Monday, September 7, 2015

The life of the barque Lord Wolsley

According to the 4 mast iron barque Lord Wolsley was built in 1883 by Harland & Wolff, Belfast, as hull no. 157. Her dimensions were 308'2"×42'8"×25'1" and tonnage 2576 GRT and 2518NRT. Rigged with double top- and topgallant sails, royals and a main skysail. Her timeline was as follows;
1883 July 21
Launched at the shipyard of Harland & Wolff, Belfast.
1883 September 6
Delivered to Irish Shipowners Co. (T. Dixon & Sons), Belfast.
Sold to J.C. Tidemann & Co., Bremen, and was renamed Columbia. Reduced to barque rig.
Dis-masted off Cape Flattery at the entrance to the Juan de Fuca straits and towed to Esquimault. The hull was used a storage depot.
Sold to C.E. Peabody, Vancouver, and was remasted and rerigged to a six-masted barkentine and was renamed Everett G. Griggs.
Sold to E.R. Stirling, Blaine, WA, and was renamed E.R. Sterling

1928 April
(or 1930)
Broken up at Sunderland.

The Hawaiian star., November 13, 1906

The Everett  C.Griggs in her last iteration as the E.R. Stirling, loaded literally to the gunwales in an effort to remain profitable.

Postcard by Spry of Littlehampton

The E. R. Sterling's last voyage, 1930. Under tow into Grimsby after a tough voyage from Australia. She was broken up shortly afterwards.

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