Category:Columbia (ship, 1846, Grohn)

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  • Type: Bark
  • Design by:
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  • Built by: Johann Lange, Vegesack/Grohn Germany
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  • Launch date: 17.10.1846
  • Date of completion: 1846
  • Length over all: 33,8 m
  • LPP: m
  • Beam: 9,0 m
  • Draught: m
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  • Speed: kn


  • 1846 Named: COLUMBIA for D. H. Wätjen & Co, Bremen Flag: Germany
  • 01.12.1846 Start maiden voyage, Bremerhaven - Baltimore, under Capt. Sievert Geerken. Served as a "packet sailor", sailing twice a year with emigrants to New York and returning to Europe with a cargo of tobacco or cotton.
  • 1853 Onwards: Her cargo was chiefly tobacco.
  • 1854 Hinrich Semcken became her master.
  • 1861 Sold for 12,000 taler to the Brödrene Röd, of Tjöme, near Tonsberg. Flag: Norway. She was commanded, in turn, by O. Röd, B. Röd, R. Röd, and O. J. Röd.
  • 08.1879 Sank after colliding with a whale, bound from London to Quebec in ballast, in approximately Lat 49 N, Lon 36 W. The crew was rescued by the steamer P. COLAND.

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