Lord Templetown

Date

2008

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Texas Tech University Libraries

Abstract

Ship Name: Lord Templetown; Sailed: 1886-1957; Type: Iron 3-masted; Built by: Belfast, Ireland by Harland & Wolff; Dimensions: 282.9' x 40.1' x 23.7'; Tonnage: 2152 tons.

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Lord Templetown was something of a fixture in maritime circles on the west coast in the twentieth century. The ship traded worldwide until 1900 when Lord Templetown became the property of a British Columbia firm. Lord Templetown then traded mostly in the Pacific until laid up in Oakland Creek in 1921. Amateurs and others regularly snapped photographs of Lord Templetown laid up; the ship can be seen in the background of many photographs of the Alaska Packers Association fleet, for example. In 1925, the owners unrigged Lord Templetown and the ship became a lumber barge managing to remain afloat until 1957.

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Merchant Ships, Ships, Lord Templetown (Ship)

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