Ship Name

Empress of China

Type

ship (3 m)

Origins/Provenance

Boston/New York

Era

Maritime Republic (1751-1815)

Year Launched

1783

Home Waters

Pacific Ocean

Function

Commercial

Displacement (tons)

400

Length (feet)

104

Beam (feet)

28

Draft (feet)

16

Propulsion Specifications

3-masted; square-rigged

Hull

wood

Armament

10 x 9#; 4 x 6#l

Crew

53

Historical Note

First America-flag ship to sail to China; sailed from/to New York by way of Cape of Good Hope, both going and coming. February 1784-May 1785

Related Images

external image boat6_empress_of_china_1880.jpg

Date: 1880
Image ID: 793

Record ID: 62