Ship Name

America

Type

Schooner

Origins/Provenance

New York built

Era

Heroic Age of Sail (1816-1865)

Year Launched

1851

Displacement (tons)

180

Length (feet)

102

Beam (feet)

23

Draft (feet)

11

Primary Propulsion

Wind/Sail

Propulsion Specifications

2 masts

Hull

wood

Historical Note

Oceangoing racing schooner challenged British yachts in 1851 around the Isle of Wight. Winner -- and namesake -- of first of what became the America's Cup yacht races.

Related Images

external image boat6_america_1891.jpg
Date: 1891
Image Id: 792 I

Related Source

Ships of the World: An Historical Encyclopedia (1997)