A steel barque built in 1894 by Russell & Co., Greenock, as yard no. 368.
Dimensions: ___'_"×__'_"×__'_" and tonnage: .... GRT, .... NRT and .... tons under deck.
As late as 1930 the ship could still be seen in an unaltered state.
- Launched at the shipyard of Russell & Co., Greenock, for Ancon Ship Co. Lim. (McDonald, Adams & Co.), Greenock. Assigned the official British Reg. No. .... and signal .....
- Sold to R. Salvesen & Co., Tvedestrand, Norway.
- Sold to A/S Stjernen (H. Jacobsen & Co.), Sarpsborg, and was renamed Nordstjerne.
- 1920 February
- Sold to Rederi AB Taifun, Stockholm, and was renamed Taifun. Assigned the official Swedish Reg. No. 6341 and signal KCQT. The new measurements were 69,63×11,08×6,62 meters and 1501 GRT, 1338 NRT and 2375 DWT.
Captain Hjalmar Olsson, Simrishamn.
- 1920 August.
- Captain Lars Andersson.
- 1920 October 7
- Sailed from Ålborg with a cargo of chalk for Boston, MA, USA.
- 1920 December 7
- Arrived at St Geroge, Bermudas, with considerable rig damage.
- 1921 February 2
- The American steamer Coahoma City drifted across the bow of the Taifun and damaged the stem and the forecastle. The cost to repair was estimated to £ 22.000 to which should be added £ 2800;, the cost for unloading and docking. It was decided to declare the ship a "constructive total loss".
- Square-rigged ships, general references.
- Svenska järn- och stålseglare.
Båtologen Årg. 29-31 (1991-93).
- Lille, Sten & Grönstrand, Lars: Finlands djupvattenseglare.
Etelä-soumen kustannus oy, Lieto, 1979. 4to, 224 pp, ill.
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