An iron full-rigged ship built in 1874 by Brown & Simpson, Dundee, as Yard No.
Dimensions 61,46×9,79×6,47 meters
[201'5"×32'1"×21'2"] and 953 GRT, 918 NRT and ____ tons under
Equipped with Napier's patent windlass and Low and Duff's patent pumps.
- 1874 August 27
- Launched at the shipyard of Brown & Simpson, Dundee, for Killick, Martin, Ritche
Assigned the official British Reg. No. _____ and signal ____.
Launch of A New Ship.
Yesterday afternoon a finely modelled ship named Maju was launched from
the yard of Messrs Brown & Simpson. The Maju is 1000 tons register, and
is ranked in the highest class at Lloyd's. She has been built for Messrs
Killick Martin & Co., shipowners of London, and is intended for the China
trade. She is to be commanded by Captain John Smith, late of the China
clippers Min & Lahloo.
The christening ceremony was successfully performed by Mss Margaret Ann
Smith, the captain's eldest daughter, and the ship took the water amid the
cheers of a very large number of spectators.
[Contemporary newspaper report]
- 1874 October 16
- Sailed from Dundee on her maiden voyage bound for Rangoon with a cargo of coal.
- 1874 October 21
- Wrecked near Barvas, Hebries, in a gale.
- Square-rigged ships, general references.
- MacGregor, David R.: The China Bird. The History of Captain Killick, and the Firm he Founded: Killick Martin & Company.
Conway Maritime Press, London, 1986 (2nd rev.). 4to, 224 pp, ill.
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