Ship Name

Andrew Jackson

Type

clipper (3 m)

Origins/Provenance

Mystic, Conn. - built

Era

Heroic Age of Sail (1816-1865)

Year Launched

1855

Home Waters

New York - San Francisco

Function

Commercial

Displacement (tons)

1679

Length (feet)

220

Beam (feet)

41

Draft (feet)

22

Primary Propulsion

Wind/Sail

Hull

wood

Historical Note

Distinctive round stern; many fast passages to San Francisco (89 days) under the hard driving Captain John Williams

Related Source

Ships of the World: An Historical Encyclopedia (1997)

Related Images

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Clipper ship used on the NYC-San Francisco route in the 1850s Image Id: 2068 I

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Advertisement for clipper service to California (1855)
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