SS Ravenscrag

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The SS Ravenscrag (in some records spelled Ravenscraig) was a British barque, historically most famous for bringing Portuguese immigrants Joao Fernandes, Augusto Dias, Jose do Espirito Santo and Manuel Nunes to the islands, as these men are considered to have introduced the ukulele to Hawaii. The ship was the second ship of Portuguese immigrants to arrive in Honolulu, reaching Honolulu on August 23rd 1879, having been preceded by the SS Priscilla in August 23 1879.[1]

The Ravenscrag, described as "an iron vessel of 1,169 tons", built in Greenock in 1893, was reported lost at sea on 7 April 1898 after failing to arrive at the Peruvian port of Callao.[2]