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To David Ogden Esq. this Print of the Clipper Ship "Dreadnought."
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: lithograph
Maker: Parsons, Charles; Currier, Nathaniel
Place made: United States, New York, New York
Date made: 1854
Materials: ink; color; paper
Measurements: 19 1/2 in x 26 1/2 in
Nomenclature: clipper ships; American
Classification: ship portraits
A port-side view of the American clipper ship 'Dreadnought' off Sandy Hook February 22, 1854 after sailing nineteen days from Liverpool. She signals to another three-masted ship is in the left horizon. A large red cross is on the fore topsail, identifying her as part of the Red Cross Line that carried immigrants westbound between Liverpool and New York. The medium clipper, 'Dreadnought,' was built to carry and withstand a large spread of canvas in strong winds. Under her first commander, Captain Samuel Samuels, the 'Dreadnought' was a celebrated fast transatlantic voyager; she averaged 19 days eastbound and 26 days westbound.