An iron full-rigged ship built in 1882 by R. Williamson & Son as their first iron ship at their new yard in Workington at £ 12 15s per ton or a total of £ 22.400.
Dimensions 81,28×11,93×7,20 meters [266'5"×39'1"×23'6"] and 1842 GRT, 1800 NRT and 1720 tons under deck.
- 1882 January
- Launched at the shipyard of R. Williamson & Son, Workington, for Sailing Ship Grassendale Co. Ltd. (R.W. Leyland & Co.), Liverpool.
Assigned the official British Reg. No. _____ and signal ____.
- 1884 May 17
- Left New York for Shanghai with a cargo of 72.500 cases of petroleum under command of Captain Richardson who in addition to a crew of 29 also had his wife and children onboard.
- 1884 August 30
- Last spoken to off Rio de Janeiro.
- 1884 October
- Cases of petroleum with the same hallmark as those of Grassendale's cargo were found floating near the Straits of Sunda.
- 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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