Donna Francisca

Shipbuilder
1st April 2010, 14:13
Donna Francisca
British four-masted barque, 1892 to 1924.
2,277 Gross tons 277.5 feet long 42 feet wide.
Model 32'=1". Completed 1st April, 2010.
Bob

stein
1st April 2010, 16:38
Looks perfect, both the ship and the water.

She was tragically lost as Lemkenhafen while unloading in Cerro Azul in 1924, the need for ballast not being observed.

Shipbuilder
1st April 2010, 17:29
I didn't know it was lack of ballast that caused the loss. Rather tragic in view of the fact that she had water ballast tanks fitted and could be ballasted in less than 24 hours.
Bob

stein
22nd April 2011, 08:21
Could this photo be the same ship? http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=280102

Shipbuilder
22nd April 2011, 08:35
It could be, but not as DONNA FRANCISCA. DONNA FRANCISCA never had painted ports, but after she was sold to Germany and renamed HERBERT, the colour scheme was altered to painted ports. I am not sure whether that photograph is of a real ship or a model. It looks real enough, but the thing that makes me wonder is that the masts have a shadow behind them as if it were a model photographed close to a wall!
Bob

stein
22nd April 2011, 08:40
Must be a negative photographed a bit above what it was lying on? It was originally posted here as a negative, and a moderator turned it around.

Shipbuilder
22nd April 2011, 08:42
Here is the HERBERT, ex DONNA FRANCISCA. Looks the same as the gallery picture with 15 painted ports.
Bob

Shipbuilder
22nd April 2011, 08:43
That will explain it. I feel fairly sure it is the same ship.
Bob

stein
22nd April 2011, 08:45
Thanks for the picture, I'll consider the ship as identified.

jerome morris
23rd April 2011, 15:46
Very beautiful ship Bob.

Shipbuilder
23rd April 2011, 17:57
Yes, I thought so as well. Nice name too. The stump t'gallant rig was considered quite ugly by many as there were no royals on top, but under full sail, they looked quite beautiful nevertheless.
Bob

jerome morris
25th April 2011, 01:13
How true!

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