Albatross Ship Model
Origin : USA
Albatross ship was mainly used to transport timber whereas on the east coast their main cargo was coal.
Shipyard: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Albatross ship, originally named Albatros, later, was a sailing ship built as a schooner at the state shipyard in Amsterdam, Netherlands, in 1920, to serve as a pilot boat in the North Sea.
Albatros was built in Baltimore in 1840 and was fitted with a gun deck. Elegant shape hull was inspired by French frigates that frequently came to port along the American coast.
The schooners became a popular sight first along both American coasts and later on further afield. On the west coast, they were mainly used to transport timber whereas on the east coast their main cargo was coal. Albatros ship was an American-owned ship which brought to W. Price Hunt, partner of the Pacific Fur Company, at its Astoria post, news of the War of 1812.
On June 20, 1813, Albatros arrived from China and Hunt first learned of the war with the British. When he returned, he discovered that the endeavor had been abandoned during his absence due to a lack of supplies, the possibility of war, and competition from the North West Company.