Priwall

Date of launch1917
Place of launchHamburg
Type4-masted steel barque
GRT3105
NRT2875
DWT4800
Length98.5 m (323.1 ft)
Beam14.4 m (47.1 ft)
Draft8.0 m (26.3 ft)

Later names: Lautaro (1941)

  • 1917
    Built of steel by Blohm & Voss, Hamburg, for Reederei F. Laeisz, Hamburg. She was rigged as a four-masted barque carrying royals over double topgallant sails.

  • 1920
    Delivered to Laeisz, delayed because of the war. She was put on the South American nitrate trade but also made two voyages on the Australian wheat trade.

  • 1941
    Taken as prize of war by the Chilean government and renamed the Lautaro. Used as a schoolship carrying guano.

  • 1945
    Destroyed by fire while loading guano.


Pictures:
The Priwall


References:
  • 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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