THE NEW CLIPPER SHIP HUSSAR. — This fine vessel is designed to stow a large cargo and sail fast. She is about 721 tons, has rounded lines, a square stern, and finely formed outline. She has a carved and gilded billet head, ornamental carved work upon her stern; is sheathed with yellow metal, and painted black. She has a waist of 9 strakes, defined between the mouldings of the upper wale and planksheer.
All her accommodations are on deck. She has a small topgallant forecastle, a large house amidships for the crew, the galley, and other purposes, and a trunk cabin, built into a half poop deck, with standing room and a wheel house abaft the trunk. Her cabins -- for she has two -- are handsomely grained and gilded, and tastefully furnished.
Her length on deck, between perpendiculars, is 151 feet; breadth of beam 33 feet 10 inches, and depth of hold 21 feet, including 7½ feet height of between decks. She is built of oak, copper fastened, seasoned with salt, and Emerson's patent ventilators, and Crane's self-acting chain stoppers. In outfits and materials she is all a ship of her class ought to be, and viewed as a whole, is a good looking vessel.
Her lower masts, commencing with the fore, rake 1 1/8, 1 3/8 and 1 5/8ths of an inch to the foot, and are 71, 75, and 66½ feet long. The lower yards are 62, 68 and 50 feet square, and the other spars in proportion. She has Russian hemp rigging, and the chain and iron work aloft and about the bowsprit now in general use.
She is now loading in Winsor's line of San Francisco clippers, and lies near the end of Commercial wharf. Capt. Lucas, an enterprising and skilful sailor, commands her, and will, no doubt, make her do her best.
She was built at Newburyport, by Mr. Jackman, and is owned by Messrs. Bush & Wilder, and others, of this city.
Transcribed by Lars Bruzelius.
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