Leander (clipper)

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Owner: Joseph Somes, Merchant Shipping Co, London
Builder: J G Lawrie of Glasgow
Launched: 1867
Acquired: R. Anderson of London, Ross & Company
Owner: Seyed Youssouf bin Ahmed Zuwawee
Acquired: 1895
Renamed: Nusrool Mujeed
Fate: Broken up in 1901
General characteristics
Length: 215.5 ft (65.7 m)[1]
Beam: 35.2 ft (10.7 m)[1]
Depth: 20.7 ft (6.3 m)[1]
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship, re-rigged as barque in 1890s
Notes: British Reg. No. 56878. Signal, HSGM[2]

Leander was a composite built clipper ship. She was designed by Bernard Waymouth, and built in 1867 by J G Lawrie of Glasgow for Joseph Somes. She had a particularly extreme hull shape, with a coefficient of under-deck tonnage of 0.54, a very low figure. She was at her best in light winds and performed well to windward or in a head sea. Being somewhat tender if pressed in heavy weather, she had to carry so much ballast that she was down to her marks before being fully laden.[1]

Ship history[edit]

Before 1871, Leander sailed between London and the Far East (China) and later from China to New York City. She was in the tea trade until 1879. Re-rigged as a barque in the 1890s, the ship was sold to R. Anderson of London, then to Ross & Company. Her last owner was Seyed Youssouf bin Ahmed Zuwawee of Oman and was renamed Nusrool Mujeed in 1895 and broken up in 1901.


  1. ^ a b c d e MacGregor, David R. (1983). The Tea Clippers, Their History and Development 1833-1875. Conway Maritime Press Limited. pp. 180–182. ISBN 0 85177 256 0. 
  2. ^ Bruzelius, Lars (1998-08-19). "Clipper Ships: Leander (1867)". Leander. The Maritime History Virtual Archives. Retrieved 8 June 2010. 

External links[edit]

The lines of Leander with stern as originally designed