The Harvey ship model was a clipper of the early age and was built with only 2 masts. The main American clippers were built by William Webb at Baltimore and by Donald McKay at Boston. The Harvey was launched 1847.
Baltimore clippers were built as small, fast sailing vessels for trade around the coastlines of the United States. Moreover, Their hull-lines tended to be very sharp, with a “V”-shaped cross-section below the waterline.
The Harvey ship model exemplified this class of roving privateers. Moreover, she was overtaking and capturing British merchantmen laden with cargo to support.
However, the British expeditionary forces then attempting to recapture the former colonies. As a result, Harvey had a successful career, first as a warrior and then as a cargo carrier.
Harvey displaced about 225 tons, and had a length of 97 feet, a width of 25 feet and a depth of less than 11 feet.
At the end of the war, transatlantic trade resumed, and the Baltimore clipper evolved over the next 30 years to take the form of larger cargo carrying packets. These had similar hull lines and were longer, slimmer, and faster than older merchant ships.
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