A four-masted barque built in 1887 by Russell & Co., Port Glasgow, for J.R.
Dickson & Co., Glasgow.
Her dimensions were 86,5×12,3×7,5(d) meters [283'4×40'4×24'5]
and tonnage 2139 GRT, 1986 NRT and 3300 DWT.
Rigged with royal sails over double top and single topgallant sails.
- 1887 May 24
- Launched at the shipyard of Russell & Co., Port
Glasgow, for J.R. Dickson & Co., Glasgow. Originally Dickson held 21 shares and William Todd Lithgow 43 shares in the ship. The latter was one of the partners in Russell & Co.
- 1899 December
- Sold to E.F. & W. Roberts, Liverpool, for £
14.000. [Lyman has 1902]
- Sold to A/S Erbrin (H. Jacobsen), Fredrikstad, Norway, £ 3100 and was renamed Erbrin. The new master was Captain Arnt Nielsen.
- Sailed from Callao to the Columbia River in 40 days.
- 1915 September 13
- Sold to Rederi AB Magda (Vidar Olburs),
for SEK 250.000 and renamed Magda. New master was Captain Thor August
- 1916 November 16
- The majority of the shares were bought by a
consortium from Stockholm and the port of registry was changed to this city.
- 1917 August
- Captain N.P. Lund, Nyhamnsläge, was appointed as new
master of the ship.
- 1918 September 6
- Sold to Förnyade Ångfartygs AB Viking
(Gunnar Carlsson), Gothenburg, for £ 15.000 and renamed Gullmarn.
- 1921 June
- The Förnyade Ångfartygs AB Viking was
and the Gullmarn was transferred to the owning company, Rederi AB
- 1922 August
- Captain Johan Valfrid Andersson, Halmstad.
- 1923 September 5
- Was sold to Petersen & Albeck, Copenhagen, for
SEK 59.000 to be broken up, but was instead sold to Carl Nordstrand, Copenhagen,
who sent her to England for a cargo coal from Cardiff to Madeira under the
command of Captain P.T. Steffensen.
- 1924 January
- Sold to Socieade Insulana de Transportes Marittima
Ltda, Funchal, for £ 3500. Was de-rigged except for the lower masts and
used as a coal hulk on the Funchal roadstead.
- 1941 February 12-13
- Drifted ashore during a storm and was
- Four- and five masted ships, general references.
- Båtologen Vol. 30 (1992).
- Alvåker, Torsten: Fyrmastbarken Gullmarns sista
Longitude 21, Stockholm, 1985. pp 88-94, ill.
- Lyman, John: The Part-owners of a British Sailing Vessel,
Mariner's Mirror vol. 58, London, 1972. pp 463-465, 1 pl.
Updated 1997-02-15 by Lars Bruzelius.
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