Leander (clipper)

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Career (United Kingdom)  United Kingdom
Owner: Joseph Somes, Merchant Shipping Co, London
Builder: J G Lawrie of Glasgow
Launched: 1867
Acquired: R. Anderson of London, Ross & Company
Career (Oman) 22x20px Oman
Owner: Seyed Youssouf bin Ahmed Zuwawee
Acquired: 1895
Renamed: Nusrool Mujeed
Fate: Broken up in 1901
General characteristics
Tons burthen: 848 tons net
Length: 215 ft. 5 in.
Beam: 35 ft. 2 in.
Draught: 20 ft. 7 in.
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship, re-rigged as barque in 1890s
Notes: British Reg. No. 56878. Signal, HSGM[1]

Leander was a composite built clipper ship. She was designed by Bernard Waymouth, and built in 1867 by J G Lawrie of Glasgow for Joseph Somes.

Ship history

Before 1871, Leander sailed between London and the Far East (China) and later from China to New York City. She was in the tea trade until 1879. Re-rigged as a barque in the 1890s, the ship was sold to R. Anderson of London, then to Ross & Company. Her last owner was Seyed Youssouf bin Ahmed Zuwawee of Oman and was renamed Nusrool Mujeed in 1895 and broken up in 1901.


  1. Bruzelius, Lars (1998-08-19). "Clipper Ships: Leander (1867)". Leander. The Maritime History Virtual Archives. http://www.bruzelius.info/Nautica/Ships/Clippers/Leander(1867).html. Retrieved June 8, 2010.