Trade Winds

A four-masted steel barque built in 1891 by Ramage & Ferguson, Leith. Dimensions: 96,08×13,71×7,62 meters [315'3"×45'0"×25'0"] and tonnage: 2859 GRT, 2732 NRT and 4400 DWT.

Rigged with royal sails over double top and topgallant sails.

1891 February
Launched at the shipyard of Ramage & Ferguson, Leith, and was delivered in April to G.N. Gardiner & Co., Liverpool. Captain Ritchie. Used in the Indian jute trade.
Sailed from Hamburg to Calcutta with a cargo of 3100 tons of salt in 107 days.
Sold to J. Joyce & Co., Liverpool.
Sold to D.H. Wätjen & Co., Bremen, and was renamed Magdalene. The new German measurements were 94,32×13,72×7,7 meters and 2809 GRT. Assigned the German signal QGGK. Captain E. Susewind.
1913 July 29
Sold to Rhederei Akt. Gesellschaft von 1896, Hamburg, and was renamed Ophelia. Captain H. Timm.
Interend at Caleta Coloso for the duration of the war.
Handed over to France as war damage compensation.
Sailed from Calaeta Buena to Brügge with a cargo of nitrate in 215 days.
Bought back to Germany.
Broken up at Kaiserwerft, Wilhelmshaven.

Updated 1997-02-16 by Lars Bruzelius.

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