A three-masted steel barque built in 1896 by Anderson Rodger & Co., Port Glasgow, for Sterling & Co., Glasgow.
Dimensions: 68,11×11,44×6,86 meters
and with a tonnage of 1613 GRT, 1490 NRT and 1515 tons under deck.
Presently (1994) berthed at Yorkhill Quay, Glasgow.
- 1896 December 3
- Launched at the shipyard of Anderson Rodgers, Port Glasgow, and delivered to Archibald Sterling & Co., Glasgow.
Assigned the official British Reg. No. 102574 and signal PMVL.
- 1896 December 13
- Sailed for Liverpool in ballast.
- 1898 March 25
- Sold to the Islamount Sailing Ship Co. (Robert Ferguson & Co), Dundee, and was renamed Islamount.
- Sold to Flint Castle Shipping Co. (R. Thomas & Co, managers), Liverpool.
- Operated by J. Stewart & Co., London, for the Shipping Controller.
- Sold to Societa Italiana di Navigazione "Stella d'Italia", Milan, who modernised her, renamed her Clarastella and registered her at Genoa. She was also fitted with two aux. diesel engines.
- 1922 March 29
- Acquired by the Spanish Navy to be used as a sail
training ship. Rebuilt at Cautieu Navale Triestino, Monfalcon (Triest) and renamed the Galathea.
- Became a training ship for non-commissioned officers and used for special training exercises.
- 1946 October
- Lost almost the entire rigging in a severe storm, but managed to put into Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
- 1960 (?)
- Laid up at El Ferrol del Caudillo.
- 1992 March 31
- Sold at auction to the Clyde Maritime Trust for ESP 8.000.000 to be turned into a museum ship in Glasgow.
- 1993 June 1-9
- Towed form Seville to Greenock.
- Square-rigged ships, general references.
- Brouwer, Norman J.: International Register of Historic Ships.
Anthony Nelson, Oswestry, 1985. 4to, 321 pp, ill.
- Hardie, Hamish G.: Some aspects of the restoration of the 3-masted barque Glenlee now being carried out in Glasgow by the Clyde Maritime Trust Ltd.
Third International Conference on the Technical Aspects of the Preservation of Historic Vessels, San Francisco, CA, 1997.
- Waters, Colin: The Glenlee Comes Home to Scotland.
Sea Breezes Vol. 68, Liverpool, 1994. pp 291-295, ill.
- Schäuffelen, Otmar: Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe.
Delius Klasing Verlag, Bielefeld, 1973. 8vo, 280 pp, ill.
Updated 1998-12-08 by Lars Bruzelius.
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