cement but had to anchor in the Elbe due to a severe snow storm and drifted
onto a sandbank. Part of the cargo had to be unloaded before she could be
re-floated. Arrived at San Pedro 109 days out from the English Channel.
- Sailed from San Pedro to Taltal in 53 days.
- Sailed from Tocopilla to Lizard in 85 days with nitrate.
- 1906 January 30
- Sold to
Rhederei Akt. Gesellschaft von 1896, Hamburg.
- Captain Willem Peters, Amrum.
- Sailed from Bristol Channel to Iquique in 85 days with coal.
- Sailed from Iquique to the British Channel in 84 days with nitrate.
- Sailed from the British Channel to Santa Rosalía in 121 days with coke.
- Sailed from Newcastle, NSW, to Pisagua in 49 days with coal.
- 1908 - October 6
- Sailed from Iquique to Falmouth in 108 days with nitrate.
[Burmester also gives 115 days at sea and 124 days to Hamburg]
- 1908 December
- Sailed from the British Channel to Santa Rosalia in 130 days with coke.
- Sailed from Newcastle, NSW, to Tocopilla in 41 days with 3560 tons of coal.
- Sailed from Tocopilla to the British Channel in 118 days with nitrate. 122 days to Hamburg.
- Sailed from Swansea to Iquique in 86 days with coal.
- Sailed from Iquique to the British Channel in 84 days with
- Sailed from Port Talbot to Mejillones in 82 days with coal briquettes.
- 1911 October 28 - February 1
- Sailed from Mejillones to Falmouth under command of Captain Sandvej.
- 1912 February 10
- Wrecked on Mears Rock at Coverack, Cornwall,
during tow from Falmouth to Hamburg by the German tug Arcona and became
a total loss.
- Burmester, Heinz: Drei schnelle Frachtsegler und ihre Zeit.
Eckardt & Messtorff, Hamburg, 1981. 8vo, 103 pp.
Originally published in Seewart 41. Jg (1980), Nos 1-6.
- Rau, Richard: Shanghajningen i Pindos.
Longitude Nr 32, Stockholm, 1996. pp 32-43, ill.
Updated 1997-01-26 by Lars Bruzelius.
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