Ambassador (clipper)

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Career Great Britain
Name: Ambassador
Owner: W. Lund & Co
Builder: William Walker, Lavender Dry Dock, London
Launched: 1869
Out of service: 1896
General characteristics
Class and type: Composite clipper
Tons burthen: 714
Length: 53,54 m
Beam: 9,54 m
Draught: 5,82 m

'Ambassador' was a British Tea Clipper.

She was a composite clipper, built with wooden planking over an iron skeleton.

Her fastest crossing between China and England was 108 days, in 1872.

She is one of the last three surviving composite clippers. Her beached skeleton, in Estancia San Gregorio, Chile, was declared a historical mounument in 1973.[1][2]


  1. Seidel, Guido. "Last port: ULTIMO PUERTO DE AMARRE - AMBASSADOR" (in Spanish). HISTARMAR - Historia y Arqueologia Marítima. Retrieved 2010-02-23. 
  2. Photograph of Ambassador