Coeur de Lion
A clipper ship built in 1854 by George Raynes, Portsmouth, NH, USA.
Dimensions 182'×36'×22' and tonnage 1098 tons. Swedish measurement
was 889 tons.
- 1854 January 3
- Launched at the shipyard of George Raynes,
Portsmouth, NH, for George W. Tucker in the same city.
- 1854 February 5
- Left Boston for San Francisco where she arrived
after 133 days.
- 1855 April 4 - August 2
- Sailed from New York to San Francisco in 121
- 1856 December 8
- Arrived at Calcutta with British troops from
Hong Kong after 26 days.
- Sold the Russian-American Fur Company and was renamed the
- 1871 January 9
- Bought by C.A. Svahn, Kungsbacka, Sweden, from Hans
Smith & Fedor Parlour, Kronstadt, and Fedor Tschetschuvin, Helsingfors, for £ 2250.
- B.L. Hammarberg, Kungsbacka, Sweden, became the managing owner.
- Sold to Peter Leffler, Gothenburg.
- Sold to Johan Frans Skantze, Kungsbacka.
- 1900 March
- Sold to Sigrid Björkegren & Co., Simrishamn, Sweden, and was re-rigged as a barque.
- Registered as owned by the Rederi AB Zaritza
(L.J. Björkegren & Co.), Simrishamn, Sweden,
- Sailed from Söderhamn to London with a cargo of deals.
- 1915 May
- Sold to Ernst Beckman, Kivik, for SEK 19.500.
- 1915 September 1
- Sank after a collision in the Baltic with SS
- Clipper ships, general references.
- Brighton, Ray: Clippers of the Port of Portsmouth and the
Men Who Built Them.
Peter E. Randall, Portsmouth, NH, 1984: 8vo, 178 pp, ill.
Portsmouth Marine Society Publication Five.
- Ericsson, Anders: Svenska barkskepp och fullriggare under cirka 100
- [McLean, Duncan]: The New Clipper Ship Coeur de Lion, of Boston.
The Boston Daily Atlas, 1854, January 23.
- Ramgren, Björn: Barkskeppet Zaritza av Cimbrishamn.
Båtologen Ärg. 34, Viken, 1996. pp 202-204, ill.
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