Ship Name

American Whaling Ship

Type

ship, bark, brig

Origins/Provenance

Nantucket/New Bedford

Era

Heroic Age of Sail (1816-1865)

Displacement (tons)

140

Length (feet)

85

Primary Propulsion

Wind/Sail

Propulsion Specifications

3-masted/10-12 sails

Hull

wooden

Crew

30

Historical Note

Distinquished by their 3/4 whale boats on davits over both sides; platforms on masts for lookouts; try-works amidships for processing whale blubber into oil for stowing in barrels

Related Images

external image boat0_charles_w_morgan_0000.jpg

Related People

Falk, Caitlin Shea, Nicholas

Related Vessels

Charles W. Morgan, Pequod, Charles and Henry, Plough Boy,

Related Source

Plough Boy Journals

External Links

Nicholas Shea, American Whaling Ships," November 14, 2006. Student project for History 4410x, Barnard College, Columbia University. Deck plan of the New bedord whaling ship __Alice Knowles__ "American Whaling Vessels in the 19th Century, a web presentation by Caitlin Falk, Novmber 21, 2006