On this Day (November 23) – Iron Barque Leonida wrecked off Peru

The Peuvian ship Leonida was built by Dobie & Co, Glasgow in 1877. On 23rd November, 1911, Leonida with a cargo of guano was wrecked on the Islas de Chincha, Peru. The Leonida was previously the Forthbank, when owned by Andrew Weir (Bank Line), between 1894-1909.

Iron Barque “Forthbank”, ex “Nebo” built in 1877 at Glasgow by Dobie & Co for A Weir & Co. Official Number: 78557 Dimensions: length 246’9″, breadth 37’1″, draught 21’1″ Port Of Registry: Glasgow Tonnage: 1442 gross





The Wreck Site http://www.wrecksite.eu
Port Adelaide Nautical Museum – http://passengersinhistory.sa.gov.au

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