Valkyrie II (yacht)
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Valkyrie II during the 1893 cup races.
|Yacht Club:||Royal Yacht Squadron|
|America's Cup Year(s):||1893|
|Designer(s):||George Lennox Watson|
|Launched:||April 29, 1893|
|Fate:||sank July 5, 1894|
|Length:||35.84 m (117.6 ft) (LOA)
26.06 m (85.5 ft) (LWL)
|Beam:||6.80 m (22.3 ft)|
|Draft:||5.03 m (16.5 ft)|
Valkyrie II was a gaff-rigged cutter. She was designed by George Lennox Watson and built alongside HMY Britannia at the D&W Henderson shipyard, Meadowside, Partick on the River Clyde, Scotland in 1893 for owner Lord Dunraven of the Royal Yacht Squadron.
Valkyrie II had a steel frame, a wooden hull, and a pine deck.
Valkyrie II was launched on April 29, 1893, a week after Britannia, and sailed to the U.S. that October to compete in the eighth America's Cup. She lost to the Herreshoff-designed New York Yacht Club defender Vigilant, 0-3.
Valkyrie II existed for barely a single year. On July 5, 1894 this Cup contender collided with A. D. Clarke’s cutter yacht Satanita at the Mud Hook Regatta on the Firth of Clyde, killing one crewman. Valkyrie II broke up and sank nine minutes later.
- "G. L. Watson, Valkyrie II's Designer".
- "America's Cup's AC-clopaedia: Valkyrie II".
- "Ready for a great contest" (pdf). New York Times. 5 October 1893. - measurement of Valkyrie II for the America's Cup
- Edward Latham (1904). A Dictionary of Names, Nicknames and Surnames, of Persons, Places and Things. George Routledge & Sons Press. p. 318.
- Johnston, John S. "Photography of Valkyrie II and Valkyrie III".
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