Some Early British Tea Clippers Part III

By D.R. MacGregor, published November 1948


The article begins with a brief discussion of two clippers launched in 1854 (Vision and Spirit of the Age). The author then discusses notable passages by British tea clippers in 1854/55, characterizing the year 1854 as “the first year in which a number of British vessels distinguished themselves” in the continuing competition with American ships. Tables giving information on selected 1854/55 passages, and details of all the clippers mentioned in the three-part series conclude the piece.

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Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Ship Handling & Seamanship

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