Regina Elena

A four-masted steel barque built in 1903 by Società Esercizio Baccini, Genoa. Dimensions: 293'4"×41'8"×23'7, tonnage: 2318 GRT and 2177 NRT.

Rigged with royal sails over double top and topgallant sails.

1903 July
Launched at the shipyard of Società Esercizio Baccini, Genoa, for Cav. Milesi, P., Genova.
Sold to A. fu P. Milesi, Genova.
1911 February 24
Sold to F. Laeisz, Hamburg, and was renamed Ponape.
1914 September 20
Arrested by the British battleship HMS Majestic and brought to Falmouth. Confiscated by the Admiralty and put under the management of James Bell, Hull.
Was renamed Bellhouse.
1915 May
Sold to A/S Bellhouse (Alf Monsen), Tønsberg, Norway.
Sold to Hugo Lundquist, Mariehamn, Åland and was renamed Ponape.
Sold to Gustav Erikson, Mariehamn.
1936 September
Sold to Libau, Latvia, to be broken up.
The figurehead is preserved at the Ålands Sjöfartsmuseum.


Updated 1998-07-20 by Lars Bruzelius.

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