An iron full-rigged ship built in 1874 by R. Duncan & Co., Port Glasgow.
Dimensions: 235'0"×37'0"×21'8" and tonnage: 1332 GRT, 1264 NRT, 1194 tons under deck and 2300 DWT.
- 1874 December
- Launched at the shipyard of R. Duncan & Co., Port Glasgow, for T.O. Hunter & Co., Greenock. Assigned the official British Registration No. 72377 and signal NRKB.
- LR 1879-80: Master: Captain D. Phillips.
- Captain W. Dornen.
- LR 1889-90: Owner: Caitloch SC (T.O. Hunter & Co.), Greenock.
- 1891 February 10
- Drifted with the strong tide while discharging nitrate in Hamburg and collided with the barque Dunnerale. The Caithloch subsequently capsized when the tide went out and sank.
- Sold to Carl August Banck, Helsingborg, for £5500 and was repaired. Assigned the Swedish signal HVRJ but was never registered.
Captain Nils Th. Pyk, Helsingborg.
- Collided with a coaster on voyage from Falmouth to Greenock and received considerable hull damage but was able to return to Falmouth.
- 1895 February 11
- Left Falmouth for Greenock under tow by the steam tug Flying Eagle.
- 1895 February 13
- Both the tug and the Caitloch stranded at the Southern tip of the Arran Island and were wrecked. The wreck of the Caitloch was subsequently sold at auction for £ 170.
- Square-rigged ships, general references.
- Svenska järn- och stålseglare.
Båtologen Årg. 29-31 (1991-93).
Updated 1997-04-16 by
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Copyright © 1997 Lars Bruzelius.