Hallowe'en (clipper)

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 United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Owner: John Willis & Son, London
Builder: Maudslay, Son & Field, Greenwich, England
Launched: June 4, 1870
Status: Wrecked 1887
General characteristics
Class and type: Iron clipper ship
Tons burthen: 970,99 GRT
Length: 216 ft 6 in (65.99 m)
Beam: 35 ft 2 in (10.72 m)
Draught: 20 ft 5 in (6.22 m)
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship [1]

Hallowe’en was a 920-ton iron clipper ship. She was built in 1870 by Maudslay, Son & Field at Greenwich, England, for John "Jock" "White Hat" Willis, and was a sister ship to the clipper ship Blackadder.

Due to faults in Blackadder, which caused dismasting on her maiden voyage, Hallowe’en was not handed over to Willis for nearly 18 months after her launch due to protracted legal action.

Record passage from China to London[edit]

In 1874-1875, Hallowe’en sailed from Shanghai China, to London with a cargo of tea in 91 days, a record time, arriving 20 January 1875. She was fast in light airs and recorded many fast passages between China and the United Kingdom.

In 1887, Hallowe’en was on passage from Foochow, China, loaded with tea when she was wrecked in the English Channel at Sewer Mill Cove off Salcombe, South Devon, England.[1]


  1. ^ a b Bruzelius, Lars (1996-08-24). "Sailing Ships "Hallowe'en"". Hallowe'en. The Maritime History Virtual Archives. Retrieved Feb 12, 2011.