The iron barque 'Grasmere', 1304 tons, under tow [steam tug Defiance, wooden ss, 64 gross tons. ON83635. 83.0 x 18.0 x 7.2 (after 1905 49 gross tons) Built 1881 (7) Rock Davis, Blackwall, Brisbane Water NSW. Owners (acquired from Sydney March 1889) WR Cave, registered Port Adelaide, March 1889, The Adelaide Steam Tug Co. Ltd. Vessel broken up in 1930. Further background see Steam Tugs in South Australia by Parsons, 1972] [Grasmere = iron ship, 1364 gross ton, ON74488, 226.0 x 36.1 x 22.1. Built 1875 (12) Whitehaven, SB Co. Whitehaven. Owners: Fisher and Sprott, registered Liverpool. By the mid 1880s had been rigged down to a barque, and by 1910 had been sold to Norwegians who retained the same name. Although said to have been employed regularly in the Australian trade for many years apart from three trips to New Zealand (in 1883, 1885, and 1887 each time under charter to the New Zealand Shipping Company), information of her activities in Australia has proved difficult to locate. 'Last of the Windjammers' Vol. 1 p.168 and 170 notes some brief detail. (In which he draws a wrong conclusion, saying that her lengthy trips were a result of being rigged as a barque, against similar ships being rigged as a ship. The longest elapsed time for the trip was when she was rigged as a ship, her quicker times being after she was rigged down)].