Hallowe'en (clipper)

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Career (United Kingdom)  United Kingdom
Owner: John Willis & Son, London
Builder: Maudslay, Son & Field, London, for
Launched: June 4, 1870
Status: Wrecked, Sewer Mill Cove, South Devon 1873 or 1878
General characteristics
Class and type: Iron clipper ship
Tons burthen: 970,99 GRT
Length: 216 ft. 6 in.
Beam: 35 ft. 2 in.
Draught: 20 ft. 5 in.
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship [1]

Hallowe’en was an iron clipper ship with a tonnage of 920 tons. She was built in 1870 by Maudslay, Son & Field at Greenwich for John "Jock" "White Hat" Willis, and was a sister ship to Blackadder.

Due to faults in Blackadder, which caused dismasting on her maiden voyage, Hallowe’en was not handed over to Willis for nearly 18 months after her launch due to protracted legal action.

Record passage from China to London

In 1874, Hallowe’en sailed from Shanghai to London with a cargo of tea in 91 days, a record time, arriving Jan. 20, 1875.[1]

Hallowe’en was fast in light airs and recorded many fast passages from China. In 1887 she was on passage from Foochow loaded with tea and was wrecked off Salcombe.[citation needed]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Bruzelius, Lars (1996-08-24). "Sailing Ships "Hallowe'en"". Hallowe'en. The Maritime History Virtual Archives. http://www.bruzelius.info/Nautica/Ships/Clippers/Teaclippers.html. Retrieved June 15, 2010.