Lammermuir (1856 clipper)

"Lammermuir", named for the Lammermuir Hills, was an extreme composite clipper ship that measured 178'0"×34'0"×22'0" and had tonnage 952 NRT. Built in 1856 by W. Pile & Co of West Hartlepool for John "Jock" "White Hat" Willis & Son, London, it was the favorite ship of its owner. When it was wrecked on the Amherst Reef in the Macclesfield Channel, Gaspar Strait on December 31 1863, Willis commissioned another ship by the same name, the Lammermuir of 1864.

The wreck of the original Lammermuir was still visible above the water line in August 1866 when the new Lammermuir sailed past en route to China.

References

*Hudson Taylor & China’s Open Century Volume Four:: Survivors’ Pact; Alfred James Broomhall; Hodder and Stoughton and Overseas Missionary Fellowship, 1983

External links

* [http://www.bruzelius.info/Nautica/Ships/Clippers/Lammermuir(1856).html Lammermuir (1856)]


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