Shamrock IV

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Shamrock IV
Shamrock IV
Yacht Club:  Royal Ulster Yacht Club
Nation:  United Kingdom
America's Cup Year(s): 1920
Designer(s): Charles Ernest Nicholson
Launched: 26 May 1914
Owner(s): Sir Thomas Lipton
Skipper(s): William P. Burton
Fate: Broken up 1932
Displacement: 108.3 tonnes
Length: 33.63 m (110.3 ft) (LOA)
22.86 m (75.0 ft) (LWL)
Beam: 6.35 m (20.8 ft)
Draft: 4.16 m (13.6 ft)
Sail Area: 971.70 m2 (10,459.3 sq ft)

Shamrock IV was a yacht owned by Sir Thomas Lipton and designed by Charles Ernest Nicholson. She was the unsuccessful challenger in the 1920 America's Cup.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "First Yacht Race For America's Cup Starts, Noon Today" (pdf). New York Times. 15 July 1920. Retrieved 2010-10-15. 
  2. ^ "America's Cup's AC-clopaedia: Shamrock IV". Retrieved 2012-04-22.