A four-masted steel barque built in 1897 by Laporte & Co., Rouen.
Dimensions: 98,14×13,83×7,36 meters [322'0"×45'5"×24'2"] and tonnage 3272 GRT and 2518 NRT.
Rigged with royal sails over double top and topgallant sails.
- 1897 March 20
- Launched at the shipyard of Laporte & Co., Rouen, for H. Prentout-Leblond & E. Boniface, Rouen. Captain
- Sailed from Philadelphia to France (Rouen or Dieppe) in 17
- Sold to H. Prentout-Leblond & E. Leroux, Rouen.
- 1903 November 25
- Saved the crew of the American schooner Ira
Bliss which was sinking 80 miles off Delaware.
- Sailed from Philadelphia to France (Rouen or Dieppe) in 14
- Equipped with two aux. six-cylinder M.A.N. oil engines
driving twin screws which could give her a speed of five knots. [Furrer has
- Sold to Leroux & Heizey, Rouen.
- 1917 January 26
- Was run into by the USS Sampson.
- Laid up at Rouen.
- Sold to A/S Sørlandske Lloyd (K.A. Thorbjørnsen),
Olso, and was de-rigged and re-built as a whale-oil tanker with the new name
- 1939 October 21
- On voyage from Constantza to Grangemouth she
struck a mine and sank 1½ mile off the Inner Dowsing lightship.
Updated 1997-01-29 by Lars Bruzelius.
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