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Argonaut

Argonaut painted in 1925 by Jack Spurling. The painting sold for £25,500 at Bonhams in 2009.

  • ON72412
  • 1488 tons
  • iron
  • built by Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow
  • launched 24 May 1876
  • 3 masted ship
  • length 72.5m, breadth 11.8m

Argonaut‘s first owner was A. & J. Carmichael, Greenock. Golden Fleece Line. She was sold in 1898 to Ferreira of Portugal and renamed Elvira. In 1913 she was renamed again Argo.

During her working life she was used as a wool clipper, and on 23 March 1917 was sunk by scuttling charges from German submarine U-46.


James Harrison Scott sailed on the Argonaut, 26 June 1886 – 5 June 1887


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