A four-masted aux. steel barque built in 1931 by Krupp Germania Werft AG, Kiel.
Dimensions: 96,31×15,38×7,51 meters [316'0"×49'_"×24'8"] and tonnage: 2323 GRT and 1187 NRT.
Euipped with four Krupp diesel engines of 800 hp each and an electric transmission.
Rigged with double top-sails, single topgallants, royals and a main skysail.
- 1931 April 25
- Launched at the shipyard of Krupp Germania Werft, Kiel, for E.F. Hutton, New York.
Assigned the American signal WCEG.
- Renamed Sea Cloud.
- Chartered to the US Goverment for $ 1 per year and used as a weather ship in the North Antlantic by the US Coast Guard.
- Sold to R. Trujillo, Dom. Rep. and was renamed Angelita.
[Another source says that she was bought by Gibbs Corp., Jacsonville, FL, in 1955.]
- Renamed Patria.
- Sold to Antarna Inc., Miami, FL, and was renamed Antarna. Used as a sail training ship. Later laid up in Panama.
- Sold to Reederie Nord (Klaus E. Oldendorff) and was renamed Sea Cloud of Cayman. Registered in Malta.
- Square-rigged ships, general references.
- Leek, B.M.: These Splendid Ships: marjorie Hutton's Barque Hussar of 1931.
Sea Breezes Vol. 68 (1994), pp 480-485, ill.
Updated 1997-05-31 by Lars Bruzelius.
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