Date of launch 1882
Place of launch Belfast
Type 4-masted iron barque
GRT 2518
NRT 2461
Length 93.9 m (308.1 ft)
Beam 12.8 m (42.0 ft)
Draft 7.7 m (25.3 ft)

Later names: California (1901)

  • 1882 
    Built of iron by Harland & Wolff, Belfast for Samuel Lawther & Harvey, Belfast. She was rigged as a four-masted barque carrying royals over double topgallant sails.
  • 1901 
    Sold to Johan Edgar, Liverpool and renamed California.
  • March 1911 
    Sold to Robert Mattsson, Mariehamn. She was then the largest sailing vessel in Finland.
  • 14 January 1913 
    Left South Shields under tow bound for Rotterdam. A sudden south easterly gale arose, and when attempting to turn back to the harbour tha hawser broke and the California drifted on to the rocks of St. Mary Island. Eight men were washed overboard and lost their lives.

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