Unit History: TS Arethusa
TS Arethusa is/was indeed the SS Peking, a four masted steel barque of 3000 tons. She was built by Blohm and Voss in Hamburg in 1911, for the Flying P Line. The mast heights are (feet) 180, 180, 185, 145. Her normal route was Hamburg to Valparaiso on the nitrate trade route, and . She was formerly SS Padua, a sister in the Flying P line.
The Arethusa, which had been the last Royal Navy warship to go into action under sail alone, remained in service until 1932.
In 1975, the second Arethusa, having become hopelessly uneconomical to repair and maintain, was sold to the South Street Seaport Museum of New York to be restored to her 1911 built condition and reverting to her launched name Peking. She was replaced by a new offshore cruising ketch.
Memories of TS Arethusa
(Memories written by members of Forces Reunited)
HM SHIPS CADIZ ,COMET,MEON,DEFIANCE,TS ARETHUSA in 2002
Written by michael langman
ARE THERE ANY NAVY LADS OUT THERE WHO WHERE ON THE FOLLOWING SHIPS,T.S.ARETHUSA UPNOR STROUD,1947-1949 HMS CADIZ 1952,HMS COMET 1953,HMS MEON 1956-58,HMS DEFIANCE DEVONPORT UNDER WEPONS SCHOOL.