A four-masted steel barque built in 1900 by Chantiers de la Normandie, Gran Quevilly/Rouen. Dimensions: 94,84×13,71×7,38 meters [311'2"×45'0"×24'3"] and tonnage: 3255 GRT and 2432 NRT.

Rigged with royal sails over double top and topgallant sails. p>Sistership to the same owner's fourmasted barque Valentine (1900).

1900 August 25
Launched at the shipyard of Chantiers de la Normandie, Gran Quevilly/Rouen, for Ant. Dom. Bordes et fils, Dunkerque.
1900 December
Delivered to the owners. Captain L. Morin.
Sailed from France to Chile in 70 days.
Sailed from Newcastle, NSW, to Valparaiso in 32 days.
1917 July 6
Left Le Verdon for Valparaiso in ballast.
1917 August 2
Sunk by the German submarine U 155 at 33°38'N, 23°30'W, some 340 miles west of Madeira. Captain Leff and crew tried to defend themself against the submarine with the guns mounted aboard but had to abandon the ship after a short fight. The crew was saved by a British submarine three days later and landed at Horta, Azores.

Updated 1997-01-05 by Lars Bruzelius.

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