An extreme composite clipper ship built in 1865 by Robert Steele & Co., Greenock.
Dimensions: 197'6"×33'7"×21'0" and tonnage: 886 NRT and 847 tons under deck.
She had double topsails on the fore and main masts and was equipped with a
single mizzen roller-reefing topsail of Cunningham's patent.
- Launched at the shipyard of Robert Steele & Co., Greenock, for MacDunn. Her first master was Captain McDougall.
- Captain Richard Robinson replaced Captain McDougall.
- 1866 December 13
- Was completely dis-masted down to the lower
iron masts off Ushant.
- 1867 June 16 - September 23
- Sailed from Woosung to London with 1.255.041 pounds of tea in 96 days land to land.
- 1867 October 26 - February 5
- Sailed from London to Hong Kong in 94 days from Cowes.
- Sailed from Foochow to London with a cargo of tea in 98 days, beaten by Spindrift with 23 hours.
- 1868 October 3 - January 10
- Sailed from London to Hong Kong in 99 days.
- 1869 July 17 - October 14
- Sailed from Foochow to London with a cargo of tea in 89 days, which is the best passage on record.
- Sold to Visram Ibrahim, India, and was put on the India -
Mauritius trade under command of Captain C.W. Brebner.
- Sold to Persian owners.
- 1895 October 1
- Is supposed to have foundered in a cyclone off
the Sands Head, Calcutta, with a cargo of salt from the Red Sea.
Updated 1996-09-02 by
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Copyright © 1996 Lars Bruzelius.