A four-masted iron barque built in 1884 by W.H. Potter & Sons, Liverpool. Dimensions: 95,70×12,87×7,53 [314'0"×42'3"×24'9"] and tonnage: 2631 GRT and 2564 NRT. Rigged with royal sails over double top and topgallant sails. Sistership to the same owner's Reliance (1884).

1884 July
Launched at the shipyard of W.H. Potter & Sons, Liverpool, as Yard No. 119 for C.W. Corsar, Liverpool, but managed by W.T. Dixon & Sons, Liverpool. Captain J. Ward was given command of the ship.
Charles W. Corsar took over management of the ship. Captain T.S. Bailey.
Reduced to a barque.
1900 December 28
Stranded at Lavernock Point, Cardiff, but got off without any major damage.
1910 May
Sold to A/S Pegasus (Chr. Nielsen & Co. mgrs), Larvik, Norway.
1912 August 27
Grounded at Märket on voyage Sundsvall, Sweden, to Melbourne with a timber cargo. Got off the ground three days later with only the jigger mast standing and was subsequently towed to Reval where she was condemned and broken up.
The traditional Corsar figurehead, a winged horse, is preserved at the Sjöhistoriska Museet, Stockholm.

Updated 1997-04-26 by Lars Bruzelius.

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