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COLLINGWOOD»(1872-1917)- WOOL CLIPPER

Postby Anatol » Mon May 03, 2021 6:09 pm

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Collingwood full-rigged ship built in 1872 by W. Hood & Co., Aberdeen. Dimensions: 211'1"×34'8"×21'0" and tonnage: 1064 GRT, 1011 NRT and 945 tons under deck. Equipped with two decks and the forecastle was 37' long and the raised quarter deck 64'. Rigged with double fore and main topgallant sails and royals.
In 1872 June the ship сonstructed of iron, built by Hood, Aberdeen, for Devitt & Moore. She was not designed to carry passengers.The intention was to put her in general trade out to Melbourne and to carry wool home, and with a few exceptions almost her entire life with Devitt & Moore was spent on th Melbourne run.. Her passages were regular - rarely much
over 80 days to Melbourne and seldom over 100 days returning.
Under command of Captain F.H. Calthrop in 1872 was dismasted off Tristan da Cunha on her maiden voyage. She was re-rigged at sea with a spare spar and what could be saved from the rigging and arrived at Melbourne 109 days out from London.
Under command of Captain A.P.C. Ross in 1873 December 24 - March 23 sailed from Melbourne to London in 89 days with a cargo of wool.
Under command of Captain H.N. Forbes in 1887 December 12 - March 11 sailed from Melbourne to London in 90 days with a cargo of wool.
In 1889 December 23 - March 28 sailed from Melbourne to London in 95 days, docking on the same tide as the Thomas Stephens which had left Melbourne 13 days before the her. The Loch Rannoch, which sailed from Melbourne on the same as the Collingwood, and the Harbinger, which had sailed one day before, both arrived on January 5.
In 1894 she was sold to Norwegian owners Zernichow & Co., Kristiania, and was reduced to barque rig. She was kept on the Australian wool trade for another three seasons.
In 1897 she was transferred to the Rangoon trade. Sailed from Rangoon to Plymouth in 102 days which was the best passage for the season. Before World War I, she was in the timber trade between Norway, Canada and the United Kingdom.
In 1912 January received severe storm damage and had to put into Fayal, Azores. She was subsequently sold to Anderson & Co., Fredrikstad, for £ 2000.
Collingwood's last passage was from the Port of Rasario in Argentina, bound toward Kristiania with a cargo of maize. Sadly, after 45 years of service Collingwood was sunk by the German submarine U-62 under command Kapitanleutnant Ernst Hashagen on the 12th March 1917 some 100-120 miles west of the Scilly Islands; location 49.13N 09.39W. It is recorded that the officers and crew of the U-Boat were drunk with champagne and cognac sourced from the French ship, Jules Gommes which they had sunk two hours previously! Collingwood's crew were given ten minutes to get clear of the ship; there were no casualties. The design stamp is made after painting of Jack Spurling.
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Source:http://www.bruzelius.info/Nautica/Ships/Merchant/Sail/C/Collingwood(1872).html. http://www.spurlingandrouxwatercolours.com/mpwc2.html, and other web-sites.
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