Star of India
A wooden full-rigged ship built in 1861 by Alexander Stephen, Dundee.
Dimensions 190'4"×34'2"×22'1" and tonnage 1102 GRT, 1040 NRT and 934 tons under deck.
- 1861 July
- Launched at the shipyard of Alexander Stephen, Dundee, for Joseph Somes.
Assigned the official British Reg. No. 43925 and signal TRBH.
- Sailed from Dundee to Calcutta under command of Captain H. Morris.
- 1873 September 23 - January 1
- Sailed from London to Lyttleton in 97 days. In the South Atlantic the Isabella Kerr, which was on fire, was assisted with provisions and medical health.
- 1874 July 31 - November 10
- Sailed from London - Wellington in 102 days.
- Owner: Merchant Shipping Company, London; Captain H.D. Roe [LR 1879-1888].
- Sold to Captain Michelsen, Sandefjord, Norway.
- Was abandoned in mid-Atlantic. The floating wreck was sighted south of the Equator by the barque Criffel on voyage from Cardiff to Tquique.
- Square-rigged ships, general references.
- Lubbock, Basil: The Romance of the Clipper Ships.
Hennel Locke Ltd, London, 1948.
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