Category:Wild Deer (ship, 1863)

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English: Wild Deer was a composite clipper, built by Charles Connell & Company Scotstoun (yard No 13) for Albion Shipping Co, Glasgow. Her dimensions were length × beam × depth = 211 × 33.2 × 60.6 ft (64.3 × 10.1 × 18.5 m) and she had a tonnage of 1016 GRT. The Wild Deer was built with iron ribs, wood planking to above waterline then iron topsides. Originally she was a tea clipper, although she carried passengers on her maiden voyage 6 Dec 1863, then after 1871 entered the New Zealand emigrant trade. She sailing from Glasgow for Port Chalmers on her twelfth voyage and carrying over two hundred passengers, she went ashore on North Rock, off Cloughey, County Down, 12 Jan 1883. Amazingly, no lives were lost. [1]

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