Earl Dalhousie

A wooden full-rigged ship built in 1862 by Alexander Stephen & Sons, Dundee. Dimensions 191'5"×34'8"×22'0" and tonnage 1047 GRT, 1047 NRT, and 932 tons under deck.
1862 September
Launched at the shipyard of Alexander Stephen & Sons, Dundee, for their own account. Assigned the British signal letters QFSD.
Commanded by Captain J. Campbell [LR 1865-66].
Commanded by Captain J. Campbell [LR 1870-71].
Commanded by Captain J. Campbell [LR 1872-73].
Converted to a barque in conjunction with the twelve year survey. Command of the ship was given to Captain David Jarvis.
1874 November
Sailed from Plymouth with emigrants for Port Adelaide where she arrived after 84 days.
Sailed from Great Britain to Brisbane in 82 days.
Sailed from Brisbane to Rouen.
Captain John Jarvis replaced his father as master of the ship.
Sailed from London to Brisbane in 84 days.
Sailed from Newcastle, NSW, to San Francisco in 70 days.
Sailed from San Francisco in 114 days.
Sailed from London to Honolulu [120 days from Ponta Delgada, Azores].
Sailed from Honolulu to San Francisco in 18 days.
Sailed from San Francisco to London with a cargo of grain at 50 shilling/ton. The cargo shifted in a severe storm in the North Atlantic. When she had been pumped dry and the cargo trimmed she was able to continue to Falmouth.
Sold to J.D. Bischoff, Bremen-Vegesack, for £ 2851 and was renamed Meta Seeger.
Wrecked at the Tierra Fuego and was abandoned by the crew.

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