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Four-master, Blyth

Four-master, Blyth

I have neither the name nor date, but it is definitely at Blyth

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It's a ship belonging to A. D. Bordes of Dunkirk. I believe it to be the Russell built Cap Horn.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cap_Horn_(ship,_1888)_-_SLV_H99.220-1923.jpg

(See also Cap-Horniers Français vol. 1, page 353.)

Built by: Russell & Co Pt. Glasgow, launched: Saturday, 08/09/1888. Type: Steel barque, 2626 grt / 2608 nrt, length: 305.8 feet, breadth: 44.6 feet, depth: 24.2 feet. Owner History: A. Dom Bordes & Sons, Dunkirk, scrapped - 1923.
 

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Well done!

It seems that coal was being shipped to from Blyth to Australia, sometime between 1888-1923. It reminds me of a Joseph Conrad story.
 

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Thanks. The coal was in all likelyhood meant for South America, she spent her years almost exclusvely in the nitrate trade from the South American West Coast.
It's claimed she was the first sailer to round the Horn with water ballast only btw; she was equipped with so called deep tanks (in which cargo could be carried as well).
 

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