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Name Official number Flag IMO
NELSON  71668  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1874  15/08/1874   
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Iron Sailing Vessel 3 Masted Ship
Builder Yard Yard no
Robert Duncan & Co, Port Glasgow East Yard  82 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
1310 grt / 1247 nrt / 239 ft 3 in  36 ft    20 ft 7 in 
Engine builder ,
Engine detail

First owner First port of register Registration date
Albion Shipping Co - mng Henderson Galbraith, Glasgow  Glasgow  21/09/1874 
Other names
Subsequent owner and registration history
1883 Shaw Savill & Albion
by1890 Henry Birkmyre (T C Guthrie), Port Glasgow.
1906 Germán Oelckers (Oelckers Bros), Puerto Montt, Chile
1914 taken over by the Peruvian Government for the Guano Trade
1926 back to Chile at Puerto Mont

Vessel history
20/7/1906 delivered to Valparaiso and converted to barque rig
1914 taken over by the Peruvian Government for the guano trade until 1926, when returned to Puerto Montt
193x reduced to a hulk
During WW2 reactivated as a coastal barge 
End year Fate / Status
1944  Wrecked 11/06/1944 
Disposal Detail
11/6/1944 wrecked in the Chacao Channel east of Isla Sebastiana, nr Chiloé (Puerto Montt for Coquimbo in tow of tug OFQUI (Willoughby, Plymouth, Yd 42), which also sank); crew escaped in boats to Isla Sebastiana.

Wreck floated off later and drifted in area, grounding several times. She grounded at Quilquiao, at the NW point of Isla Gran­de and attempts were made to refloat her. But in a storm she again floated off and was not seen again, presumably sank. 


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