Ship Name

Charles and Henry

Type

whale ship

Origins/Provenance

Nantucket

Era

Heroic Age of Sail (1816-1865)

Year Launched

1832

Home Waters

Pacific whaling grounds

Function

Commercial

Primary Propulsion

Wind/Sail

Crew

30

Historical Note

Well-ordered Nantucket whaler aboard which Herman Melville shipped for 5 months in 1842-43 as a boat steerer. Discharged in Hawaii.

Related People

Melville, Herman

Record ID: 252