Category:L'Avenir (ship, 1908)

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English: The L'Avenir was a four-masted steel barque built in 1908 by R.C. Rickmers, Geestemünde for Soc. Anon. Maritime de Belge S.A., Antwerp as a sail training ship. Her dimensions were: 286.58 × 44.69 × 24.77 ft (87.3 × 13.6 × 7.5 m) and tonnage: 2738 GRT and 2074 NRT. 1932 sold to Gustav Erikson, Mariehamn. 1937 sold to Hamburg Amerika Linie (Germany) and was renamed Admiral Karpfanger. 1938 sailed the training ship Admiral Karpfanger from Port Germain, Australia, for Hamburg with a cargo of 3500 tons of wheat. After having radioed her position 51°S and 172°E on March 1 and "all well" she was not heard of again[1].