An iron full-rigged ship in 1883 by Oswald, Mordaunt & Co., Southampton, as Yard No. 202.
Dimensions 88,30×12,32×7,47 meters [289'5"×40'4"×24'5"] and 2211 GRT, 2160 NRT and 2058 tons under deck.
- 1883 November 22
- Launched at the shipyard of Oswald, Mordaunt & Co., Southampton, for Sailing Ship Cressington Co. Ltd. (R.W. Leyland & Co.), Liverpool.
Assigned the official British Reg. No. 87909 and signal JCDB.
- In command of Captain John Bromley.
- Sailed from Cardiff on her maiden voyage to San Francisco.
- 1884 January 12
- Collided with the Firdene while under tow from the Cardiff docks into the Bristol Channel by the tug Mount Ena. The Cressington drifted ashore at Penarth Head and was later salvaged by the Mount Ena with the assistance of two other tugs.
- Sailed from Newcastle, NSW, to San Francisco in 106 days.
- 1900 January
- Sold to Edmund & William Roberts, Liverpool, for £ 11.000.
- Sold to Repetto Bros, Genoa, for £ 9750.
- Sold to S.O. Stray, Kristiansand, Norway, for £ 5650 and was renamed Songvand.
- Sold for £ 21.000.
- 1917 June 4
- Sunk by a German submarine off the Scilly Islands on voyage from Cardiff to Santon.
- Square-rigged ships, general references.
- Walker, David: Champion of Sail. R.W. Leyland and his Shipping
Conway Maritime Press, London, 1986. 4to, 191 pp, ill.
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