A royal-yard rigged wooden clipper ship built in 1854 by Toby &
Littlefield, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Her dimensions were 222'2"×44'4"×19'4" and
tonnage: 1942 ton (old measurements), 1616 ton (British), 1061 under deck
- 1854 May 25
- Launched at the shipyard of Toby & Littlefield,
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, for Glidden & Williams, Boston.
The commander on the first voyage, which was Boston - Callao in 97 days, was
[Howe & Matthews have September 29 as launch date]
- Ran foul of the Jane Leach and lost her figurehead.
- Stuck on the dock sill at Wellington Dock, Liverpool, which
broke her back. Sold for $ 9000.
- Sailed from New York to San Francisco in 128 days.
After that San Francisco - Callao in 53 days and then Callao - Hampton Roads in
69 days. The last voyage for the year was Boston - San Francisco, 140 days.
- Sailed from New York to Melbourne in 105 days under
command of Captain Blaney.
Melbourne - Hong Kong, 53 days.
Anjer - New York, 79 days.
Captain James G. Foster, Boston - San Francisco, 97 days.
San Francisco - New York, 98 days.
- Sailed from New York to San Francisco in 114 days.
San Francisco - New York, 101 days.
New York - San Francisco, 105 days, under command of Captain Horton.
San Francisco - Callao, 52 days.
Callao - London, 80 days.
- 1862 April 29
- Missed stays while beating out of the Golden
Gates, San Francisco, and went ashore at Fort Point. Repairs at the Mare
Island Navy Yard costed $22.000. When ready for sea she dragged her anchors
and drifted on to the clipper ship Phantom and caused damages to the
rigging for $3000.
- 1862 October 12 - December 31
- Sailed from Callao to London in 80 days with a cargo of guano.
- 1863 March
- Sold to Mackay & Baines, London, for £ 10.750
and was renamed Royal Dane.
- 1866 August 18
- Sold to J.P. Foulkes, London.
- On charter to the Black Ball Line.
- 1875 [?]
- Sold to John Harris, London.
- Wrecked on the coast of Chile on voyage from Callao to
Liverpool with a cargo of guano.
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