Category:Lightning (ship, 1854)

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Ship[edit]

  • Type: Clipper
  • Design by:
  • Order date:
  • Built by: Donald McKay, East Boston, MA, USA
  • Yard No:
  • Keel laid:
  • Launch date: 03.01.1854
  • Date of completion: 1854
  • Length over all: 74 m
  • LPP: 68.9 m
  • Beam: 13.4 m
  • Draught: 7.9 m
  • GRT: 2084
  • DWT:
  • NET:
  • Sail area:
  • Main engine:
  • Speed: kn

History[edit]

  • 1854 Named: LIGHTNING for the Black Ball Line (James Baines & Co.), Liverpool.
  • 30.11.1862 Struck a previous unrecorded submerged rock near Point Nepean at Port Phillips Head. At the time the Lightning had a cargo of 4372 bales of wool and 18.650 oz. of gold. The received damage to the forefoot and keel was quickly repaired.
  • 1867 Sold to Thomas Harrison, Liverpool, but continued to sail for the Black Ball Line.
  • 31.10.1869 Burned while loading wool at Geelong.

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