Richard Wagner

A four-masted iron ship built in 1886 by J.C. Tecklenborg, Geestemünde, as yard no. 58. Dimensions: 84,12×12,49×7,23 meters [276'0"×41'0"×23'9"] and tonnage 2094 GRT and 2006 NRT. Rigged with royal sails above double top and single topgallant sails.

1886 April
Launched at the shipyard of J.C. Teckelnborg, Geestemünde, for their own account. Assigned the Official German signal RHPL
1889 July 26
Sold to B. Wencke Söhne, Hamburg, and renamed Hera.
In command of Captain O. Romberg.
In command of Captain J. Külsen.
In command of Captain W. Wiese.
1906 January 1
Sold to Rhederei AG von 1896, Hamburg.
In command of Captain W. Fleth.
In command of Captain R. Hoffmann.
In command of Captain J. Lorenz.
1914 January 31
Stranded at Gull Rock, Portloe, two miles from Falmouth 91 days out on voyage from Pisagua to Falmouth f.o. with a cargo of nitrate worth £ 30.000. Twelve of the crew of 24 died at the stranding.
The wreck and cargo was later blown up as it was a pontential danger to shipping.


Updated 1999-01-01 by Lars Bruzelius.

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