A four-masted steel ship built in 1889 by Barclay, Curle & Co., Glasgow.
Dimensions: 84,90×12,51×7,36 meters [278'7"×41'1"×24'2"] and tonnage: 2056 GRT, 1999 NRT and 1935 tons under deck.
Rigged with royal sails over double top and topgallant sails. Later re-rigged as a four-masted barque.
- 1889 March
- Launched at the shipyard of Barclay, Curle & Co., Glasgow, for the "Golden Fleece Line" (A. & J.H. Carmichael & Co.), Greenock.
Assigned the official British Reg. No. 93214 and signal LCFJ.
- In command of Captain George Cook.
- Sailed on her maiden voyage from Liverpool to Calcutta in 86 days with a cargo of salt at 27s 6d per ton.
- Sailed from San Francisco to Queenstown in 105 days.
- Captain Cook was replaced with Captain E.C. Bennet, late of the same owner's fullrigged ship Talus.
- Sailed from Fredrikstad, Norway, to Melbourne in 93 days.
- Sailed from San Francisco to Falmouth in 108 days.
- Sailed from Melbourne to Lizard in 85 days.
- 1905 January 6 - April 26
- Sailed from Astoria, OR, to Queenstown for orders in 109 days.
- Sold to
Ant. Dom. Bordes et fils, Dunkerque, and was renamed Almendral. Used in the South Amercian nitrate trade. In command of Captain J. Layec.
- Sailed from Tyne to Valparaiso in 76 days.
- Sailed from Dunkirk to Iquique via Taltal in 89 days.
- Laid up at the end of the year.
- Sold to be broken up.
- Square-rigged ships, general references.
- Lubbock, Basil: The Last of the Windjammers.
Brown, Son & Ferguson, Glasgow, 1975.
- Villiers, Alan & Picard, Henri: The Bounty Ships of France. The Story of the French Cape Horn Sailing Ships.
Patrick Stephens, London, 1972.
Updated 2001-03-09 by Lars Bruzelius.
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