An iron full-rigged ship built in 1869 by Robert Duncan & Co., Port Glasgow,
as Yard No. 32.
Dimensions 60,24×9,82×6,07 meters
[197'5"×32'2"×19'9"] and 901 GRT, 851 NRT and 799 tons under deck.
Rigged with royals over single topgallant and double topsails.
- 1869 March 13
- Launched at the shipyard of Robert Duncan & Co., Port Glasgow, for James Galbraiht and partners, Glasgow.
Assigned the official British Reg. No. 60412 and signal HSGR.
Employed in the New Zealand passenger trade.
- 1874 July 27
- Sold to Killick, Martin & Co., London.
- In command of Captain Evan Christian Lloud.
- 1874 - 1885
- In command of Captain James Lowe.
- 1878 August 1 - January 21
- Sailed from Foochow to London in 173 days with a cargo of tea. This was the only tea cargo carried.
- Carried about 1100 tons of sugar from Ilo Ilo, Panay, to Boston at £3 8s per ton.
- 1880 December 28 - April 12
- Sailed from Hong Kong to Le Havre in 105 days.
- 1881 July 1 - October 31
- Sailed from Cuxhaven to Hong Kong in 122 days or 111 days from Land's End.
- 1881 December 23 - April 6
- Sailed from Hong Kong to Le Havre in 104 days.
- 1882 June 14 - September 29
- Sailed from London to Hong Kong in 107 days.
- 1883 December 18 - May 23
- Sailed from Cardiff to Yokohama in 157 days. The log from this voyage is preserved at the Meteorological Office, Harrow [Log 6110].
- 1885 May 19
- Sold to E. Tobias, Brake, Germany, and was renamed Adele.
- Sold to J.G. Lübken, Elsfleth.
- Sold to Aktieselskabet Adele (E.M. Olsen), Tønsberg, Norway.
- Sold to McIlwraith McEacharn Ltd., Melbourne, for £ 2000 and converted into a coal hulk named Agnes Muir. The lower masts were left
- 1957 July
- Sold to a Melbourne shipbreaker and was broken up.
- Square-rigged ships, general references.
- MacGregor, David R.: The China Bird. The History of Captain Killick, and the Firm he Founded: Killick Martin & Company.
Conway Maritime Press, London, 1986 (2nd rev.). 4to, 224 pp, ill.
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