Loch Carron

A four-masted iron ship built in 1885 by Barclay, Curle & Co., Glasgow. Dimensions: 87,64×12,92×7,33 meters [287'7"×42'5"×24'1"] and tonnage 2128 GRT and 2075 NRT. Rigged with double top and topgallant sails and royal sails.

1885 September
Launched at the shipyard of Russell & Co., Port Glasgow, for J. Hardie & Co., Glasgow. Captain L. Clarke was given command of the vessel.
1904 August 13
Collided with and sank the barque Inverkip 60 miles from the Fastnet Light. Captain Stanton Clarke of the Loch Carron was declared guilty of the accident.
Reduced to barque rig.
Captain Henderson, once master of the clipper ship Thermopylae, was given command of the ship.
1912 June
Sold to A/S Christianssand (Sven Stray & Co.), Kristiansand, Norway, and was renamed Seileren.
1915 October 11
Collided and was sunk by the steamer Vittoria at Torr Head, Scotland, on voyage from the Clyde to Savannah.



Updated 1998-01-02 by Lars Bruzelius.

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