Falls of Clyde

A full-rigged four-masted iron ship built in 1878 by Russel & Co., Port Glasgow. Her dimensions are: 81,11×12,19×7,13 meters [266'1×40'0×21'0] and tonnage: 1809 GRT and 1748 NRT. Her forecastle is 34 ft long and the poop 23 ft.

Rigged royal, single topgallant and double top-sails.

1878 December 12
Launched at the shipyard of Russel & Co., Port Glasgow, for the Falls Line (Wright, Beakenridge & Co), Glasgow. Assigned the Official British Reg. No. 80436.
1879 April 20
Sailed from Greenock to Karachi.
1879 December 18
Sailed from Karachi to London.
1897 November 30
Sailed from Portland, OR, to Queenstown or Falmouth for orders with a cargo of 100.290 bushels of wheat.
Sold to W. Matson, Honolulu, and was re-rigged as a barque.
Sold to the Associated Oil Co., San Francisco, CA.
Sold to the General Petroleum Corp., San Fancisco, and rebuilt to a sailing oil tanker.
Sold to General Petroleum and was converted into a fuel storage barge at Ketchikan, Alaska.
Sold to W.E. Mitchell Jr and towed to Seattle. [Sea Breezes Vol. 27 (1959), p 300]
Towed to Honolulu, HI.
Acquired by the Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI, and re-rigged.

Presently preserved as a museum ship at the Hawai'i Maritime Center, Honolulu, HI, USA.


Updated 1999-08-27 by Lars Bruzelius.

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