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Clipper 'Phoenician', Aberdeen White Star Line

Photo credit: Aberdeen Maritime Museum

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'Phoenician' was the first of the Aberdeen White Star fleet to make a reputation for speed under the command of one of the best known passage makers of the day, Captain Sproat. The first three voyages were considered extraordinarily good for these days:

1849–1850 London–Sydney 90 days, Sydney–London 88 days
1850–1851 London–Sydney 96 days, Sydney–London 103 days
1851–1852 London–Sydney 90 days, Sydney–London 83 days

Clipper 'Phoenician', Aberdeen White Star Line




oil on canvas


H 50 x W 79 cm

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Acquisition method

purchased, 1991

Work type


Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Shiprow, Aberdeen AB11 5BY Scotland

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