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A guide to the Flying Cloud (built 1851; clipper) crew list, 1854 April 25
HDC0303 (SAFR 17211)  
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  • Historical or Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Content
  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: Flying Cloud (built 1851; clipper) crew list
    Date: 1854 April 25
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC0303 (SAFR 17211)
    Creator: Unknown
    Physical Description: 1 item.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: The Flying Cloud (built 1851; clipper) crew list (SAFR 17211, HDC 303) is comprised of one crew list (one oversized page) for a voyage commencing April 25, 1854, departing from New York, bound for Hong Kong. The collection is available for research use without restriction.
    Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
    Language(s): In English.

    Access

    This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.

    Publication and Use Rights

    Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

    Processing Note

    The descriptions in this collection guide were compiled using the best available sources of information. Such sources include the creator's annotations or descriptions, collection accession files, primary and secondary source material and subject matter experts. While every effort was made to provide accurate information, in the event that you find any errors in this guide please contact the reference staff in order for us to evaulate and make corrections to this guide.
    Please cite the title and collection number in any correspondence with our staff.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item description], [Location within collection organization identified by Collection Number/Series Number/File Unit Number/Item Number], HDC0303 (SAFR 17211), Flying Cloud (built 1851; clipper) crew list, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-00001
    This collection was transferred from Golden Gate National Recreation Area to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    When the Flying Cloud was launched on April 15, 1851, at East Boston, she was the fastest merchant ship afloat. She regularly sailed from New York to San Francisco. In 1851 she made the journey from New York to San Francisco in only 89 days, a world record that the Flying Cloud itself beat three years later (a record that would not be broken until 1989).
    In 1862, Flying Cloud was sold to go under British colors without change of name, and was soon traveling between Britain and Australia and New Zealand. Her latter years were spent in the timber trade between Britain and St. Johns, Canada. Shortly after leaving St. Johns in 1874, the Flying Cloud went ashore on Beacon Island bar during a heavy gale and broke her back. Condemned and sold, the Flying Cloud was finally burned for her copper and metal fastenings in June 1875.
    A book about the Flying Cloud was written by David W. Shaw titled, "Flying Cloud: The True Story of America's Most Famous Clipper Ship and the Woman Who Guided Her." (2001)

    Collection Scope and Content

    The Flying Cloud (built 1851; clipper) crew list (SAFR 17211, HDC 303) is comprised of one crew list (one oversized page) for a voyage commencing April 25, 1854, departing from New York, bound for Hong Kong. The collection is available for research use without restriction.

    Collection Arrangement

    This is a collection of a single item.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Flying Cloud (Clipper-ship)
    crew lists