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Date of launch 1908
Place of launch Bremerhaven
Type 4-masted steel barque
GRT 2738
NRT 2074
DWT 3650
Length 87.3 m (286.6 ft)
Beam 13.6 m (44.7 ft)
Draft 7.6 m (24.8 ft)

Later names: Admiral Karpfanger (1937)

  • 1908 
    Built of steel by R.C. Rickmers, Bremerhaven for Soc. Anon. Maritime de Belge S.A., Antwerp, to be used as a schoolship. She was given the nameL'Avenir and was rigged as a four-masted barque carrying royals over double topgallant sails.
  • 1932 
    Sold to Gustaf Erikson, Mariehamn and put on the Australian wheat trade. She was Erikson's only vessel that had a certificate for carrying passengers; she could take 60 passengers and sometimes made summer cruises in the Baltic.
  • 1937 
    Sold to Norddeutscher Lloyd to be used as a cargo-carrying schoolship. She was renamed the Admiral Karpfanger and continued to go on the Australian wheat trade.
  • March 1938 
    Lost in the vicinity of Cape Horn on her first homeward voyage from Australia for her new owner. She was in radio contact with her owners on March 1st, 4th, 9th, 10th and 12th, thereafter never heard of again.

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