Stornoway (clipper)

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Career (United Kingdom)
Name: Stornoway
Owner: Jardine Matheson
Builder: Alexander Hall and Sons, Aberdeen
Launched: 1850
Fate: Wrecked at the mouth of the Thames, 7 June 1873, on the Kentish Knock
General characteristics
Tons burthen: 506 tons
Length: 157 feet 8 inches (48.06 m)
Beam: 28 feet 8 inches (8.74 m)
Draught: 17 feet 8 inches (5.38 m)

Stornoway was a British tea clipper built in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1850. She was owned by Jardine Matheson, and sold to Mackay & Co., London, in 1861. She is famous for her race with the clipper Chrysolite.[1][2][3] She was wrecked at the mouth of the Thames, 7 June 1873, on the Kentish Knock

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Aberdeen City Council. "Aberdeen Ships – STORNOWAY". Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  2. ^ "Sailing Ships: Stornoway (1850)". Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  3. ^ Lubbock, Basil (1921). The Colonial Clippers (2nd ed.). Glasgow: James Brown & Son. pp. ii. OCLC 1750412. 

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