Ship Name

Sovereign of the Seas

Type

clipper ship

Origins/Provenance

Boston-built

Era

Heroic Age of Sail (1816-1865)

Year Launched

1852

Home Waters

NY to SF; Liverpool run

Function

Commercial

Displacement (tons)

2420

Length (feet)

265

Beam (feet)

44

Draft (feet)

24

Primary Propulsion

Wind/Sail

Hull

wooden

Top Speed (knots)

22

Historical Note

Built by Donald McKay, one of the fastest of the extreme clippers

Related Images

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1852 clipper built by Donald McKay

1852 clipper built by Donald McKay
Image ID: 767

Related People

McKay, Donald

Record ID: 101