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Date of launch 1891
Place of launch Workington
Type 4-masted steel barque
GRT 2469
NRT 2406
DWT 3900
Length 91.5 m (300.1 ft)
Beam 12.9 m (42.2 ft)
Draft 7.9 m (26.0 ft)

Later names: Hebe (1900), Contramaestre Duenas (1922)

  • 1891 
    Built of steel by R. Williamson & Son, Workington. She was rigged as a four-masted barque carrying royals over single topgallant sails.
  • May 1900 
    Bought by B. Wencke & Söhne, Hamburg, and renamed the Hebe. Mainly sailed on the South American nitrate trade.
  • 12 April 1901 
    In the South Atlantic with a cargo of coal for Valparaiso; sighted the French five-masted barque France that lied turned over on its side after her cargo of coal had shifted. The France's crew was taken aboard the Hebe and they arrived at Valparaiso on June 9th.
  • January 1906 
    All Wencke's vessel, Hebe among them, were taken over by ``Rhederei-Aktien-Gesellschaft von 1896,'' Hamburg, after Friedrich Wencke had died the year before.
  • 22 February 1906 
    Dismasted west of the English Channel in a storm. She was towed to Plymouth by the Danish steamer Niobe and repaired.
  • 6 August 1914 
    Arrived at Mollendo, Peru with a cargo of coal, and stayed there during the first World War.
  • 1918 
    Taken over by the Allies, but given to the Peruvian Government.
  • 1922 
    Used by the Peruvian Government as a stationary schoolship in Callao under the name Contramaestre Duenas.
  • 1929 
    Broken up.

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