An extreme clipper ship built in 1851 by Fernald & Pettigrew, Portsmouth, NH.
Dimensions 225'×41'×23' and tonnage 1611 tons OM and 1215 tons NM. [1851? tons]
Listed as late as 1872.
- 1851 February 18
- Launched fully rigged at the shipyard of Fernald & Pettigrew, Portsmouth, NH, for D. & A. Kingsland & Co., New York.
- 1851 - 1854
- In command of Captain Charles H. Salter, Portsmouth, NH.
- 1851 March 12 - March 26
- Sailed from Portsmouth, NH, to Liverpool in 13 days and 22 hours.
- 1851 April 20 - May 17
- Sailed from Liverpool to New York in 27 days with 393 passengers.
- 1851 August 2 - November 18
- Sailed from New York to San Francisco in 108 days.
- Sailed from San Francisco to Calcutta in 79 days.
- Sailed from Calcutta to London in 107 days. The passage from Sand's Head to the Cape of Good Hope took 37 days, a passage time only equalled by Witch of the Wave.
- Sailed from Liverpool to New York in 25 days.
- 1853 June 27
- Struck the Mile Rock, off the South Head, when leaving the San Francisco harbour for China and had to return for repairs.
- 1853 February 21 - June 8
- Sailed from New York to San Francisco in 137 days.
- 1853 November 4 - February 21
- Sailed from Shanghai to London in 109 with a cargo of tea.
- 1858 April 2
- Lost all the topmasts in a heavy squall near the Atlantic
- Sold at Singapore for $ 39.000 to a British company.
- Sold to John Martin & Sons, Dublin, and was renamed Indomitable.
- Clipper ships, general references.
- Fairburn, William Armstrong: Merchant Sail.
Fairburn Education Foundation, Inc., Center Lover, ME, 1945-1955. 6 vols.
li>Howe, Octavius T. & Matthews, Fredric C.: American Clipper
Ships 1833-1858. Volume II. Malay - Young Mechanic.
Argosy Antiquarian, New York, 1967/1926 (facs.).
Updated 1998-04-12 by Lars Bruzelius.
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