A steel full-rigged ship built in 1894 by Charles Connell & Co., Glasgow.
Dimensions: 270'7"×39'0"×22'5" and tonnage: 1829 GRT, ____ NRT and ____ tons under deck.
Rigged with a main skylsail and royal sails over single topgallant and double topsails.
Sistership to the same owner's ships Volga (1891), Arno (1893), Ems (1893), and Forth (1894).
- Launched at the shipyard of Charles Connell, Glasgow, for James Nourse, London. Assigned the official British Reg. No. ____ and signal ____. Employed in the Calcutta coolie trade.
- Sold to the White Star Line (Oceanic Steam Navigation Co.,) and was registered at Bridgetown, Barbadoes. Used as a sailing cadet training ship in the Australian wheat and wool trades.
The main skysail was removed.
- Registered in Liverpool.
- Sold to Transatlantic Motor Ship Co. (Chr. Hannevig, Horten), Kristiania, Norway, and was renamed Transatlantic.
- Captain C. Johannesen, Fredrikstad.
- 1916 April
- Sold to Sold to Kristiania Skoleskipsinstitution, Kristiania, and was planned to be rebuilt as a sail-training ship and to be renamed Christian Radich.
- 1917 April
- Sold to Christianssands Shipping Co., Kristiansand.
- Captain Nielsen.
- Renamed Dvergsø.
- Captain Chr. Olsen.
- Sold to Otra Skibs Aktieselskab (Lars Jørgensen). [Norske Seilskuter has 1920.]
- Captain E.A. Olsen.
- Sold to Selviks Skibsrederi Aktieselskap (Lars Jørgensen), Selvik. [Norske Seilskuter has 1922.]
- Sold to British shipbreakers.
- Square-rigged ships, general references.
- McManus, B.S.: The Mersey - the White Star Line's Training Ship.
Sea Breezes Vol. 71 (1997), pp 441-445, ill.
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