Norman Court (clipper)

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Norman Court
Norman Court
Career (UK)
Builder: A. & J. Inglis
Launched: 1869
Out of service: 1883
Fate: Sunk; carcass remains in Cymyran Bay
General characteristics
Class and type: Tea Clipper
Length: hull: 197.4 ft
Beam: 33 ft 0 in (10.06 m)
Draught: 20 ft 0 in (6.10 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Capacity: 833.87 tons
Notes: designed by William Rennie

Norman Court was a composite built clipper ship, designed by William Rennie, measuring 197.4 ft x 33 ft x 20 ft, of 833.87 tons net. The ship was built in 1869 by A. & J. Inglis of Glasgow. On the night of 29 March 1883 in a strong gale it was driven ashore and wrecked in Cymyran Bay, between Rhoscolyn and Rhosneigr, Anglesey. All bar two of the crew were saved by lifeboats from nearby Holyhead. Andrew Shewan was captain of the Norman Court for almost 40 years, and included many tales of the ship in his book Great Days Of Sail: Reminiscences of a Tea Clipper Captain, written in the 1920s when he was an old man.

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