Category:Caledonia (ship, 1892)

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English: The Caledonia was a four-masted steel barque built in 1892 by Mackie & Thompson, Glasgow for Andrew Weir & Co., Glasgow with the name Olivebank. Her dimensions were: 326'0×43'1×24'5 and tonnage: 2647 NRT and 2824 GRT. From 1922 to 1924, was the ship property of Norwegian owner and the name in this period was Caledonia. Later, as the property of the Finnish Shipowners Gustav Erikson was the ship again Olivebank.
In 1939, the Olivebank struck in the North Sea hit a mine and sank on voyage from Barry Docks to Mariehamn. Fourteen men lost their lives including Captain Carl Granith. Seven others who had climbed the rigging were rescued after 48 hours by the Danish fishing cutter Talona of Esbjerg.[1]


Source: Sjøhistorie

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