A four-masted steel barque built in 1890 by Russell & Co., Greenock.
Dimensions: 84,75×12,71×7,36 meters [278'1"×41'9"×24'2"] and tonnage: 2283 GRT and 2203 NRT.
The first sailing ship equipped with freezing-machinery for transport of mutton from New Zealand. This machinery was later removed.
Jubilee-rigged, i.e. rigged with nothing above double top and topgallant sails.
- 1890 November
- Launched at the shipyard of Russell & Co., Greenock, for J. Leslie, Glasgow. Captain R. de Steiger.
- Sailed from The Downs to Melbourne in 77 days.
- Sailed from Lizard to Melbourne in 83 days.
- Sailed from Newcastle, NSW, to San Francisco in 60 days.
- 1902 December 25 - March 5
- Sailed from San Francisco to Old Head, Kinsale, in 101 days.
- Sailed from Fredrikstad to Melbourne in 94 days.
- Stranded near Lorne Jetty, Australia, but got off without any major damage.
- Sold to G. Windram & Co., Liverpool.
- Sold to J.G.P. Murphy, Liverpool.
- 1917 September 7
- Sunk on voyage from Australia to Great Britain by a German submarine 35 miles WSW of Bishop Rock.
Updated 1996-11-10 by Lars Bruzelius.
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