Medium clipper ship built in 1853 by Greenman & Co., Mystic, CT, at a cost of $93.000.
Dimensions 218'8"×41'×27' and tonnage 1547 tons.
Rigged with double fore and main topsails, and three skysails. Later re-rigged as a barque in 1880s.
- 1853 October 18
- Launched at the shipyard of Greenman & Co., Mystic, CT, for Handy & Everett, New York, for their line of New York-Liverpool packets.
- Captain Joseph W. Spencer.
- 1855 January
- Sailed from Liverpool to Aden in 85 days.
- Sold to Lawrence Giles & Co., New York.
- 1857 March 19 - July 19
- Sailed from New York to San Francisco in 122 days.
- 1857 October 6 - January 9
- Sailed from San Francisco to Sandy Hook, New York, in 95 days.
- Captain Frederick W. Spencer.
- 1858 March 24 - July 19
- Sailed from New York to San Francisco in 117 days.
- 1858 October 17 - January 15
- Sailed from San Francisco to Sandy Hook, New York, in 89 days.
- Captain Peter E. Rowland.
- 1859 October 15 - January 16
- Sailed from San Francisco to New York in 93 days.
- 1859 March 16 - July 27
- Sailed from New York to San Francisco in 131 days.
- 1860 March 2 - July 3
- Sailed from New York to San Francisco in 123 days.
- Captain John A. Burgess, Somerset, MA.
- 1871 November 6 - February 17
- Sailed from New York to San Francisco in 103 days.
- 1874 April 20
- Cleared to sail from San Francisco for Liverpool with a cargo wheat when the crew mutinied and delayed the departure for five days.
- 1874 June 25
- Captain Burgess was washed overboard and drowned in a heavy gale off the Rio de la Plata. The mate John Anderson assumed command of the ship.
- 1874 August 10
- Arrived in Liverpool after a passage of 107 days.
- Captain John Anderson.
- The ownership of the David Crockett together with the other ships of George Howes & Co., New York, the
Young America, Black Hawk och Valparaiso were transferred John Rosenfeld, San Francisco.
- 1882 February 20 - July 27
- Sailed from New York to San Francisco in 157 days.
- Sold to Thomas Dunham's Nephew & Co., who later sold the ship to S.W. Carey who reduced her to barque rig.
- 1890 May
- Sold to Peter Wright & Son, Philadelphia, and converted into a coal barge.
- 1899 February
- Stranded on the Romer Shoal, New York Bay, and was broken apart by a week of winter gales.
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