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Date of launch 1895
Place of launch Geestemünde
Type 5-masted steel barque
GRT 4026
NRT 3854
DWT 6000
Length 111.7 m (366.3 ft)
Beam 15.1 m (49.7 ft)
Draft 7.7 m (25.3 ft)


Later names: Flora (1920)

  • 1895 
    Built of steel by Joh C Tecklenborg, Geestemünde for Reederei F. Laeisz, Hamburg. She was Laeisz' first and only five-masted barque, and carried royals over double topgallant sails. She sailed on the South American nitrate trade until the outbreak of World War I, and proved herself very profitable for Laeisz, being able to take 6000 tons of cargo.
  • 1918 
    Sold to Bremen.
  • 1920 
    Handed over to the French as war compensation. Soon thereafter sold to Soffia Gonzales & Co., Valparaiso and renamed the Flora.
  • 1925 
    Sunk after her cargo of coal had caught fire and the crew had abandoned the ship.

.The wreck lies near the position 45°15′S 66°15′WCoordinates45°15′S 66°15′

Her five masts were named as follows:

  • fore mast, main mast, middle mast, mizzen mast (also: after mast or "Laeisz" mast), spanker mast
  • fore mast, main mast, mizzen mast, jigger mast, spanker mast (same naming with five-masted schooners and barquentines)

In German:

  • Fockmast, Großmast, Mittelmast, Kreuzmast und Besanma

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