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      Description: ASIE was a 2,954 ton 4-masted steel barque built at Rouen in 1897. She was probably the largest square-rigger to berth at Hobart. On one visit she was becalmed off Cape Frederick Henry with the tide carrying her in. Her spiked steel bowsprit stuck in a crevice in the cliff and the vessel hung suspended for a few minutes until the bowsprit broke. The boats were swung out ready for the crew to evacuate when a puff of wind blew her clear.

Format: pictorial and artistic works
Object: glass slides


Subjects: sailing vessels

Institution: Maritime Museum of Tasmania

Object number: MMT_P_GSL018

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