|Career (United Kingdom)|
|Builder:||W. Hood & Co, Aberdeen|
|Fate:||Scrapped at Kiel, Sept. 1923|
|Class & type:||Iron hulled, three masted sailing ship|
|Tons burthen:||1,598 tons|
The Pericles, named after the Athenian leader Pericles, was a 1,598 ton, iron hulled, three masted sailing ship, that was built by W. Hood & Co of Aberdeen, and launched in July 1877 to transport wool for the Aberdeen Line.
Trips to Australia
She was a fast ship and her maiden voyage from London to Melbourne took 71 days. She continued to be used on the passenger route to Australia, arriving in Sydney from London, via Plymouth on 5 December 1877 and 10 November 1878.
Trip to Fiji
Sale and scrap
- Winchester, Clarence, ed. (1937), "Two great racing rivals", Shipping Wonders of the World, pp. 467–470 illustrated description of the Pericles and Brilliant