A three-masted full-rigged iron ship built in 1888 at the Shipbuilding Company,
Her measurements are 71,10×11,40×5,60 meters [243'1"×37'5"×21'5"] and with a tonnage of 1425 GRT,
1380 NRT and 1316 tons under deck.
- 1888 March
- Launched at the shipyard of the Whitehaven Shipbuilding Company, Whitehaven, for the Dubliner shipping line of Charles E. Martin & Co. on the
- In command of Captain John O'Neill.
- 1888 March 31 - May 17
- Sailed from Whitehaven to Portland, OR, in 130 days.
- 1888 September 19 - January 14
- Sailed from Astoria to Liverpool in 117 days.
- 1889 February 22 - May 17
- Sailed from Liverpool to Sydney in 84 days.
- 1905 November 12 - January 31
- Sailed from London to Freemantle in 80 days.
- Sold to Leif Gundersen, Porsgrund, Norway, for £ 3625. Captain L.O. Hamre was given command of the new ship.
- Sold to Emil Knudsen, Lillesand.
- 1915 August 15
- Sold to the Swedish shipping line Rederiaktiebolaget
Transatlantik, Gothenburg, for £ 7500 and was renamed G.D. Kennedy. She was now converted into a freight carrying training ship mainly sailing on the
Scandinavian - Australian trade.
Assigned the Official Swedish Reg. No. 5734 and signal JVKL.
- The Swedish Royal Navy bought the ship in 1923 for use as a
sail training ship and renamed her the af Chapman after the famous 18th century naval architect Fredrik Henrik af
- Taken out of active service.
- Since 1949 the af Chapman is owned by the City of
Stockholm and serving as a youth
hostel run by the Swedish Tourist Association.
Image: Moored at
- Square-rigged ships, general references.
- Davidsson, Jan: af Chapman, ex Dunboyne, ex G.D.
Triangeln & STF, Göteborg & Stockholm, 1983. A4, 191 pp, ill.
- Davidsson, Jan: af Chapman, skeppets tillkomst och ungdom.
Svensk Sjöfarts Tidning Årg. 79 (1983). pp 17-23, ill.
- Davidsson, Jan: Fullriggaren af Chapman: Världshavens
okrönta drottning - världends vackraste vandrarhem.
Sveriges Flotta årg. 79, Stockholm, 1983. pp 11:16-18, ill.
- Hammarskär, Karl-Erik: af Chapman 100 år.
Länspumpen årg. 17, Göteborg, 1988. p 4:3, ill.
- Rumenius, John: Skeppsgossekåren ett 300-årsminne.
Longitude 20, Stockholm, 1984. p 95.
Updated 1997-12-30 by
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Copyright © 1996 Lars Bruzelius.