Category:Bannockburn (ship, 1886)

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English: The Bannockburn was a four-masted steel ship built in 1886 by Barclay, Curle & Co., Glasgow (yard No 341 ) for R. Shankland & Co., Greenock. Her dimensions were: length × beam × depth = 287 × 42.4 × 24.1 ft (87.5 × 12.9 × 7.3 m), she had a tonnage of 2068 GRT and 2000 NRT and she rigged in "jubilee" fashion, i.e. with nothing over double top- and topgallant sails. 1894 re-rigged to a fourmasted barque. In 1905 she sold to Akties. Bannockburn (Leif Gundersen), Porsgrund (Norway). 1915 she renamed Leif Gundersen. May 1917 the barque was declared aa French prize and was renamed Atlas of Lorient. July 1917 she sailed from Glasgow in ballast for the West Indies and was never heard of again. An unidentified four-masted barque was sunk by the German submarine U-30 200 miles west of the Fastnet on July 28 1917 and it is generally believed that this barque was the Atlas.[1]

Names:

  • Bannockburn (1886 – 1915)
  • Leif Gundersen (1915 – 1917)
  • Atlas (1917)

Source: Sjøhistorie

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