A four-masted steel barque built in 1890 by Russell & Co., Port Glasgow. Dimensions: 85,13×12,71×7,41 meters [279'4"×41'9"×24'4"] and tonnage: 2276 GRT and 2190 NRT.

Rigged with royal sails over double top and single topgallant sails.

1890 March
Launched at the shipyard of Russell & Co., Port Glasgow, for Strathgryfe Ship Co., Greenock. Captain D. McRitchie.
Sold to D. McGillivray, Greenock.
Stranded at Wilsons Promontory, Australia, and remained there until she was salvaged the following year.
1905 June
Sailed from Newcastle, NSW, for Pisagua with a cargo of coal. Twelve days out she was hit by a squall which carried away the topgallant masts. The coal cargo shifted and she was in a dangerous position for several days until she could be righted again.
1910 July 30
Sold to H.H. Schmidt, Hamburg, for £3850 and was renamed Margaretha. Assigned the German signal RQLS. Captain H. Wendt.
Sailed from Dungeness to Australia in 82 days. The best 24-hour distance covered was 297 miles.
Captain H. Wendt.
Captain A. Heinrich.
Seized by the Portuguese Government at the Ponta Delgada, the Azores and was sold to Portuguese owners who renamed her Graciosa.
1918 August 24
On voyage from North Shields to Lobito Bay she was discovered and sunk with a torpedo by the German submarine U 90 in position 59°N, 5°W.

Updated 1997-02-22 by Lars Bruzelius.

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