2 edition of China clippers by Basil Lubbock. found in the catalog.
China clippers by Basil Lubbock.
Alfred Basil Lubbock
|LC Classifications||VK57 L7 1973|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||295|
Captain Shewan was also asked whether he gave an apprentice a biscuit before he sent him up to furl the skysail. That is except for a small number built in the s. The new regulations measured depth and breadth with length measured at half midship depth. Note: many Lubbock Titles are still in print. After extreme clippers were replaced in American shipbuilding yards by medium clippers.
History The first ships to which the term "clipper" seems to have been applied were the Baltimore clippers. Norman Court, indeed, rivalled the Steele clippers in looks and beauty, and was considered at one time to be the prettiest rigged vessel sailing out of London. They had a bow lengthened above the water, a drawing out and sharpening of the forward body, and the greatest breadth further aft. Cutler reports the first newspaper appearance was in
In the first tea clippers of composite construction were brought out, combining the best of both worlds. Scottish Maid proved swift and reliable and the design was widely copied. Although slightly smaller than Ariel, the ship now receding into the dusk of the China Sea boasted elegant lines that made her a good sailer to windward, and her master, Robinson, had fitted her with all manner of gear, including roller-reefing equipment to improve the efficiency of the sails. Some masters, anxious to cram on every stitch of canvas, might also unfurl small sails known as moonrakers at the very tip of each mast, and add supplementary staysails and studding sails, as well as fancy racing canvas such as water sails close down along the waterline.
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This rock was struck by the Norman Court in No man lives at the present day who actually saw an opium clipper at sea and the memory of them has almost faded away, yet these beautiful little ships are not worthy of oblivion, for were they not the first trading craft with clipper lines?
He sometimes confused the names of ships and captains, or gave incorrect dates. Lubbock's world- famous books on Clippers and Frigates, narratives that have stirred the emotions and thoughts of readers even far removed from actual seafaring.
The last American clipper ship was "the Pilgrim" launched in from the shipyards of Medford, Massachusetts, built by Joshua T.
They were built for the China tea trade and began with Falcon inand finished with the last ships built in It was considered a most risky thing to take a Chinese pilot. After extreme clippers were replaced in American shipbuilding yards by medium clippers. Now Ariel was weighing anchor at 5 p.
The East India Company began to manufacture a product that was desired by the Chinese as much as tea was by the British: opium.
They knew the waters well enough, but were generally in the pay of the pirates, or even coast fishermen, and thus rarely missed an opportunity of putting the ships in their charge or wrecking them on some uncharted rock, which they purposely kept secret for the occasion.
Some clipper builders may have known of the engineer John Scott Russell and his wave-line theory, the first modern mathematical statement of the relationship between hull design and speed, but no two ships built in any yard were truly alike, and often only time could tell which would prove good in the water and which would disappoint.
Perhaps the best known was old Hughie Sutherland of Shanghai, a Caithness man. That evening the rival Fiery Cross came down the river towed by a more powerful tug, edged her way into clear water, and set a course east across the China Sea.
Occasionally they came close enough for the crew of one ship to see the men of another over the water, setting more sails or trimming their vessel to coax an extra quarter-knot from her, but mostly the rival clippers sailed independently. Today, the clippers are regarded as the apogee of ship design during the sailing era.
She did, however, influence the building of Rainbow inthe first extreme clipper ship. Extraordinary ships were produced in those years in these islands, in the United States and in Germany. After with the opening of the Suez Canal that greatly advantaged steam vessels see below, "Decline"the tea trade then collapsed for clippers.
Never before have so many particulars of voyages, incidents and names been included in one boon. With the absence of the tea trade, some clippers began operating in the wool trade, between Britain and Australia. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc.
With regard to trim, she sailed best, especially running, when well down by the stern. While composite clippers continued to be built into the s, the next generation of sailing ships were iron-hulled. By the time the island of St.
Old Hughie looked hard at them for a moment and then turning to Captain Shewan, said: "What do you say? The older British opium clipper Astarte, which sailed from Whampoa a day later, took a month longer in passage.
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