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Name Official number Flag IMO
QUEEN HORTENSE  22681  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1858  09/08/1858   
Vessel type Vessel description
Cargo General  Sailing Vessel 3 masted Barque
Builder Yard Yard no
John Brown & Co., Dundee    
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
269 grt / 269 nrt / 113.6 ft  24.5 ft  14.9 ft   
Engine builder ,
Engine detail
 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Peter M Cochrane, Dundee  Dundee  17/09/1858 
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1864 George White, Ferry Port-on-Craig, Fife. 
Vessel history
Initially commanded by Captain John M Cochrane.  
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1867  Abandoned 24/03/1867 
Disposal Detail
On 22 March, taking sugar from Trinidad to Greenock she encountered severe weather. While the vessel was under close-reefed main topsail a terrific gale sprang up from the WNW with a heavy sea. A gigantic wave swept the decks carrying away stanchions, rails, boats, mizzenmast. Two of the crew, second mate and the carpenter, were drowned. After the wreckage had been cut away from the sides of the vessel another heavy sea struck the vessel and rendered the rudder completely useless. On the morning of the 24th there were about seven feet of water in the hold and she was foundering. Fortunately her distress signals were seen and the WESTMORELAND of Philadelphia rescued the remaining crew and took them to Liverpool. (From details provided by Captain G White, master of the QUEEN HORTENSE). 
 

 



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