Category:Colonial Empire (ship, 1902)

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English: Colonial Empire was a four-masted steel barque built in 1902 by John Reed & Co., Whiteinch, Glasgow (yard. No. 323) for G. Duncan & Co., London. 1910 sold to Cook & Dundee, London. 1915 ashore on Cardinaux Rocks, near Belle Island on voyage from St Nazaire to Port Talbot. She was refloated and sold 1917 to H.M. Grayson, Liverpool. In the same year she sold to Anglo-American owners and foundered on a submerged rock on Thunder Bolt Reef, Delagoa Bay with a cargo of kerosene and oil.
Dimensions: length × beam × depth = 302.1 × 43.2 × 24.7 ft (92.1 × 13.2 × 7.5 m) and tonnage: 2435 GRT and 2281 NRT. Rigged in jubilee fashion, i.e. with nothing above double top- and top-gallant sails. Equipped with a donkey steam engine.
The four-masted barque Schürbek was a close sistership.[1][2]

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