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Donald McKay
Donald McKay
History
United Kingdom
NamesakeDonald McKay, ship builder
OwnerJames Baines & Co.
BuilderDonald McKay, East Boston
LaunchedJanuary 1855
FateBurned and broken up in 1888
General characteristics
TypeClipper
Tonnage2604 RT, 2486 GRT, and 1616 NRT
Length266 ft (81 m)
Beam46.25 ft (14.10 m)
Draft29.4 ft (9.0 m)
PropulsionSails
Sail planShe was equipped with Howes patent double topsails

Named after her designer Donald McKay was built for James Baines & Co. She was the last extreme clipper ship built by Donald McKay. Donald McKay sailed on the Black Ball Line of Liverpool from 1855 to 1868, bringing passengers and mail from England to Australia.

History

Donald McKay was launched on Donald McKay's shipyard in East Boston in January 1855. Newspapers reported that she had "all the airy beauty of a clipper combined with the stately outline of a ship of war and, though not sharp, yet her great length, buoyancy, and stability, indicate[d] that she [would] sail very fast, and be an excellent sea boat."[1] Her passenger capacity was reported at 591 plus crew.[2]

Timeline of Donald McKay port calls and events:

The figurehead of Donald McKay is located at the Mystic Seaport Museum.[17]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Bendigo Advertiser, Saturday, 1 Sep 1855, Page 2, THE DONALD M'KAY". Trove. 1 Sep 1855. Retrieved 2020-11-01.
  2. ^ "Clpr Donald McKay". www.mcjazz.f2s.com. Retrieved 2020-11-01.
  3. ^ "ENGLISH NEWS TO THE SIXTH JUNE". Mount Alexander Mail (Vic. : 1854 - 1917). 1855-08-31. p. 6. Retrieved 2020-11-01.
  4. ^ "MELBOURNE,". Gippsland Guardian (Vic. : 1855 - 1868). 1855-10-05. p. 2. Retrieved 2020-11-01.
  5. ^ "THE "DONALD M'KAY."". Colonial Times (Hobart, Tas. : 1828 - 1857) Tue 6 Jan 1857, Page 2.
  6. ^ "COMMERCIAL". Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954). 1857-02-25. p. 4. Retrieved 2020-11-01.
  7. ^ "COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE". Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957). 1857-11-20. p. 4. Retrieved 2020-11-01.
  8. ^ "ENGLISH SHIPPING". Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954). 1858-05-17. p. 4. Retrieved 2020-11-01.
  9. ^ "MELBOURNE". Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954). 1858-08-09. p. 4. Retrieved 2020-11-01.
  10. ^ "MELBOURNE COMMERCIAL". Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 - 1918). 1858-11-09. p. 2. Retrieved 2020-11-01.
  11. ^ "SHIPPING". Kyneton Observer (Vic. : 1856 - 1900). 1859-07-07. p. 2. Retrieved 2020-11-01.
  12. ^ "SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE". Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 - 1918). 1859-11-05. p. 2. Retrieved 2020-11-01.
  13. ^ "COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE". Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957). 1859-11-04. p. 4. Retrieved 2020-11-01.
  14. ^ "ARRIVAL OF THE DONALD M'KAY". Maryborough and Dunolly Advertiser (Vic. : 1857 - 1867 ; 1914 - 1918) 13 Mar 1861, Page 2.
  15. ^ "Sailing Ships: "Donald McKay" (1855)". www.bruzelius.info. Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  16. ^ "The Donald McKay". home.vicnet.net.au. Retrieved 2020-11-01.
  17. ^ "Figurehead from clipper ship DONALD McKAY | Mystic Seaport". mobius.mysticseaport.org. Retrieved 2020-11-01.