Date of launch 1905
Place of launch Bremerhaven
Type 3-masted steel barque
GRT 2039
NRT 1880
DWT 3300
Length 81.5 m (267.4 ft)
Beam 12.2 m (40.0 ft)
Draft 7.6 m (24.8 ft)

Later names: Penang (1911)

  • 1905 
    Built of steel by Rickmers Reismühlen, Rhederei und Shiffbau AG, Bremerhaven for their own use. She was rigged as a three-masted barque carrying royals over double topgallant sails.
  • 1911 
    Sold to Reederei F. Laeisz, Hamburg who renamed her Penang and put her on the South American nitrate trade.
  • 1920 
    Sold to John Nurminen, Raumo, Finland.
  • October 1923 
    Sold to Gustaf Erikson, Mariehamn and put on the Australian wheat trade.
  • 1941 
    Reported as `missing' and was supposed to have been lost somewhere around Cape Horn. In 1971, however, it became clear that she had been sunk by the German submarine U-140, commanded by first lieutenant Hinsch, without any warning. It is said that Hinsch was on his way to the Cape Horn congress in Mariehamn in 1976, but didn't go after someone had pointed out to him that he'd be lynched if he turned up.

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