The Great Tea Race of 1866 between the Taeping and the Ariel
|Builder:||Robert Steele & Company, Greenock|
|Class and type:||Clipper|
The Taeping was a clipper ship built in 1863 by Robert Steele & Company of Greenock and owned by Captain Alexander Rodger of Cellardyke, Fife. Taeping participated in The Great Tea Race of 1866 and narrowly defeated the Ariel. The ship's captain was Donald MacKinnon (Dòmhnall ’ic Nèill ’ic Dhòmnaill Ruaidh) of Heanish, Isle of Tiree. Wrecked September 22, 1871 on Ladd's Reef in the China Sea.
- Lubbock, Basil (1919). The China Clippers (4th ed.). Glasgow: James Brown & Son. p. 155.
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