Lothair (clipper)

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Career (United Kingdom)
Name: Lothair
Owner: William Waker
Builder: William Waker, Lavender Dock, Rotherhithe
Launched: July 2, 1870
Owner: Killick, Martin & Co., London, 1873; William Bowen, Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, 1885
Career (Italy) 100x35px
Owner: G. Buccelli & D. Loero, Genoa, Italy
Acquired: 1891
Career (Peru) 100x35px
Owner: F.G. Piaggio, Callao, Peru
Acquired: 1905
Fate: Lost in 1910
General characteristics
Class and type: Composite clipper
Tons burthen: 823.96 GRT, 793.58 NRT

191 ft. 8 in. '8"×33'5"×19'0"

Tonnage: and 765.90 tons
Beam: 33 ft. 5 in.
Draught: 19 ft.
Notes: [1]

Lothair was a composite clipper ship of roughly 794 tons, built in 1869 by William Waker at Rotherhithe for his own shipping business. In 1873, she was purchased by Killick, Martin & Co. and sailed in the tea trade to ports such as London, New York, Yokohama and Hong Kong.

In 1885, she was sold to William Bowen, Llanelly, Carmarthenshire; in 1891, to G. Buccelli & D. Loero, Genoa, and finally, in 1905 to F.G. Piaggio, Callao. Lothair was lost in 1910.


  1. Bruzelius, Lars (1997-05-18). "Sailing Ships: Lothair (1870)". Lothair. The Maritime History Virtual Archives. http://www.bruzelius.info/Nautica/Ships/Clippers/Lothair%281870%29.html. Retrieved June 19, 2010.