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
- 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
Presently preserved as a museum ship at the Hawai'i Maritime Center, Honolulu, HI, USA.
- Delgado, James P.: Falls of Clyde.
National Historic Landmark Study, 1988.
- Klebingat, Fred K.: TheFalls of Clyde.
The Annual Dog Watch, No. 14 (1957), pp 59-60.
- Klebingat, Fred K.: Falls of Clyde.
Oceans, Vol. V, No. 5 (1972).
- Klebingat, Fred K.: My friend, this old ship. The saga of the Falls of Clyde, told by a man who served her well in her prime and who is today helping to save her for future generations.
Updated 1999-08-27 by Lars Bruzelius.
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