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Parthia II (USA)

USA, 1893 

Parthia (USA) Parthia4-2.jpg (29064 bytes)

3/32 scale model-ship 'Parthia'
3/32 scale model-ship "Parthia"
Model built by C. L. Douglas, Bath, Maine

 

Considered to be a particularly handsome ship, but destined for tragedy, this Parthia was built for the California trade in which she completed four round trip voyages. On the fifth outward passage she was found to be on fire off the coast of Chile and sank four days later, 1 Oct 1895. All hands survived after great hardship in lifeboats.

Pictures: 
Parthia 
- A Maritime History of Bath, Maine and the Kennebec River Region, Volume II. Illustrated by William Avery Baker (Bath, Maine: Marine Research Society of Bath, 1973). 594 pages
- Lubbock, Basil. The Down Easters : American deep-water sailing ships, 1869-1929 (New York: Dover Publications, 1987), p. 188
- Matthews, Frederick C. American merchant ships 1850-1900, Vol. 1 (New York: Dover Publications, 1987), p. 256
- State Library of Victoria. Library Record Number: 1255741, Accession Number: H99.220/4013. From the Malcolm Brodie shipping collection
- The Australian National Maritime Museum Library Ships Picture Index
- The American Neptune: Shipbuilding in Bath, Maine, Pictorial Supplement IX. (Salem Massachusetts: The Peabody Museum, 1967) [not yet seen, has picture of painting of Parthia]


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