|Date of launch||18 April 1904
|Place of launch||Port Glasgow
|Type||4-masted steel barque
|Length||102.2 m (335.2 ft)
|Beam||14.3 m (46.9 ft)
|Draft||8.1 m (26.6 ft)
Later names: Dreadnought (1917), Moshulu (1917)
- 18 April 1904
Built of steel by Alex. Hamilton & Co., Port Glasgow, for G.J.H. Siemens & Co., Hamburg. She was given the name Kurt and was rigged as a four-masted barque carrying royals over double topgallant sails.
Confiscated by the USA and renamed the Dreadnought, but soon thereafter renamed the Moshulu when it was discovered that there was another Dreadnought in the USA.
Bought by Gustaf Erikson, Mariehamn and put on the Australian wheat trade. At the time she was the largest sailing vessel in Finland.
Won the last big Grain Race.
Taken over by the Germans and towed to Kristiansand, Norway, where she was laid up and partially de-rigged.
Sold to Gisken Jakobsen and J.P. Skotnes, Andenes.
Towed to Narvik and later to Bergen, then bought by Trygve Sommerfeldt, Oslo. The same year towed to Stockholm to be used as grain storage.
Sold to Heinz Schlieven, Hamburg, who planned to use her as a cargo-carrying schoolship. However, this never happened.
Towed back to Stockholm and used as grain storage.
Sold to the Finnish Government and used as grain storage in Naantali.
Sold to the Walt Disney Company, who towed her to Amsterdam to fit her out to be towed across the Atlantic.
Towed to South Street Seaport, New York and was rigged up with phoney masts and yards.
Arrived in Philadelphia and served as a restaurant ship.
The restaurant was closed because of a fire in the galley. Money to restore her to sailing condition was raised, but the plans were abandoned and the restaurant reopened.
|The Moshulu under sail |
|The Moshulu for anchor outside Bogen, near Narvik |
Photo by Kiil Skogen
Appears courtesy of Hugo Kiil
|The Moshulu of today, moored in Philadelphia. |
- Ronald Wöhrn: Moshulu. Ett skepps öden., Longitude - tidskrift från de sju haven 30 pp. 74 - 81, ISSN 0024-6328, published by JE Carlstedt förlag AB, Stockholm 1994
- 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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