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Half model of the barque CLAN GALBRAITH

Date: 1894
Overall: 525 x 2085 x 220 mm, 60 kg
Medium: Wood, ivory, metal
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Object Name: Model
Object No: 00015865
Place Manufactured:Glasgow

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    A builder's half model of the four masted barque CLAN GALBRAITH. It is made out of walnut and birdseye maple by Russell & Co., Glasgow.

    SignificanceAs a windjammer, CLAN GALBRAITH is representative of the square riggers used in the timber and coal trade between Newcastle and San Francisco from the 1880s to 1915. Combining carrying power with speed, windjammers marked the final phase of merchant sail.
    HistoryCLAN GALBRAITH was a four-masted barque with a steel hull, built in 1894 for Thomas Dunlop and Sons and registered in Glasgow. In 1900, CLAN GALBRAITH made a swift passage from Newcastle to San Francisco in 55 days. Coal was one of Australia's most important trading links with the United States in the nineteenth century and Newcastle was the principle port of the Pacific region. CLAN GALBRAITH was sold along with CLAN GRAHAM to the Norwegians in 1909. It was sunk en route from Philadelphia to Liverpool by a German submarine in 1917.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: Half model of the barque CLAN GALBRAITH

    Primary title: Four masted barque CLAN BALBRAITH. Owners - Messers Thomas Dunlop & Sons, Glasgow, built by Russell & Co. Port-Glasgow and Greenock

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    Model Maker: Russell & Co

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