A four-masted iron ship built in 1884 by C. Connell & Co., Glasgow.
Dimensions: 89,17×12,80×7,21 meters [292'7"×42'0"×23'8"] and tonnage 2046 GRT and 1982 NRT.
Rigged with royal sails over double top and topgallant sails. The fore and
main masts orginally had skysails.
- 1884 September
- Launched at the shipyard of C. Connell & Co., Glasgow, A. Mackay & Co., Glasgow. The first master was Captain R. Ramsey.
- 1884 November 13 - March 4
- Sailed from Clyde to Calcutta in 111 days.
- 1886 September 23 - January 18
- Sailed from San Francisco to Queenstown in 117 days.
- Captain Frank R. Whitson took over command.
- 1894 July - September 24
- Sailed from Fredrikstad to Melbourne
in 81 days. 76 days from Dunnet Head.
- 1895 July 4
- Sailed from Fredrikstad to Melbourne with a cargo of boards and paper.
- 1896 January 1 - January 30
- Sailed from Newcastle, NSW, to Valparaiso in 29½ days. This was the new record for the passage, the previous was 32 days and was held by a steamer.
The four-masted barque Loch Torridon which had sailed from Newcastle, NSW, on the same date as the Wendur arrived six hours later.
- Captain W.R. Nicoll.
- Captain E.R. Kendrick.
- Reduced to barque rig. The skysails were removed at the
- Captain W. Thomas.
- 1912 March 9
- Arrived at Plymouth with a cargo of wheat from
Melbourne and was ordered to continue to Swansea.
- 1912 March 12
- Wrecked on the Seven Stones, Scilly Islands, on
voyage from Plymouth to Swansea.
Captain G.H. Blackstock and seventeen men of the crew were picked up and saved
by a Lowestoft steam drifter, while the steward and two men were lost.
Updated 1997-01-25 by Lars Bruzelius.
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