George Roper

A four-masted iron barque built in 1883 by W.H. Potter & SOns, Liverpool. Dimensions: 91,91×11,90×7,16 meters [301'7"×39'1"×23'6"] and tonnage: 2104 GRT and 2033 NRT.

Rigged with royal sails over double top and topgallant sails.

1883 February
Launched at the shipyard of W.H. Potter & Sons, Liverpool, for W.T. Dixon & Sons, Liverpool. Captain J. Ward.
1883 July
Wrecked on the maiden voyage from Liverpool to Melbourne on the Lonsdale Reef at Port Phillip Heads, the entrance to Melbourne.

Updated 1996-11-09 by Lars Bruzelius.

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