W. & F.H. Whittemore,
Boston; later, Samuel G. Reed & Co.
Robert E. Jackson,
East Boston, MA
Roswell Sprague in a gale at Bremerhaven, October 1861
N. Larco, agent for the Peruvian Government
Abandoned off the coast of Mexico, October 1875, en route from Port Discovery to Peru, after damage during a gale.
Camille Cavour's wreck drifted ashore at Manzanillo.
Coolie ship in the guano trade
Class & type:
Extreme clipper, designed by Samuel Hartt Pook
206 ft (63 m)
38 ft 4 in (11.68 m)
23 ft (7.0 m)
[1 ] [2 ]
was an extreme Challenger clipper ship built in East Boston in 1853. She sailed in the San Francisco trade, and later in the guano trade in Peru.
Voyages [ edit ]
Challenger made two voyages from Boston to San Francisco, in 112 and 134 days, and five voyages from New York to San Francisco, in 115 to 133 days. In 1861, she "collided with the ship Roswell Sprague in a gale in the roadstead of Bremerhaven." [1 ]
Guano trade and shipwreck [ edit ]
Challenger was sold to the Peruvian Government, and renamed She was "used in the transport of Camille Cavour. Chinese coolies to the guano islands."
In 1875, she was "damaged in a gale on voyage from Port Discovery to Peru and was abandoned off the coast of Mexico. The wreck drifted ashore at
Manzanillo." [1 ]
References [ edit ]
American-built early clippers (in year order)
extreme clippers, 1845–50 (in year order)
American-built extreme clippers, 1851–55
medium clippers, 1851–55
American-built clippers and medium clippers, 1856–59
American-built clippers and medium clippers, 1860s
British-built "Aberdeen" clippers, 1839–58
British-built newer style clippers, 1859–70
American designers and builders
British designers and builders
Surviving 19th century clippers