Category:Salamis (ship, 1875)

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English: The Salamis was a iron full-rigged ship, built in 1875. Launched May 1875 by Walter Hood & Co, Aberdeen. GRT: 1130. NET: 1079. NET UNDER DECK: 1021. Dimensions: 221’6” X 36’ X 21’7”. British Registration # 70443. Wool Clipper – not fitted for passengers. Ownwer was George Thompson & Co for the Aberdeen White Star Line.Captains: Capt Holmes on maiden voyage to Melbourne, best passage of 68 days; London - Port Phillip Heads.
1875-1894 Capts Phillips, Senior & Junior. 1st & 3rd Mates were also sons of Capt Phillips at one time or another. 1894-1898 Capt.R.B.V.McKilliam.
1898 sold to Leif Gundersen of Porsgrunn, Norway and used to run guano cargoes from the South Pacific.
HISTORY: Named from Greek island of Salamis with reference to The Battle of Salamis, 480BC. Iron and extended version of her sister ship, Thermopylae, from drawings and design of Bernard Waymouth. 1875 saw the finest of the iron clippers launched and Salamis was no exception. Equipped with H.D.Cunningham patented lower yard braces developed post 1861 which tighten the luff of the sail, from the deck.WRECKED: 20th May 1905. Atoll, Malden Island, South Pacific 4 degrees S 155 degrees W. Kiribati Group[1].

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