• California (Dutch ship)

    California (Dutch ship)

    • History
      Owner: L. Bienfait & sn.
      Builder: Fop Smit
      Launched: 1853
      General characteristics
      Class and type: Clipper
      Tons burthen: 663 tons

      California (663 tons) is the most famous of four Dutch clippers launched in 1853. An iron-hulled clipper, she was built by Fop Smit and mastered by F.C. Jaski for the company L. Bienfait & sn. On the maiden voyage Jaski sailed her in 86 days from The Downs to Port Adelaide, delivering a hundred English immigrants.

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