Sam Skolfield, later Harvard

Date

2008

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Texas Tech University Libraries

Abstract

Ship Name: Sam Skolfield; Sailed: 1883-1921; Type: Wood 3-masted; Built by: Brunswick, Maine by the Skolfield Brothers; Dimensions: 218.7' x 39.9' x 24.2'; Tonnage: 1593 tons.

Description

The Sam Skolfield engaged in the Far East trade, mostly Calcutta. Cut down to a bark in 1901, and renamed Harvard, the ship continued to sail until 1906 when it was shorn of its rigging and turned into a barge in San Francisco. During World War I, the essentially-sound hull of Harvard was in demand, so the ship was re-rigged as a bark and sent trading. Charles Nelson of San Francisco acquired Harvard in 1919, and the ship sank as sea in 1921.

Keywords

Merchant Ships, Ships

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