MERMERUS (1872-1909), 1,671 registered tons, length 264ft 2in, beam 39ft 8in, depth 23ft 7in. Constructed of iron, built by Barclay, Curle & Co, Clyde, for A. & J.H. Carmichael's Golden Fleece Line. She was specially built for the wool trade and in the records of the annual sailings of the Wool Fleet from1873 to 1890 (in Basil Lubbock's "The Colonia Clippers") the MERMERUS was absent in only two years (1874/75 and 1876/77). In her 1874/75 voyage she carried a cargo to Sydney, then loaded coal for San Francisco, and brought a cargo of wheat back from there. In her 1876/77 passage she carried a cargo of gun powder to Melbourne in 69 days. . On all the other occasions she sailed from Melbourne with a cargo of wool and came to be regarded there as a reliable fixture in the trade. Her Last voyage to Melbourne was in 1897 after which she was sold to Russian owners.who kept her in the Australian trade. Her end came in December1909 when she went ashore in a heavy fog 10 miles from Christian sand having left Frederikstad (Norway) with a cargo f timber for Melbourne. She was badly damaged and was sold to the ship breakers.
The design stamp is made after painting of Jack Spurling.
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