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11 Large Square Rigged Yachts, 1889-1931

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  • Aloha; (1) 160′. Brigantine.  1899. Des. Clinton Crane.  Blt. J. N. Robins
  • Aloha; (2) 218′. 3M Bark.  1910.  Des. Clinton Crane.  Blt. Fore River Shipbuilding Corp.  Broken up 1937/1938.
  • Apache; Originally built as White Heather, 198′ LOA. 3M Bark. 1890. Des. &  Blt. J. Reid & Co.  Finished Last in the Trans -Atlantic Race of 1905.
  • Illyria, Malaina; 147′. Brigantine. 1928. Des. Gielow.  Blt. Marco Martinolich.  Wrecked 1950’s Cape Verde Islands.
  • Intrepid, Sylph; 205′. 3M Barkentine. 1930. Des. Arthur B. Raymond.  Blt. Geo. Lawley & Son.  Became Sylph in U. S. Navy during WWII.
  • Hussar, Sea Cloud, Antarna, Patria, Sea Cloud; 316′. 4M Bark.  1931.  Des. Cox & Stevens. Blt. Krupp.  Now a cruise ship, sailing on the Med. Summers, Carib. Winters.  Will she become a private yacht again?
  • La Cigale; 122′. 3M Sq Foretop  Sch (4 Yards). 1915 (or previously) Des. Chas. E. Nicholson  Blt. Camper & Nicholson.  There may have been more than one large yacht of this name, and they may have had other names.
  • Modwena; 135′ 6′. 3M Bark.  1908. Des. &  Blt. J. Reid.  Commercial after WWI.
  • Seven Seas; 168′. 3M Full Rigged Ship. 1912. Des. & Blt. M. V. Atkieb.  Built as the Swedish Training Ship Abraham Rydberg.  Converted to yacht 1929.
  • Valhalla; 245′. 3M. Full Rigged Ship.   Des. W. C. Storey. Blt.  Ramage & Ferguson.  Finished third in the Trans-Atlantic Race of 1905.  Some think she was one of the most beautiful very large yachts ever built.  Became commercial, lost 1922.
  • Xarifa; 192′.  Steam Aux. Brigantine.  1894.  Des. & Blt. John H. White.  Bought in Britain by U. S. govt. during WWI.  Owned in U. S. after.  Was tender to Vanitie.
  • Bacchante, spelling? & St. George; Reportedly these were large square rigged British yachts.  We would love to have details.
  • Last edited May 16, 2012.
  • We have additional information on most of these vessels.

Written by classicsailnews

October 20, 2009 at 5:22 pm