Persian Monarch

A steel steam ship built in 1880 by A. McMillan & Son, Dumbarton. Dimensions: 106,88×13,0×8,44 meters [350'8"×42'8"×27'9"] and tonnage: 3428 GRT and 3288 NRT.

Re-built as a four-masted barque in 1894 and rigged with royal sails over double top and simple topgallant sails.

1880 September
Launched at the shipyard of A. McMillan & Son, Dumbarton, for Royal Exchange Shipping Co., London.
1894 May 2
Stranded in the neighborhood of New York. Re-floated and re-built as a four-masted barque at the Newport New Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Newport News, VA, for Flint & Co., New York, and was renamed May Flint. Captain E.P.D. Nickles.
Was rammed by the battleship USS Olympia in the San Francisco bay on voyage from Nanaimo to Pudget Sound and sank within minutes.

Updated 1997-02-21 by Lars Bruzelius.

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