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Alaska [1881-1897]

Photo of the Alaska, the ship on which the Kylen family immigrated to the United States in 1892. She was 6,932 gross tons, 500 feet (length) x 50 feet (beam), two funnels, four masts, iron hull, single screw, and a speed of 16 knots. Built by John Elder & Co (Glasgow), launched for the Guion Line of Liverpool 15 Jul 1881. Maiden voyage was 30 Oct 1881. Laid up in Gareloch from 1894 to 1897. She was chartered to Cia Transatlantica de Espana and renamed Magallanes until 1898 when she was again laid up in the Clyde. She was sold for scrap in 1899, but resold and used as an accomodation ship at Barrow until 1902 when she was scrapped at Preston [History provided in North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P. Bonsor, vol 2, p 710]. Photo courtesy of MyFamily.com, Inc.


Owner/SourceMyFamily.com, Inc.
Date1881-1897
File name003415.jpg
File Size16.47k
Dimensions528 x 420
Linked toCharlotta Eugenia Broman; Carl Johan Melin Kylen; Nanny Engeborg "Annie" Kylen

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