A full-rigged iron ship built in 1884 by A. MacMillan & Son Ltd., Dumbarton, as Yard No. 258.
Dimensions: 275'0"×40'2"×23'7" and tonnage: 1970 GRT, 1890 NRT and 1805 tons under deck. Was one of the first sailing ships equipped with a steam donkey engine. Rigged with royal sails over double topgallant sails.
- 1884 October 20
- Launched at the shipyard of A. MacMillan & Son Ltd., Dumbarton, for Devitt & Moore, London. Assigned the official British Reg. No. 89640 and signal JRQB. Employed in the Australian wool trade.
- Captain J.R. Andrews was her first commander.
- 1884 December 24
- Sailed from Glasgow on her maiden voyage.
- 1886 November 6 - February 22
- Sailed from Sydney to London in 108 days.
- 1887 November 17 - February 20
- Sailed from Sydney to London in 95 days.
- 1888 October 10 - January 17
- Sailed from Sydney to London in 99 days.
- 1889 October 14 - January 2
- Sailed from Sydney to London in 80 days.
- Sailed from London to Melbourne in 69 days.
- Sailed from Sydney to London in 79 days.
- Sailed from London to Melbourne in 74 days.
- 1897 May
- Collided with a French trawler in the Channel and had to put into Plymouth for repairs.
- Captain Warren Smith.
- Sold to Chr. Nielsen & Co., Larvik, Norway.
- Captain A.H. Laresen.
- Captain C. Stensholt.
- Captain Th. Stensholt.
- Sold to Wegger & Øhre, Sandefjord.
- Severely damaged but repared.
- Captain F. Holst.
- Sold to Olaf Chr. Olsen, Arendal.
- Captain Carl Olsen.
- Sold to Carl Olsen, Arendal.
- Captain Olaf Chr. Olsen.
- Sold to American owners for $ 10.250 and was converted to a tow barge for coastal use.
- Broken up.
Also credited with the following passages:
|Sydney to Lizard Point ||77 days
|Sydney to Penzance ||74 days
- Square-rigged ships, general references.
- Course, A.G.: Painted Ports. The story of the ships of
Messrs Devitt and Moore.
Hollis & Carter, London, 1961. 8vo, x, 230 pp, 6 plates.
- Dressel, Don: The Derwent.
The Shipmodelers Association.
- Lubbock, Basil: The Colonial Clippers.
Brown, Ferguson & Son, Glasgow, 1948 (2nd).
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