Chariot of Fame
Medium clipper ship built in 1853 by Donald McKay, East Boston, MA.
Dimensions 220'×43'×27'6" and tonnage 2050 34/95 tons old measurement.
It is said that she came to her end in January, 1876, being abandoned when bound from Chincha Islands to Cork. [Richard McKay]
- 1853 April
- Launched at the shipyard of Donald McKay, East Boston, MA, for Enoch Train & Co., Boston, MA.
- Captain Allen H. Knowles.
- 1854 January 11 - February 26
- Sailed from Liverpool to Boston with a cargo valued at £ 100.000. Had to seek shelter in the harbour of Provincetown in a snowstorm from where she was later towed to Boston by R.B. Forbes.
- 1856 May 27
- Sailed from New York to Acapulco in 145 days.
- 1858 January 7 - May 13
- Sailed from New York to San Francisco in 126 days with a cargo of 3600 tons.
- 1859 April 3 - August 3
- Sailed from New York to San Francisco in 117 days.
- 1859 September 22 - November 5
- Sailed from San Francisco to Valparaiso in 44 days.
- 1860 March 10 - June 19
- Sailed from Chincas Islands, Callao, to Baltimore with a cargo of guano at $15 per ton.
- 1860 December 27
- Sailed from Baltimore to San Francisco in 143 days under command of Captain Hubbard.
- 1861 February 20 - July 11
- Sailed from San Francisco to Liverpool in 141 days.
- Sold in London.
- Sold to Wilson & Chambers, Liverpool. Captain Kerr was given command of the vessel.
- Sold to J. Patton, South Shields.
- Her name is not listed in Lloyd's Register of Shipping.
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