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Dawn Scotting, who is researching her family history, advises that 'Linklater' was Scottish born Magnus Linklater (1837/? But, it seems that the builder, in fact, built one ship only i.e. A 3-masted composite fully rigged passenger sailing ship. In 1873, the ship was sold to Shaw, Savill & Company, & commenced voyages to Australia & New Zealand ('NZ'). Ltd.' ('Spyridon'), also of Piraeus, & renamed Pantokrator. to Thomas Beynon, who described himself in 1876 as 'a shipowner and coal merchant'. 1873 when it was completed & renamed the vessel Wye. Who provides the 2nd image at left, which demonstrates that the vessel was paid off, at Sheerness, on Sep. Image perhaps dates from 1907, a date that seems to be suspect. Richard adds that in the 1899-1901 period, when Richard's grandfather served aboard the vessel, the ship made several voyages calling at such ports as Portsmouth, Plymouth, Madeira, Las Palmas, Sierra Leone, Bahia, Rio de Janeiro & Ascension Island. At a date between the 1876/77 & 1878/79 editions of Lloyd's Register, the owner would seem to have become L. In that later edition however, the vessel was owned by, I believe, 'South Swedish Steam Ship Co.', of Malm, Sweden. 1881, the vessel left Newcastle for Malm with a cargo of coal, & a crew of 32 all told. Miramar dates the departure from Newcastle as being on Oct.
Just to record that a c.1910 book, of 76 illustrated pages, was sold via e Bay on Jul. Such construction clearly related to their building of ferries - since a 'linkspan' is, I learn, the term used for the means by which vehicles drive onto and off a ferry ship - essentially a hinged bridge designed to accommodate changing tides etc. 16, 1917, the vessel, was sunk by gunfire from U-43, Korvettenkapitn Hellmuth Jrst in command, approx. They jumped into the sea & tried to make it to safety - but only Konig made it to shore. The ship could not however have all become matchwood since the wreck is today described as 'one of Wellington's more complete wrecks about 30m offshore in a small bay, inshore of the Karori Rock light'. distant, arrived on the scene on the afternoon of Jul. Per 1 (data, Gwrtheyrn Castle), 2 (extensive data, Gwrtheyrn Castle), 3 (data, Gwrtheyrn Castle), 4 (image as Ira), 5 (1922 image as Ira, page in Finnish), 6 (Aug 13, 1906 voyage #16), 7 (1922 sale), 8 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). Or b) in 1923, th vessel was acquired by Interstate Steamship Company ('Interstate') established in 1920 by William Scott Fell ('Fell'), of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. of safe harbour at the River Tyne, when the ship was blown by high winds onto the rocks at the N. Just one crew member, Andreas Birkeland, (or maybe Andres Barklund), survived. The wreck has, I read, been identified, lying 400 yards offshore, in about 6 metres of water. However I can spot no references to Alexa being a brig.
In a guestbook message here 'Southern mackem' advises that the company also built 'a relatively small linkspan'. There was no loss of life, though I cannot tell you how the crew reached land. Two other crewmen stayed aboard also, and/or maybe missed the departure of the dinghy - Mc Naughton & William Konig (who could not swim), both able seaman. It broke its back, was totally destroyed in the pounding seas, became 'matchwood', & ended up in small pieces all over the beach. A 'three-masted iron barque carrying royals over single topgallant sails'. Built for Robert Rees ('Rees'), of Caernarvon (or Nevin or Nefyn), Wales. Lots of detail at 2 of voyages in the intervening years including twice round the Horn. 1913, the vessel was sold to 'Jakobstads Rederi Ab', of Jakobstad, Finland (K. of Sydney, New South Wales, on behalf of the Southern Coal Owners' Agency, who renamed her Gwrtheyrn Castle. Attempts was made, however, by the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade, to effect a rescue with shore-based rocket apparatus but they were not successful. And in the 1889/90 edition, Harris has sold the vessel again, to W. Waterson, correctly Waterston, of Invercargill, NZ. In expired e Bay items, I have read that in 1895, or maybe in 1900, the vessel was re-rigged as a brig.
All 5 crew members of the Lonsdale lifeboat were awarded prestigious Sea Gallantry Medals for their rescue efforts.
Explosions continued, occurring with each roll of the ship. Lonsdale later landed the survivors at Talcahuano (coast of Central Chile). In 1908/09, per Lloyd's Register, the vessel was owned by 'Acties.