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Parma

The Arrow in full splendor

Another 4 masted barque, later called Parma.

DescriptionEdit

She was 302 feet long at the keel. 4 masted, square rigged on 3 masts and gaff rigged on the jigger mast. 

LifeEdit

  • 1902 
    Built of steel by A. Rodger & Co., Port Glasgow for Anglo American Oil Co., London. She was given the name Arrow and was rigged as a four-masted barque carrying royals over double topgallant sails.
  • 1912 
    Sold to Reederei F. Laeisz, Hamburg, renamed the Parma and put on the South American nitrate trade.
  • 1920 
    Handed over to the British government as war compensation.
  • 1921 
    Bought back by Laeisz and put back on the nitrate trade.
  • 1931 
    Sold to a consortium in Mariehamn, with the legendary Captain Ruben de Cloux and the author Alan Villiers as the primary partners. She was then the biggest sailing vessel in Finland until Gustaf Erikson bought the Moshulu.
  • 1933 
    The Parma made the fastest voyage on the wheat trade ever: Port Victoria - Falmouth in 83 days.
  • 1936 
    Sold and used as a hulk.
  • 1938 
    Broken up.

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