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
- 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
- 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.
- Four- and five masted ships, general references.
- Furrer, Hans Jörg: Die Vier- und Fünfmast-Rahsegler der
Koehler, Herford, 1984. 4to, 248 pp, ill.
- Kresse, W.: Hamburger Seeschiffe 1889-1914.
Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte, Hamburg, 1974. 8vo, (8), 353 pp.
- Meyer, Jürgen: Hamburgs Segelschiffe 1795-1945.
Heinemann, Norderstedt, 1974. 4to, 296 pp, ill.
Updated 1995-12-18 by Lars Bruzelius.
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