A four-masted steel barque built in 1892 by Barclay, Curle & Co., Glasgow. Dimensions: 90,22×13,86×7,79 meters [296'0"×45'6"×25'7"] and tonnage: 2655 GRT and 2500 NRT.

Rigged in jubilee fashion, i.e. with nothing above double top and topgallant sails.

Sistership to the same owner's fourmasted barque Celticburn (1892).

1892 February
Launched at the shipyard of Barclay, Curle & Co., Glasgow, for R. Shankland & Co., Greenock. Captain William Howard-Rae. Originally used in the Indian jute trade.
1896 September 12
Raced the fourmasted barque Carradale from San Francisco to Hull. During the race the Carradale was spoken at:
Date Latitude Longitude
November 30 52°45'S 56°26'W
December 14 30°30'S 27°03'W
January 20 43°51'S 24°38'W
January 24 48°32'S 21°35'W In company with the Ditton.
Sailed from Capetown to Portland, OR, in 72 days.
Sold to Ant. Dom. Bordes et fils, Dunkerque, and was renamed Alexandre. Captain A. Bredeka.
1917 June 6
Left La Pallice in ballast for Taltal under command of Captain Lebreton.
1917 August 1
Sunk by the German submarine U 155 at 33°33' N, 23°15' W. The crew was able to reach La Palma, Canary Islands, some 400 miles away.
The Springburn has also been credited with the following voyages:
From To Days
London San Francisco 103
San Francisco Queenstown 98
Cardiff Cape Town 37 17 days to the Equator.
Newcastle, NSW San Francisco 42

Updated 1997-05-14 by Lars Bruzelius.

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