A four-masted iron barque built in 1888 by Russell & Co., Greenock.
Dimensions 85,08×12,80×7,41 meters [279'3"×42'0"×24'4"] and tonnage 2262 GRT and 211
Rigged with royal sails over double top and topgallant sails.
- 1888 August
- Launched at the shipyard of Russell & Co., Greenock, for Rickmers Reismühlen, Rhederei und Schiffbau AG, Bremerhaven.
Captain H. Bruhn was in command of the vessel during her entire lifetime.
- 1904 June 17
- Left Philadelphia, PA, for Hiago, Japan, with a
cargo of case oil.
- 1904 October 8
- Missing after having being spoken to by the
four-masted barque Alcides while passing the Lombock straits. The Robert Rickmers most certainly was lost in the typhoon which followed and which completely dis-masted the Alcides.
Updated 1997-01-24 by Lars Bruzelius.
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