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Category:Norma (ship, 1893)


  • Type: four-masted steel barque
  • Design by:
  • Order date:
  • Built by: Barclay, Curle & Co., Glasgow
  • Yard No:
  • Keel laid:
  • Launch date: 05.1893
  • Date of completion: 1893
  • Length over all: 84,73 m
  • LPP: m
  • Beam: 12,54 m
  • Draught: 7,33 m
  • GRT: 2122
  • DWT:
  • NET: 1999
  • Sail area: Rigged in jubilee fashion, i.e. with nothing above double top and topgallant sails.
  • Main engine:
  • Speed: kn


  • 1893 Named: NORMA for M.J. Begg, Cardiff. The first master was Captain D. McDonnell who previously had commanded the County of Antrim and the fourmasted barque Moreton in the Colonial trade.
  • 1893 Maiden voyage to Rio de Janeiro with a cargo of 3500 tons of coal. While the coal cargo was being discharged a revolution took place and Captain McDonnell had to take the ship in ballast to Melbourne.
  • 1903 Tried to sail into the harbour of Newcastle, NSW, during a severe storm without the assistance of a tug, but had to anchor with two anchors when she could not weather the reefs at the entrance. None of the local tugs could tow her away from the dangerous position and she had to wait until the coast's most powerful tug arrived from Sydney.
  • 20.04.1907 Was run into and sunk by Crawford & Rowat's fullrigged ship Ardencraig at the Semaphore anchorage, Adelaide.

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