Wilhelm Tell

A four-masted steel barque built in 1891 by Ramage & Ferguson, Leith. Dimensions: 98,45×14,37×7,67 meters [323'0"×47'2"×25'2"] and tonnage: 3107 GRT and 2932 NRT.

Rigged with royal sails over double top and topgallant sails.

1891 December
Launched at the shipyard of Ramage & Ferguson, Leith, for Ehrensperger, Eckstein & Mead, Liverpool. Captain W.A. Flinn.
Dis-masted on the maiden voyage from Leith to Cardiff due to a shortage of ballast.
Sold to G.J.H. Siemers, Hamburg, and was renamed Edmund. Captain D. Gerdau.
Interned at Iquique during the war.
Assigned to France as war damage compensation. Transferred to S.A. Les Voilers Dunkerque, Dunkerque, and was renamed Faulconnier. Laid up.
Sold to be broken up.


Updated 1997-03-14 by Lars Bruzelius.

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