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Name Official number Flag IMO
CLOSEBURN  85859  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1881  10/09/1881   
Vessel type Vessel description
Cargo General  Iron Sailing Vessel 3 Masted Barque
Builder Yard Yard no
Russell & Co, Port Glasgow Bay Yard  38 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
924 grt / 897 nrt / 207.0 ft  32.7 ft  19.5 ft   
Engine builder ,
Engine detail
 

First owner First port of register Registration date
T C Guthrie Glasgow, Village Line  Glasgow  11/10/1881 
Other names
1921 VIRGO 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1898 Guthrie,Macdonald, Hood & Co., Glasgow
1902 A/S Closeburn (M. Hansen mgr.), Christiansand, Norway
1921 N. Fremburg, Solvesborg, Sweden and renamed VIRGO
1925 N. J. Iden, Solvesborg
1927 S. M. Nillson (N. J. Iden mgr.), Solvesborg 
Vessel history
27/05/1884 Left Lyttleton NewZealand for Queenstown with 1406 bags wheat and 20 crew, whilst off Cape Horn on 25/06/1884 running before a WSW gale vessel lurched and shipped heavy seas washing overboard the Second Officer, an Able Seaman and an Apprentice. It was found necessary to jettison some cargo and ship put into Bahia for repairs. She eventually reached Plymouth 30/10/1884 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1928  Wrecked 05/12/1928 
Disposal Detail
In collision homeward bound with the SS Marie Ferdinand and lost her jibboom and headgear. 5/12/1928 approaching Mariehamn she was wrecked on the rocks at the Skvatthallen outside Kobbaklintar, Aland 
 

 



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