Stornoway (clipper)

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United Kingdom
Name: Stornoway
Owner: Jardine Matheson
Builder: Alexander Hall and Sons, Aberdeen
Launched: 1850
Fate: Wrecked at the mouth of the Thames, 7 June 1873, on the Kentish Knock
General characteristics
  • 595 old measurement
  • 527 new measurement[1]
Length: 157.8 ft (48.1 m)[1]
Beam: 28.8 ft (8.8 m)[1]
Draught: 17.8 ft (5.4 m)[1]
Depth: 17.8 ft (5.4 m)[1]
Sail plan: fully rigged ship[1]

Stornoway was a British tea clipper built in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1850. She was owned by Jardine Matheson, and sold to Mackay & Co., London, in 1861. She is famous for her race with the clipper Chrysolite.[2][3][4] She was wrecked at the mouth of the Thames, 7 June 1873, on the Kentish Knock


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 MacGregor, David R. (1983). The Tea Clippers, Their History and Development 1833-1875. Conway Maritime Press Limited. p. 53. ISBN 0 85177 256 0.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Aberdeen City Council. "Aberdeen Ships – STORNOWAY". Retrieved 2011-09-24.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Sailing Ships: Stornoway (1850)". Retrieved 2011-09-24.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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