Ship Name

Comet

Type

Extreme Clipper Ship (3 m)

Origins/Provenance

New York

Era

Heroic Age of Sail (1816-1865)

Year Launched

1851

Home Waters

California and China trades

Function

Commercial

Displacement (tons)

1836

Length (feet)

241

Beam (feet)

41

Draft (feet)

22

Hull

wood

Historical Note

Built by William H. Webb, with luxurious accommodations for more than 500 passengers. Record run from SF - NY of 76 days. Lost to fire at sea in 1865.

Related Image

external image boat5_comet_1855.jpg

Date: 1855
Image Id: 781

Record Id: 76