An extreme clipper ship built in 1853 by William Cramp, Kensington, PA, as Yard No. 67.
Dimensions 172'×34'3"×19' and tonnage 938 tons.
- 1853 August 15
- Launched at the shipyard of William Cramp, Kensington, PA, for Stilman S. Bishop & Co., Philadelphia, PA. Later owned by Bucknor & McGammon, Philadelphia, PA.
- 1853 September 25 - February 9
- Sailed from Philadelphia to San Francisco in 136 days in command of Captain Benjamin Johnson.
- 1854 February 24
- Sailed from San Francisco to Iquique in 46 days.
- 1854 May 18
- Sailed from Arica to Philadelphia in 89 days.
- 1854 November 13 - March 14
- Sailed from Philadelphia to San Francisco in 121 days.
- Sailed from Sand Heads, Calcutta, to Delaware Capes in 104 days.
- 1856 March 17 - August 12
- Sailed from Philadelphia to San Francisco in 148 days [144 days claimed] under command of Captain Johnson.
- Sailed from San Francisco to Callao 49 days.
- Sold at auction for $26.000.
- 1860 January 17 - June 7
- Sailed from Philadelphia to San Francisco in 140 days under command of Captain Johnson.
- 1861 September 2
- Sold to the United States Government for $37.500 and equipped as a cruiser armed with eight 32-pounder guns and one rifled Butler gun.
- 1861 November 21
- Commissioned and assigned to the West Gulf Blockading Squadron.
- 1863 January 21
- Capture by the two armed cotton-clad Confederate steamers, Uncle Ben and Josiah A. Bell off the coast of Texas.
- 1863 January 23
- Burned off the Sabine Pass.
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