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Clippers & Packet Ships

‘Dreadnought’                                                                     (click on the image to return to the previous page)

Packet ship launched in 1853 from the yard of Currier and Townsend at Newbury Port for the Red Cross line service between New York and Liverpool.

The Deadnought was sometimes regarded as a clipper ship, as her hull was different from packets of that time, more like the sleek clipper form.

Captain Samuels was a hard driver, and his ships log shows a series of excellent passages. He preferred a good average speed then breaking records. Record runs were much more likely on a true clipper ship.

Few ships were better built or better managed than Dreadnought. She maintained her schedule for many years. He story told Captain Samuels autobiography remains one of the most colorful in maritime history.