Lammermuir (1856 clipper)

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Lammermuir built in 1856.
United Kingdom
Namesake: Lammermuir Hills
Launched: 1856
Homeport: London
Fate: Wrecked 31 December 1863[1](p104)
Notes: designed by William Pile, Sunderland
General characteristics
Class and type: Tea Clipper
Tonnage: 952 NRT
Length: hull: 178 ft 0 in (54.25 m)
Beam: 34 ft 0 in (10.36 m)
Depth: 22 ft 0 in (6.71 m)

Lammermuir, named for the Lammermuir Hills, was an extreme clipper ship.


Lammermuir measured 178'0" × 34'0" × 22'0", with tonnage 952 NRT. Built in 1856 by William Pile of Sunderland for John "Jock" "White Hat" Willis & Son, London, it was the favorite ship of its owner.

Loss of the ship[edit]

When she was wrecked on the Amherst Reef in the Macclesfield Channel, Gaspar Strait on 31 December 1863, Willis commissioned another ship by the same name, the Lammermuir of 1864.

The wreck of the original Lammermuir was still visible above the water line in August 1866 when the new Lammermuir sailed past en route to China.


  1. ^ MacGregor, David R. (1983). The Tea Clippers, Their History and Development 1833-1875. Conway Maritime Press Limited. ISBN 0 85177 256 0. 
  • Hudson Taylor & China’s Open Century Volume Four:: Survivors’ Pact; Alfred James Broomhall; Hodder and Stoughton and Overseas Missionary Fellowship, 1983

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