A four-masted steel barque built by W. Hamilton & Co., Port Glasgow.
Dimensions: 102,22×14,24×8,04 meters [335'5×46'9×26'5] and
tonnage 3102 GRT and 2869 NRT.
- Launched at the shipyard of W. Hamilton & Co., Port
- 1904 March 22
- Bought by G.J.H. Siemers & Co., Hamburg. Command
was given to by Captain Jürgen Friedrich Külsen (1867-1927),
previously master of
Reederei B. Wencke Söhne's four-masted barque
Hera ex Richard Wagner (1886).
- 1904 April 24
- Left Port Talbot with a cargo of 4920 tons of
coal for Iquique.
- 1904 May 15
- The cargo of coal exploded and caught fire at
28°48' N and 18°31' W in sight of the Palma Island. Returned to
Falmouth after the fire had been put out and continued to Greenock for repairs.
- 1904 September 2
- The trip to Iquique was resumed now with only
2030 tons of coal.
- Sailed from Port Talbot to Pisagua in 73 days.
- Sailed from Caleta Buena to Lizard in 79 days.
- Sailed from Junin to Lizard in 98 days.
- Sailed from Port Talbot to Iquique in 89 days.
- Sailed from Iquique to Newcastle, NSW, in 58 days.
- Sailed from Taltal to Antwerpen in 86 days.
- Sailed from Hamburg to Santa Rosalia, Mexico, in 143 days.
- Interned for the duration of the war at Santa Rosalia.
- Confiscated by the United States.
- Sold to Robert Dollar & Co., San Francisco, CA, and
renamed Mary Dollar.
- Sold to A. Charles Watt, Long Beach, CA, after having been
laid up at Alameda for some time. To be used as a restaurant ship. Was rigged off
and renamed Tango. Used as a gambling ship off Long Beach, CA.
- Sold to Transatlantik Navigation Co., New York, and
re-rigged as a six-masted barquentine.
- 1943 February
- Sold to Portuguese owners in Lourenço Marques and was re-named Cidade do Porto and re-rigged to a six-masted schooner.
- 1945 August
- Lost most of her sails in a storm off East London and she had to be towed to Durban by the tug Sir William Hoy for repairs.
- Broken up at Lisbon.
Updated 1997-04-13 by Lars Bruzelius.
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