Yard Number 252 was named COUNTY OF PEEBLES when launched on Monday 05/07/1875 by Barclay Curle & Company Glasgow for R J Craig Glasgow
Ship Type: Iron ship
Ship's Role: Cargo. Jute trade, India / Dundee.
Tonnage: 1691 grt | 1614 nrt
Length: 266.6 feet
Breadth: 38.7 feet
Draught: 23.45 feet depth
R. J. Craig, Glasgow.
1898: Chilean Navy.
As of COUNTY OF PEEBLES is preserved and enjoys a static role
ON 71742. 1875: Completed August.
1898: Glasgow register closed.
Of considerable historic importance being the first British, four masted, fully rigged ship.
Traded between European and eastern ports until 1898, when the Chilean Navy bought her. Cut down for use as a coal hulk at Punta Arenas on the Straits of Magellan, she was eventually renamed Muñoz Gamero.
1989: An attempt to recover her for preservation failed but she remains as a breakwater at Punta Arenas with her living quarters converted to a meeting room.
Photo supplied by John Ward~McQuaid