Barque "Dee"

Keith Adkins
13th February 2012, 10:59
I am looking for any information on the above vessel, it has fairly strong connections to my family history. I know that she was in London October 1893 and circumnavigated the globe arriving back in the UK in September 1894. I have been told that she was sunk by a German raider in World War 1 in the Indian Ocean.
A photograph or picture would be great, but any information would be appreciated
Thanks
Keith

Wribbenhall
13th February 2012, 14:14
I am looking for any information on the above vessel, it has fairly strong connections to my family history. I know that she was in London October 1893 and circumnavigated the globe arriving back in the UK in September 1894. I have been told that she was sunk by a German raider in World War 1 in the Indian Ocean.
A photograph or picture would be great, but any information would be appreciated
Thanks
Keith

Maybe?........ Here (http://www.clydesite.co.uk/clydebuilt/viewship.asp?id=17530)

(Cape Leeuwin is the extreme SW point of Australia.)

Keith Adkins
14th February 2012, 10:41
Now that was a quick response, I have been looking all over for a photograph of her!
You don't know who owned her by any chance?
Thanks

stein
14th February 2012, 11:28
Another picture with some information: http://images.slsa.sa.gov.au/edwardes/07/PRG1373_7_59.htm

http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?172407

Wribbenhall
14th February 2012, 16:12
Just a bit more info from [COLOR="Blue"]THIS (http://www.mariners-l.co.uk/WWI%20LOSSES-D.htm) [/COLOR ]site


DEE (S.V.) Owners:- Ivanoff Desvaux de Marigny, Port Louis, Mauritius.

30.3.1917 410 miles W x S from Cape Leeuwin on voyage Port Louis,Mauritius - Bunbury, Australia -Captured and sunk with bombs by cruiser WOLF


Regards
W.B.H.

Keith Adkins
15th February 2012, 08:51
Very many thanks for all the information.
My Mother's stepbrother, David Belsham, served as 2nd Mate on her in 1893/4, and was drowned in the South Pacific effecting a rescue from the dismasted "Cambrian Chieftain" for which he was awarded a postumous MMSA medal.
Regards
Keith