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Rembrandt (I) 1886



Rembrandt 1886

1828 tons gross

1x Triple expansion engine
Probably 8 knots

Joseph L. Thompson, North Sands, Sunderland
Hull No. 217

Official Number 90335


Constructed of iron like the Raphael, but with a triple expansion engine, and square-rigged on the foremast.

Her yards were rigged down early in her career, but she continued to make occasional use of stay-sails for some years.

Named at launch by Mrs. Kenneth, of London.



1906 sold to Compañía Chilena de Vapores, of Valparaiso, Chile, and renamed Presidente Prieto

After their liquidation was purchased by A. Puccio, of Valparaiso, but not renamed


1912/13 badly damaged after stranding and listed a CTL



1st Hand

Reference here is made to the life of Captain John Geddes, one time Master of Rembrandt
Being 12 years of age when she was built and dying at the age of 29, 8 years before she was sold it would appear that he was serving aboard Rembrandt in Malta when he died
In the very same year of the poor chap's marriage.


(6) Captain John Geddes, b at Port Gordon, 30 June 1869; Ship Captain and Master Mariner; Master S.S. Rembrandt (Bolton Steam Shipping Company, London); m 1898, Isabella (Bella) Flett, (d 26 May 1961, bur at Hillhead), only dau of Walter James Flett, of Findochty, by his wife, Isabella Taylor; dsp at Floriana, Malta, 10 December 1898, bur at Ta Braxia Cemetery, Malta, M.I. Rathven and Hillhead.  (Obituary Notice Banffshire Advertiser, 15 December 1898).