John W. Griffiths

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John Willis Griffiths (October 6, 1809 – April 29, 1882) was an American naval architect who designed the first true clipper ship.

His first ship, the Rainbow, was viewed with shock as a difference in design, until she made the round trip from New York to Canton in 180 days instead of the normal year.

Books and writings

Biography: Larrie D. Ferreiro (2007), “A Biographical Sketch of John Willis Griffiths from Primary and Archival Sources”, Nautical Research Journal 52/4 pp. 221-228

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