An extreme clipper ship built in 1850 by Ewell & Jackson, East Boston, MA.
Dimensions 173'×37'_"×20' and tonnage 1080 tons OM and 778 tons NM.
There is a painting of the John Bertram by Clement Drew in the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA. Another paining in a private collection is illustrated in Lüden's Föhrer Seefahrer und ihre Schiffe (1989).
- 1850 December 9
- Launched at the shipyard of Ewell & Jackson, East Boston, MA, for Glidden & Williams, and Twombly & Lamson, of Boston, and Flint & Peabody, of San Francisco.
In command of Captain Frederick Lindholm.
- 1851 January 11 -
- Sailed from Boston to San Francisco in 143 days.
- 1851 December 12 -
- Sailed from Boston to San Francisco in 105 days.
- 1853 July 1 - October 24
- Sailed from Boston to San Francisco in 115 days.
- Sold to William F. Schmidt, Hamburg, for $ 45.000. Employed in the passenger trade between Hamburg and New York.
- Sold to R.M. Sloman, Hamburg.
- Sailed from Hamburg to New York in 22 days.
- Sailed from New York to Hamburg in 18 days.
- Sold to J. Rod & Son, Tonsburg. [Tønsberg?]
- 1882 June 19 - July 12
- Sailed from Quebec to London in __ days.
- 1883 February 22
- Sailed from New York for Rotterdam.
- 1883 March 17
- The Norwegian barque Oxo on route for London encountered the floating wreck of the John Bertram and rescued the crew.
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