Kosmopoliet

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Career (Netherlands)
Name: Kosmopoliet
Owner: Gebr. Blussé (Dordrecht)
Builder: Cornelis Gips and Sons, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Launched: Nov. 29, 1854
General characteristics
Class & type: Dutch clipper
Tons burthen: 800 tons
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship
Career (Netherlands)
Name: Kosmopoliet II
Launched: 1865
General characteristics
Tons burthen: 1200 tons
Career (Netherlands)
Name: Kosmopoliet III
Launched: 1871
General characteristics
Tons burthen: 1548 tons

Kosmopoliet I (800 tons) is said to have been one of the first Dutch clippers.

Kosmopoliet I[edit]

She was launched on 29 November, 1854 by the shipyard of Cornelis Gips and Sons in Dordrecht, The Netherlands, for the account of the shipping company of Gebr. Blussé (Dordrecht), inspired by a model of a medium-clipper presented in 1852 at an exhibition in Amsterdam by the Dutch lieutenant-commander M.H. Jansen.

The Kosmopoliet carried both cargo and passengers. She was full rigged and carried royals and skysails on all three masts.

Though a voyage from Holland to Java (port to port) normally took a 100 days or more, the Kosmopoliet completed her maiden voyage in 89 days. Later she did the passage in 76, 74 and 77 days.

Kosmopoliet II and Kosmopoliet III[edit]

In 1865 the Kosmopoliet II (1200 tons) was launched, followed by Kosmopoliet III in 1871, which measured 1548 tons.

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