Category:Trafalgar (ship, 1877)

English: ‚Trafalgar‘ was a four-masted iron ship built in 1877 by C. Connell & Co., Glasgow. Dimensions: 82,72×11,95×7,11 meters [271'5"×39'3"×23'4"] and tonnage: 1765 GRT and 1696 NRT. Rigged with royal sails over double top and single topgallant sails. Reduced to barque rig round the turn of the century. The Trafalgar was finally lost on 11th November, 1904 near Pernambuco on a voyage from Sydney to Falmouth with a cargo of wheat, 50 miles south of Pernambuco, 20 miles South of Tamandare, Brazil [1].
  • Note: during a voyage from Batavia to Melbourne in December 1893 the master and all the officers died, presumably of Java fever. Command was taken over by the senior apprentice, William Shotton (18 years), who navigated the ship all the way from Batavia to Melbourne.

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