Ariel Clipper Ship

 'Ariel' And  'Taeping'  greatest clipper race in the China tea trade between Taeping  and Ariel 16,000 miles 99 day at sea Taeping won by 20 minutes but Ariel had their cargo unloaded first.
'Ariel' And 'Taeping'
Dawson, M
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Ariel

Length     197.4 Feet
Beam        33.9 Feet
Draft         21  Feet   
Tons         853 net        
Hull          composite
 
3 masted Clipper Ship
Built: Robert Steele & Co., Greenock, Scotland; 1865.

 

China tea trade, Ariel made a 84 day passage from England to China, she left Gravesent  October 14,1866 and arrival January 6,1867. 

One of the greatest clipper race in the China tea trade between Taeping  and Ariel 16,000 miles 99 day at sea Taeping won by 20 minutes but Ariel had their cargo unloaded first.




 

For more information 
Ships of the World: An Historical Encyclopedia - - Ariel