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Date of launch 1890
Place of launch Liverpool
Type 4-masted steel barque
GRT -
NRT 2773
DWT -
Length -
Beam -
Draft -

Later names: Carl Rudgert Vinnen, Burrowa

  • 1890 
    Built in Liverpool.
  • 1917 
    Sunk by German submarine.
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A four-masted steel barque built in 1890 by W.H. Potter & Sons, Liverpool. Dimensions 94,02×13,76×7,64 meters [308'6"×45'2"×25'1"] and tonnage 2902 GRT and 2773 NRT. Rigged with royal sails above double top and topgallant sails.

  • 1890 September
    Launched at the shipyard of W.H. Potter & Sons, Liverpool, for Macvicar, Marshall & Co's Palace Line, Liverpool. Captain B.S. Forbes.
    1891 Oct 24 - Feb 27
    Sailed with a cargo of coal from Birkenhead to San Francisco in 126 days. Matched the American three-skysail-yard clipper ship R.D. Rice which left Birkenhead for San Francisco two days earlier.
    1897
    Captain John Woodward assumed command of the ship.
    1897
    Sailed from Liverpool to Calcutta in 95 days.
    1899
    Sailed from Barry to Port Pirie in 77 days.
    1905 November 28
    Sailed from Tacoma for Belfast.
    1905 December
    Captain Woodward was washed overboard and drowned. The first mate David Bailie assumed command.
    1906 January 20
    The third mate fell overboard West of Cape Horn but was recovered alive.
    1911
    Sold to E.C. Schramm & Co., Bremen, for £6150 and was renamed Carl Rudgert Vinnen.
    1913
    Sold to F.A. Vinnen & Co., Bremen.
    1914 August 4
    Confiscated by the British at Newcastle, NSW.
    1915
    Taken over by the British Admiralty, and was renamed Burrowa.
    1915 April 27
    Sunk by a German submarine some 60 miles West of the Scilly Islands.

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