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Norddeutscher Lloyd's SACHSEN of 1886. Let's compare this pic with this one: http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/746730/title/sachsen/cat/520
and guess which photo is the older one. Looking at the rig I feel that the photo from Sydney must have been taken a lot earlier, may be even in 1895, when she did her first voyage Bremerhaven-Australia.

The vessel was scrapped in Italy in 1909.

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I think your right about the date order. Yards for auxiliary square sails initially fitted, dispensed with later, though fore-and-aft sails retained (sometimes set to reduce rolling). Hulls in both pics similar and Sydney photo appears elsewhere on web with caption 'after 1892 lengthening' though other sources refer to her having been rebuilt 1894.
 

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I know nothing at all about sailing but the logic of using fore-and-aft sails to reduce rolling makes good sense to me. Does anyone know how effective this was?

Alan G
 

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