Category:Puritan (ship, 1889)

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English: Puritan was a four-masted steel barque built in 1889 by J. Reid & Co., Port Glasgow for Sir R.W. Cameron, Glasgow. 1903 sold to A.E.G. Oelricks, Glasgow and 1909 sold to Baker, Carver & Morell, Glasgow. 1911 the barque prung a leak in storm and the crew had to abandoned the ship at 24°S, 142°W, 800 miles from Tahiti on voyage from Newcastle, NSW, to San Francisco. The captain's boat reached Tahiti, another was saved by a passing steamer and the third was lost.
Dimensions: length × beam × depth = 301.5 × 43.1 × 24.2 ft (91.9 × 13.1 × 7.4 m) and tonnage 2361 GRT and 2283 NRT. Rigged with royals over double top and topgallant sails.[1]

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