A four-masted steel barque built in 1902 by A. McMillan & Son, Dumbarton.
Dimensions: 100,58×14,32×8,22 meters [330'0"×47'0"×27'0"] and tonnage: 3265 GRT and 3060 NRT.
Rigged with royal sails over double top and topgallant sails.
Sistership to the four-masted barque Alsterberg (1902).
- 1902 March 11
- Launched at the shipyard of A. McMillan & Son, Dumbarton, for B. Wencke Söhne, Hamburg. Assigned the German signal RMKQ.
The German measurements seem to have been 98,60×14,38×8,29 meters and 3265 GRT.
- Captain F. Wolters was appointed master of the ship.
- Sailed from Lizard to San Diego in 118 days.
- Sailed from Los Angeles to Caleta Buena in 57 days.
- Sailed from Caleta Buena to Lizard in 116 days.
- In command of Captain E. Peitsmeier.
- Sailed from Lizard to Los Angeles in 148 days.
- Sailed from Los Angeles to Iquique in 49 days.
- Sailed from Pisagua to Lizard in 109 days.
- In command of Captain J. Timme [Timmer?].
- Sailed from Lizard to Taltal in 98 days.
- Sailed from Tocopilla to the English Channel in 98 days.
- 1906 January 30
- Sold to Rhederei Akt. Gesellschaft von 1896, Hamburg.
- In command of Captain J. Timmer.
- Sailed from Lizard to Santos in 50 days.
- Sailed from Santos to Taltal in 57 days.
- Sailed from Taltal to Lizard in 108 days.
- Sailed from Iquique to Lizard in 125 days.
- Sailed from Lizard to Santos in 60 days.
- Sailed from Santos to Newcastle, NSW, in 79 days.
- Sailed from Newcastle, NSW, to Valparaiso in 46 days.
- Sailed from Caleta Buena to Lizard in 107 days.
- In command of Captain A. Permien.
- In command of Captain Peter Petersen (1863-1957) late of the four-masted barque Oceana.
- Sailed from Iquique to the English Channel in 127 days with a cargo od 5420 tons of nitrate.
- 1914 September 10
- Seized by the Royal Navy cruiser HMS Diana in the English Channel and sold to the Anglo American Oil Co., for £ 16.500 and was renamed Speedonia. Captain Walsh late of the Port Jackson was given command of the vessel. [Meyer has September 14].
- Rebuild as a motor tanker and was renamed Scala Shell.
Captain John Baxter was given command of the vessel.
- Broken up.
Updated 1997-05-10 by Lars Bruzelius.
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