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PERICLES

PERICLES
1,598 gross tons, length 259.5ft x beam 39.3ft (79,10m x 12,00m), three
masted, full rigged ship, iron hull. Built in 1877 by W.Hood & Co, Aberdeen
as a wool clipper for the Aberdeen Line, she was launched in July 1877.
Fitted with the latest improvements such as a donkey boiler and engine,
steam condenser and steam windlass. Her maiden voyage was 71 days outward
to Melbourne, and by 1886-7 she was no longer a wool clipper but a general
cargo carrier and sailed home via India and the Pacific. In 1904 she was
sold to Leif Gundersen, Porsgrund, Norway and was rigged as a barque. Owned
by Pettersen and Ullenaess, Porsgrund in 1911 and sold to Christiansands
Shipping Co in 1916 and renamed SJURSO. In Sep.1923 she was scrapped at
Kiel.
[Merchant Fleets by Duncan Haws, vol.17, Aberdeen and Aberdeen &
Commonwealth Lines]