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Comet - (1901-1912)
"Comet" was build in 1901 and sold to Tank Storage & Carriage Co., Ltd.
Sailing vessel "Comet" anchored in Hong Kong harbor, owned by the Anglo-American Oil Co., London,
used to ship kerosene (also called case oil or illuminating oil.). Date: 1913.
"Comet" - 2.1901 - 3.114 GT
Built by Wm Hamilton & Co., Port Glasgow.
Measurements : 323feet lenght X 46 feet breadth
3.1901: Partially thismasted.
1912; (Tank Storage & Carriage Co., Ltd.).
1913: "Oiotaua"" (Rhncdcrci ALt. Ges. von 1896, Hamburg).
Dunring 1914-18 war was interned at Santa Rosahia, Mexico.
1918: Allocated to France when war ended.
1921: "James Dollar" (Robert Dollar, Sari Francisco).
1928: "Ororava" (Canadian Robert Dohlar Co., Vancouver, B.C.). A barge.
The "Comet", like the "Nonpareil", was also in trouble after leaving New York, being dismasted and then returning to
the port of departure. In the case of "Nonpareil" the shifting of her cargo had been caused by bad stowage, but after
the second casualty it was decided the ships had been too heavily rigged. The size of the "Comet's" yards was reduced
and she continued in the case-oil trade to the Far East, returning with hulk cargoes or in ballast.
The Miramar Ship Index for "COMET"
1913 OROTAVA -19 21 JAMES DOLLAR - 1930 OROTAVA -
1930 PACIFIC FORESTER - 1936 ISLAND FORESTER
barged 1930 & deleted 1955.
A four-masted steel barque built in 1901 by W. Hamilton & Co., Port Glasgow.
Dimensions 98,45×14,04×7,92 meters [323'0"×46'1"×26'0"] and tonnage 3014 GRT and 2890 NRT.
Rigged with royal sails over double top and topgallant sails.
Sistership to the same owner's fourmasted barque Nonpareil (1901).
Launched at the shipyard of W. Hamilton & Co., for Anglo-American Oil Co., London. Captain W.J. Davies.
Dis-masted during her maiden voyage to New York and was towed back by the SS Minneapolis.
Sailed from New York to Hong Kong in 129 days with 129.000 cases of oil.
1912 November 9 - February 27
Sailed from Hong Kong to Sandy Hook in 109 days 17 hours. From Anjer Point 91 days 17 hours.
Sold to Rhederei Akt. Gesellschaft von 1896, Hamburg, and was renamed Orotava. Captain F. Dreier.
Interned in Santa Rosalia, Mexico, for the duration of the First World War.
Assigned to France as war damage reparations.
Sold to Robert Dollar & Co., San Francisco, and was renamed James Dollar.
Converted to barge and was renamed Crown Zellerbach No. 2.
Used as a breakwater by Comox Logging & Railway Co. at Royston, Vancouver Island, BC.