An extreme clipper ship built in 1852 by William H. Webb, New York, as Yard No. 72.
Dimensions 190'×37'8"×21'6" and tonnage 1257,46 tons Old Measurement.
The hull was diagonally braced with iron and the half poop cabin extended almost to the main mast.
- 1852 September 9
- Launched at the shipyard of William H. Webb, New York, for George B. Daniels et al., New York.
- 1852 October 15 - January 27
- Sailed from New York to San Francisco in 104 days under command of Captain Ashbel Hubbard. Cutler indicates a brief stop at Rio de Janeiro.
- 1853 February 12 - May 8
- Sailed from San Francisco to New York in 85 days. The Comet which sailed one day later arrived to New York on the same day.
From San Francisco to the Equator in 11 days 10 hours.
The time for the round trip, including time in port at San Francisco, was 210 days which is the second best on record.
- 1853 June 23 - October 7
- Sailed from New York to San Francisco in 106 days.
- Sailed from San Francisco to Hong Kong in 44 days.
- 1854 February 12 - May 24
- Sailed from Canton to London in 98 days. [Cutler has Macao as port of departure and Howes & Matthews have Hong Kong.]
- 1854 September 15
- Sailed from New York to Melbourne.
- 1855 October 8 - January 26
- Sailed from Shanghai to London in 93 days. [Howes & Matthews have Jan. 9.]
- 1856 May 18 - September 19
- Sailed from New York to San Francisco in 124 days.
- Sailed to Valparaiso to load copper ore at Copiapo for Baltimore.
- 1857 May 30 - September 10
- Sailed from New York to San Francisco in 102 days. The value of the freight was only $ 18.275.
- 1857 November 1
- Sailed from San Francisco for New York with a cargo of wheat and hides valued at $ 150.000. 42 days out she spoke the clipper Starlight east of Cape Horn.
- 1858 February 14
- Stranded at Brigantine Beach, New Jersey, on voyage from New York to San Francisco. At the loss the ship was valued at $ 50.000.
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