A four-masted wooden ship built in 1874 by N.L. Thompson, Kennebunk, ME.
Dimensions: 76,32×12,87×9,31 meters [250'5"×42'3"×30'7"] and tonnage 2386 NRT. Rigged with skysails.
- 1874 October
- Launched at the shipyard of N.L. Thompson, Kennebunk, ME, for J. Henry Sears & Co., Boston, MA. Employed in the New York - San Francisco - Liverpool route.
- In command of Captain William Freeman late of the same owner's ship Mogul.
- 1883 June - 1886 March
- Laid up at San Francisco.
- The ¾ share owned by J.H. Sears & Co. was sold to William P. Ellison at the failure of the Sears company.
- 1886 March
- Captain Charles H. Sawyer late of the ship Charmer was given command of the Ocean King.
- 1887 April 27
- Left Nanaimo for San Pedro.
- 1887 May 8
- Sprung a leak in the North Pacific and had to be adandoned when the steam pump failed. The crew was taken off the sinking ship by the schooner Angel Dolly.
Updated 1997-07-14 by Lars Bruzelius.
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