Tea Clipper "Stornoway"

Willie Mac
20th November 2005, 23:29
Would really appreciate if anybody could help with a picture/sketch/drawing or painting of the Tea Clipper "Stornoway, built in Aberdeen in 1850. I've come across loads of articles about the ship on the web, but no pictures.

Willie Macfarlane

Bruce Carson
21st November 2005, 20:20
Hi Willie:
I've posted to the Gallery a photograph of a model and line and sail plans of the ship.
They're taken from "The Tea Clippers Their History and Development 1833-1875" by David R. MacGregor, first published, I think, in 1952. The book has been revised a number of times and is published by Conway Maritime Press in the UK and the Naval Institute Press in the USA.
The author states that a painting of the ship has never been found and that the model is based on a half model, spar dimensions and survey reports.


Bruce C.

Willie Mac
21st November 2005, 22:50
Hi Bruce

Thanks for the prompt reply. I had searched the web for the last couple of weeks without success, plenty of text about the ship but no drawings, then one email to Ships Nostalgia and BINGO, instant result. Amazing!! Thanks again Bruce.

Willie Macfarlane

david macdonald
5th September 2006, 13:14
anyone any idea of a good source to find info. re my great-grandfather who was a clipper captain...Captain Arnott of Blythe..?? david