Leander (clipper)

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Leander
Career (United Kingdom)  United Kingdom
Owner: Joseph Somes, Merchant Shipping Co, London
Builder: J G Lawrie of Glasgow
Launched: 1867
Acquired: R. Anderson of London, Ross & Company
Career (Oman)  Oman
Owner: Seyed Youssouf bin Ahmed Zuwawee
Acquired: 1895
Renamed: Nusrool Mujeed
Fate: Broken up in 1901
General characteristics
Tons burthen: 848 tons net
Length: 215 ft. 5 in.
Beam: 35 ft. 2 in.
Draught: 20 ft. 7 in.
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship, re-rigged as barque in 1890s
Notes: British Reg. No. 56878. Signal, HSGM[1]

Leander was a composite built clipper ship. She was designed by Bernard Waymouth, and built in 1867 by J G Lawrie of Glasgow for Joseph Somes.

Ship history[edit]

Before 1871, Leander sailed between London and the Far East (China) and later from China to New York City. She was in the tea trade until 1879. Re-rigged as a barque in the 1890s, the ship was sold to R. Anderson of London, then to Ross & Company. Her last owner was Seyed Youssouf bin Ahmed Zuwawee of Oman and was renamed Nusrool Mujeed in 1895 and broken up in 1901.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bruzelius, Lars (1998-08-19). "Clipper Ships: Leander (1867)". Leander. The Maritime History Virtual Archives. Retrieved June 8, 2010. 

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