Robert Rickmers

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 NRT. 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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