A four-masted barque built of steel in 1903 by J. Reid & Co., Port Glasgow,
Her dimensions are 94,67×13,2×7,47 meters [302'0×43'2×24'7] and with a tonnage of 2376 GRT and 2144 NRT.
Rigged in jubilee fashion, i.e. with nothing above double top- and top-gallant sails.
Presently serving as a museum ship in Mariehamn.
- 1903 February 24
- Launched at the shipyard of J. Reid & Co.,
Port Glasgow, for
B. Wencke Söhne, Hamburg. Assigned the German identification signal RNCK. Her first master was Captain J. Hansen.
- Captain P. Petersen.
- 1905 February 8 — April 28
- Sailed from Port Talbot to Tocopilla with a cargo of coal in 79 days.
- 1905 July 5 — October 21
- Sailed from Tocopilla to Hamburg with
a cargo of nitrate in 103 days.
- 1905 December 3 — April 8
- Sailed from Hamburg to San Pedro in 118 days.
- 1906 January 30
- Sold to
Rhederei Akt. Gesellschaft von 1896, Hamburg.
- 1906 May 2 — June 14
- Sailed from San Pedro to Tocopilla in ballast in 44 days.
- 1906 July 15 — November 6
- Sailed from Tocopilla to Rotterdam.
- 1906 November 27
- Sold to
F. Laeisz, Hamburg, and renamed Pommern.
- 1907 — 1912
- The first master for the new owner's was Captain M. Allwardt.
- 1910 June 19 — September 6
- Sailed from Hamburg to Valparaiso.
- 1910 November — Januari 21
- Sailed from Tocopilla to Lizard in 77 days.
- 1911 Januari 26
- Collided with the four-masted barque
Engelhorn off Helgoland and was towed into Hamburg for repairs.
- Captain J. Frömcke.
- 1914 February 2
- The first mate Hans Iversen Ravn relieved
Captain Frömcke of his command when the latter became insane.
- 1914 April 16 — July 3
- Sailed from Antwerpen to Valparaiso in 79 days.
- Laid up in Valparaiso during WWI.
- 1920 October 9 — March 1
- Sailed with nitrate from Valparaiso to
Delfzijl under Captain Ravn.
- Handed over as war damage compensation to the Greek Government after the war and was subsequently laid up in Delfzijl.
- 1923 May 23
- Sold to
Gustaf Erikson, Mariehamn, Åland, for £ 3750 and was put on the Australia-Europe wheat trade.
- 1923-1924 June
- Captain Valfrid Gustafsson.
- 1924 June - 1927 May
- Captain Edvard Johnsson, Eckerö.
- 1927 May - 1933
- Captain Carl Granith, Sund.
- 1928 April 29 -
- Sailed with a cargo of 3257 tons of salt from Liverpool to Granville.
- 1928 August 14
- Arrived to Sydney.
- 1928 December 15 - April 17
- Sailed from Sydney with a cargo of wheat to Queenstown for orders in 122 days.
- 1929 July 25 - October 20
- Sailed with a cargo of 1057 standards of deals from Larvik, Norway, to Melbourne in 87 days.
- 1930 February 5 - May 22
- Sailed with a cargo of wheat from Wallaroo to Falmouth for orders in 104 days.
- 1932 October 2 - December 23
- Sailed in ballast from Mariehamn to Port Victoria in 75 days from Copenhagen.
- 1933 February 11 - May 20
- Sailed with a cargo of wheat from Port Victoria to Falmouth in 97 days.
- 1933 September - 1939
- Captain Karl Broman.
- 1938 January 30 - July 26
- Sailed with a cargo of 48.872 sacks of wheat at 41/6 per ton from Port Germain to Falmouth for orders in 118 days.
- 1938 September 24 - December 11
- Sailed with 1000 tons of ballast from Belfast to Port Victoria in 78 days.
- 1939 March 20 - July 15
- Sailed from Port Victoria via the Cape of Good Hope to Falmouth for orders in 117 days. The four-masted barque Olivebank which left Port Victoria on the same day arrived to Falmouth two days after Pommern.
- 1839 August 11 - 21
- Sailed with 850 tons of ballast from Hull to Mariehamn in ten days.
- Laid up in Mariehamn during the war.
- 1944 July 9
- Towed from Mariehamn to Stockholm, Sweden, to be used as a grain storage.
- Towed to Åbo/Turku, Finland, with a cargo of grain and
subsequently towed to Mariehamn after the cargo had been discharged at
- Presented by the Erikson family to the City of Mariehamn and
made into a museum.
- 1968 March
- Sprung a leak and had to be towed to Åbo to be
drydocked and repaired at Wärtsilä.
- 1975 June
- Exhibited in Stockholm and afterwards drydocked at the Finnboda Varv.
- Drydocked in Stockholm.
- Drydocked at the Beckholmens Varv, Stockholm.
- Four- and five masted ships, general references.
- Clayson, Ernest R.: A Round Voyage in the s.v Pommern.
Sea Breezes Vol. XVIII (1934), pp 101-105, ill.
- Jansen, Thorwald: Jungman Jansen går till sjöss.
Särtryck ur Salén-Nytt 1981:6-1982:5/6, Stockholm, 1983. ?? pp.
- Svensson, Björn O.: Pommern, Mariehamn. Från lastdragare
Söderström & C:o Förlags AB, Borgå, 1984. 8vo, 193 pp, ill.
Updated 1999-10-11 by Lars Bruzelius.
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