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Name Official number Flag IMO
PYRENEES  98670  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1891  07/09/1891   
Vessel type Vessel description
Cargo General  Steel Sailing Vessel 4 Masted Barque
Builder Yard Yard no
Charles Connell & Company, Glasgow Scotstoun  178 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
2243 grt / 2169 nrt / 284.5 ft  42.5 ft  24.7 ft   
Engine builder ,
Engine detail

First owner First port of register Registration date
John Hardie (J Hardie & Co), Glasgow   Glasgow   
Other names
Subsequent owner and registration history
1902 J E Thayer, San Francisco
1905 Ship Manga Reva Co - mng J E Thayer, San Francisco  
Vessel history
11/1900 caught fire on passage Tacoma to Leith with wheat. The cargo was completely destroyed and only the hull and masts remained. She was beached and abandoned on a coral reef at Manga Reva/Mangareva, Gambier Islands in French Polynesia.
2/1901 the wreck was bought at auction by J E Thayer, San Francisco and refloated
1905 rebuilt in San Francisco and transferred to the Ship Manga Reva Co.
9/10/1913 crew of 28 mutinied 600nm east of Bermuda (Philadelphia for San Francisco, with coal) and returned towards Philadelphia.
10/11/1913 crew were detained by US Revenue Cutter ONONDAGA 
End year Fate / Status
1916  Foundered 19/11/1916 
Disposal Detail
disappeared at sea on passage Rotterdam to Hampton Roads in ballast with the loss of all 13 on board (half normal crew as ballast voyage). Last contact was distress message on 19/11/1916, saying "drifting before the wind and without boats".

Also one report claims that she was sunk by a German submarine 


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