Ship Name

Stag Hound

Type

Clipper

Origins/Provenance

Boston/Donald McKay

Era

Heroic Age of Sail (1816-1865)

Year Launched

1850

Function

Commercial

Displacement (tons)

1534

Length (feet)

215

Beam (feet)

40

Draft (feet)

21

Primary Propulsion

Wind/Sail

Propulsion Specifications

3 masts

Hull

wooden

Crew

40

Top Speed (knots)

18

Historical Note

At time of launch in 1850, the largest merchant ship in the world. The first of McKay's clippers.

Related Images

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Donald McKay-built clipper (1850)

Donald McKay-built clipper (1850)
Image ID: 1389

Related People

McKay, Donald

Related Vessels

Flying Cloud, Great Republic, Sovereign of the Seas

Related Source

Clipper Ship Era, The

Record ID: 197