Ship Name

Reliance

Type

sloop

Origins/Provenance

Bristol, R.I.

Era

Age of Steam and Steel (1866-1920)

Year Launched

1902

Home Waters

Narragansett Bay/Atlantic

Function

Recreation

Length (feet)

144

Draft (feet)

19

Primary Propulsion

Wind/Sail

Propulsion Specifications

16,000 sq.ft of sail

Historical Note

Built by Nathaniel G. Herreshoff for NYY Club consortium to fend off challenge for America's Cup in 1903 by Sir Thomas Lipton

Related Images

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Racing sloop built by Nathaniel G. Herreshoff for America's Cup defense in 1903
Image ID: 1553

Record ID: 231