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Name Official number Flag IMO
ANTIOPE  55014  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1866  10/08/1866   
Vessel type Vessel description
Cargo   Iron Sailing Vessel 3 Masted Ship
Builder Yard Yard no
John Reid & Co, Port Glasgow Glen Yard 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
1443 grt / 1443 nrt / 242.3 ft  38.4 ft  23.7 ft   
Engine builder ,
Engine detail
 

First owner First port of register Registration date
R R Heap (Joseph Heap & Sons), Liverpool  Liverpool  11/09/1866 
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
187x Ralph Heap, Liverpool
1875 Joshua Milne Heap, Liverpool
1882 Australasian Shipping Co Ltd - mng Gracie, Beazley & Co (William Gracie), Liverpool
1897 George William Murray, Cardiff
1899 F Whitney, Liverpool (Matson Line charter?)
c1902 Bark 'Antiope' Co Ltd, Victoria BC - reg Victoria BC
1906 Capt Peter J R Mathieson, Ladysmith BC
1913 Bark 'Antiope' Co Ltd, Victoria BC
1915 Paparoa Coal Co
1915 The Otago Iron Rolling Mills Co Ltd, Dunedin - reg Wellington NZ
1921 Senna Sugar Estates Ltd, Mozambique 
Vessel history
For Liverpool-Australia service
1882 altered to barque rig
1892-3 laid up at Hamburg
1897 1443grt? 1365nrt;
7/1898 dismasted in Pacific and put in to Valparaiso (Nouméa for UK, nickel ore); while in port Capt Murray shot and wounded the ship's carpenter and was sent for trial in England
1906 1380nrt
13/08/1905 captured by Japanese in Vladivostok blockade, Russo-Japanese War; sold as war prize to her captain, Peter Mathieson
1908 cargo shifted in heavy gale (Newcastle NSW for San Francisco), lay on beam ends and deck swept
1915 tug lost control of ANTIOPE at Bluff Harbour (Port Esperance for Dunedin, timber and scrap iron) and she ended up on the rocks for 96 days before being salvaged and repaired
1915 sold as a coal hulk; resold and returned to sea service 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1921  Hulked 12/02/1921 
Disposal Detail
12/1/1921 she caught fire in Delagoa Bay (discharging timber from Baltic Sea) and hulked at Beira as a sugar storage ship. 
 

 



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