The New Ship Nabob, of Boston.

This fine vessel is of a medium model between the extreme clipper and the packet ship, and is, therefore, well adapted either for the California and Calcutta trade, or the Southern and European trade. She is 193 feet long on deck, has 38 feet extreme breadth of beam, 24 feet depth of hold, and registers 1254 tons. She has a raking bow, and rounded lines, and has the representation of an eagle's head, for the finish of her cutwater under the bowsprit. Her stern is nearly semi-circular in outline, and is formed above the planksheer moulding, which is its base. It is very light and neat, and has a bronzed coat of arms in its centre; but as it was partly covered by hawsers, we could not decipher its design and motto. The run is long and clean, and will enable her to leave the water easily, and consequently to steer well. She has a lively sheer, finely rounded sides, and appears as if she would sail fast and work well.

The arrangements of her decks are like those of the general run of clippers, and consist of a topgallant forecastle, a house abaft the foremast for the crew, galley, &c., and a trunk cabin built into a half poop deck.

She has a spacious cabin, elegantly wainscotted with mahogany, satin and rose-wood, embellished with gilding, and it is tastefully furnished. Its staterooms are large, and are well lighted and ventilated, and contain the best of accommodations for passengers. Before the cabin is a large ant-room, which contains the pantry and state-rooms for the officers, and has an entrance which leads to the quarter deck. In the after cabin there is a staircase, which leads to the poop, and among other useful apartments, is a fine bath-room.

The ship, herself. has a superior white oak frame, and is ceiled, planked and kneed in the most substantial style -- is square fastened throughout, and liberally found in all her outfits.

Her fore and mainmasts are built, and her mizzenmast is of a single spar. Her lower masts, commencing with the fore, are:-- 80, 85, and 77 feet long, and the topmasts, 46, 48, and 36 feet; the lower yards, 71, 78, and 57 feet square, and the topsail yards, 57, 61, and 44 feet; the bowsprit is 20 feet outboard, and the jibboom is divided at 16 and 14 feet for the two jibs, and the other spars in proportion. She has Russia hemp, rigging, and appears well fitted aloft and able to bear her canvass nobly.

She has been built at Chelsea by Mr. Taylor, and is owned by Messrs. Wm. Appleton & Co. Capt. Dewhurst, an experienced and energetic sailor, commands her. She is now lying at the end of Lewis Wharf and in s few days will sail for New Orleans. We regret that we could not obtain the details of her fastening and construction, for, as far as we could see, she appears as strong and well built as any vessel of her class belonging to Boston.

Boston Daily Atlas, 1854, February 27.

Transcribed by Lars Bruzelius

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