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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 / 239.3 ft  36.0 ft  20.7 ft   
Engine builder ,
Engine detail

First owner First port of register Registration date
Albion Shipping Co - mng James Galbraith - P. Henderson & Co. Glasgow  Glasgow  21/09/1874 
Other names
Subsequent owner and registration history
c1877 Albion Shipping Co. Ltd. incorporated
1878 Old unlimited Albion Shipping Company dissolved.
1882 Shaw Savill & Albion & Co. Ltd., London
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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