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Category:Herzogin Cecilie (ship, 1902)

ShipEdit

  • Type: four masted steel barque
  • Design by:
  • Order date:
  • Built: Rickmers AG, Bremerhaven
  • Launch date:
  • Date of completion: 1902
  • Length: 102.7 m (336.9 ft)
  • Beam: 14.1 m (46.3 ft)
  • Draft: 7.4 m (24.2 ft)
  • GRT: 3242
  • NRT: 2786
  • DWT: 4350

HistoryEdit

  • 1902 Named: HERZOGIN CECILIE as a school ship for the North German Lloyd Line Flag: Germany
  • 1914 Interned in Chile by the Chilean Navy.
  • 1920 Returned to Bremen.
  • 1921 Allocated to France by the War Reparations Board. Flag: France
  • 1921 Sold to Gustaf Erikson, Mariehamn. Her first master was Captain Ruben de Cloux. She sailed on the Australian wheat trade. Flag: Finland
  • 25.01.1936 Struck the Hamstone and grounded at Bolt Head, Salcombe, South Devon, England, in thick fog and rough seas
  • 19.06.1936 floated clear of the Hamstone. Beached in Starhole Bay just at the entrance to the harbour.
  • 07.1936 In the July gales her masts tumbled down into the sea. Refloated and towed around to Starehole Bay. In the ensuing months all the fittings were stripped from the wreck, the beautiful figurehead sent to a museum in Finland, and the remains sold to a local scrap merchant for £225.