Lord of the Isles
An iron tea clipper built in 1853 by Robert Scott & Co., Greenock.
Dimensions: 185'×27'8"×18'5" and tonnage: 770 tons OM and 691 tons NM.
The beams to length ration was 6,89.
- Launched at the shipyard of Robert Scott & Co., Greenock, for Maxton & Co., Greenock. Command of the ship was given to Captain Peter Maxton late of the Menam.
- 1853 November 12 - February 1
- Sailed from Greenock to Sydney in 74 days from Tuskar Light, Liverpool, or 81 days from the Clyde.
- 1854 March 21 - June 27
- Sailed from Sydney with a cargo of wool, gum and sundries to London in 98 days.
- 1854 August 30 - December 2
- Sailed from Southampton to Adelaide in 94 days with 308 Government emigrants.
- 1855 March 24 - June 28
- Sailed from Shanghai to London in 96 days with a cargo of tea. Captain P. Maxton.
- 1856 June 10 - October 17
- Sailed from Foochow to London in 127 days. Docked as the first ship less than an hour before the Maury, 124 days from Foochow.
- 1856 October 19 - January 25
- Sailed from Portsmouth to Hong Kong in 103 days or 98 days from Land's End.
- 1857 August 25 - January 13
- Sailed from Shanghai to London in 141 days.
- 1858 April 22 - July 28
- Sailed from the Downs to Yangtze pilot 97 days.
- 1858 November 29 - February 27
- Sailed from Shanghai to London in 90 days (87 days land to land) with 1030 tons of tea. Under command of Captain W. Jamieson.
- 1859 November 13 - March 14
- Sailed from Whampoa to London in 122 days.
- 1860 October 23 - February 18
- Sailed from Whampoa to London in 118 days.
- 1861 October 2 - February 3
- Sailed from Whampoa to London in 124 days.
- 1862 July 24
- Destroyed by fire at 115°50'E 12°13'N on voyage from Greenock to Hong Kong with general cargo. The cause of the fire was believed to have been "Spontaneous combustions of some bales of felt placed in juxtaposition with bundles of
railroad iron in the lowerhold". Captain Davies was in command.
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