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The Great Tea Race of 1866 between the Taeping and the Ariel
Career (UK)
Builder: Robert Steele & Co., Greenock
Launched: 1863
General characteristics
Class and type: Clipper
Propulsion: Sails

The Taeping was a clipper ship built in 1863 by Robert Steele of Greenock. Taeping participated in the The Great Tea Race of 1866 and narrowly defeated the Ariel. The ship's captain was MacKinnon of the Isle of Tiree.