Hougomont

Date of launch1897
Place of launchGreenock
Type4-masted steel barque
GRT2428
NRT2239
DWT-
Length87.5 m (287.1 ft)
Beam13.2 m (43.3 ft)
Draft7.4 m (24.3 ft)

  • 1897
    Built of steel by Scott & Co., Greenock for J. Mardie & Co., Glasgow. She was rigged as a four-masted barque carrying royals over double topgallant sails.

  • 1924
    Sold to Gustaf Erikson, Mariehamn and put on the Australian wheat trade.

  • 1927
    Lost her rigging, but managed to sail to Lisbon for repairs.

  • 20 April 1932
    Lost her rigging again, and was condemned in Port Adelaide.


Pictures:
The Hougomont in dry dock.
The Hougomont having lost her rigging.
1932


References:
  • Sten Lille, Lars Grönstrand: Suomen valtameripurjehtijat, ISBN 951-9064-31-1, published by Etelä-Suomen Kustannus Oy 1979
  • Alex A. Hurst: Hur all världens råtacklade fyr- och femmastade skepp slutade sin levnad, Longitude - tidskrift från de sju haven 23 pp. 76 - 93, ISSN 0024-6328, published by Carlstedt Förlag AB, Stockholm 1987
  • Alex A. Hurst: En lista på all världens 4- och 5-mastade råtacklade skepp, Longitude - tidskrift från de sju haven 22 pp. 7 - 31, ISSN 0024-6328, published by Carlstedt Förlag AB, Stockholm 1986

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