Flying Fish
History
United States
OwnerSampson and Tappan[1]
BuilderDonald McKay of East Boston, Massachusetts
Launched1851
FateWrecked, 1858
General characteristics
TypeClipper
Tonnage1505
Length196.6 feet (59.9 m)[1]
Beam27.1 feet (8.3 m)[1]
Draught22 feet (6.7 m)[1]
PropulsionSails
Sail planFully rigged
ArmamentNone

The Flying Fish was a California clipper ship of the extreme type launched in 1851. She was wrecked in 1858 while coming out of the Chinese port city of Foochow with a cargo of tea leaves.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Donald McCay".
  2. ^ William H. Ukers (1935). All About Tea. p. 95.