An extreme clipper ship built in 1852 by George Raynes, Portsmouth, NH. Her
dimensions were 145'×31'9"×19' and tonnage 668 tons.
The ship was named after an important business contact of the owners in China and the figurehead was a Chinese [?] dragon.
- 1852 October 2
- Launched at the shipyard of George Raynes, Portsmouth, NH, for Olyphant & Co., New York. Captain Jacob D. Whitmore was given command of the ship.
- 1852 November 24 - March 19
- Sailed from New York to San
Francisco in 115 days. She sailed 2666 miles in the first 14 days and was
within 153 miles of the Equator or in 2°33'N 13 days out.
- Sailed from San Francisco to Whampoa in via Honolulu, the last leg took
- 1853 August 15 - December 9
- Sailed from Whampoa to New York in 116 days or
74 days from Anjer.
- 1854 February 9 - June 12
- Sailed from Philadelphia to San Francisco in 122
days [Cutler has 123 days].
- Sailed from San Francisco to Honolulu in 14 days.
- Sailed from Honolulu to Shanghai in 31 days.
- 1854 September 14
- Sailed from Shanghai for New York with a
cargo of a value at $300.000.
- 1855 January 12
- Wrecked on the outer shoal off Cape Hatteras.
The ship was valued at $40.000 at the time of the loss.
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