Ship Name

Charles W. Morgan

Type

whaleship (3 m)

Origins/Provenance

New Bedford, Mass.

Era

Heroic Age of Sail (1816-1865)

Year Launched

1841

Home Waters

Pacific whale grounds

Function

Commercial

Displacement (tons)

314

Length (feet)

111

Beam (feet)

28

Draft (feet)

14

Primary Propulsion

Wind/Sail

Propulsion Specifications

3-masted; square-rigged

Hull

wood

Crew

26

Historical Note

One of the more successful and last surviving sailing whaleship ever built. Docked at Mystic Seaport. Re-rigged as a bark.

Related Images

external image boat0_charles_w_morgan_0000.jpg
Image Id: 734 I

Related Institutions

Mystic Seaport Museum

Record Id: 71