Milton Stuart

A four-masted steel barque built in 1892 by Swan & Hunter, Newcastle. Dimensions: 99,71×14,18×7,82 meters [372'2×46'6×25'8] and tonnage: 3178 GRT and 3155 NRT.

1892 August
Launched at the shipyard of Swan & C.S Hunter, Newcastle, for M. Stuart, Liverpool. The first master was Captain Longmuir and the barque was put on the India trade.
1898 October 24
Sold to G.J.H. Siemers, Hamburg.
1899 August 7
Was renamed Thekla.
Sailed from Lizard to Taltal in 85 days under command of Captain Alm.
Sailed from Lizard to San Francisco in 150 days under command of Captain Wolter.
Sailed from Lizard to Santa Rosalia, Mexico, in 125 days under command of Captain Voß.
Sailed from Santa Rosalia to Newcastle, NSW, in 65 days.
Sailed from Newcastle, NSW, to Iquique in 54 days.
Sailed from Iquique to Newcastle, NSW, in 76 days.
Sailed from Newcastle, NSW, to Valparaiso, Chile, in 42 days.
Sailed from Tocopilla to Lizard in 113 days.
1911 April 21
Left Cardiff for Valparaiso with a cargo of 5019 tons of coal.
1911 July 9
Was wrecked at the Le Marie Straits. Furrer has August 27.
1911 July 26
The wreck was noticed by the four-mast barque Isebek of Hamburg which took onboard nine of the stranded crew.
1911 July 31
The full-rigged ship Alice of Bremen arrives to the scene.
1911 September 7
The Argentiner steamer Primo de Mayo which had been sent from Buenos Aires to the place of the wreck after a telegram had been sent by Isebek from Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, picked up the last twelve survivors.


Updated 1995-12-18 by Lars Bruzelius.

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