Ships from the Age of Sail and Steam

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Challenge: Clipper; Length: 230.5 ft; 2,006 bm tons; New York, United States; 1851

Built for the California trade, she was the largest merchant ship ever launched. She was 20.5 ft longer than the USS Pennsylvania, which was the largest ship in the U.S. Navy. She was renamed 'Golden City' in 1860 and sailed to the Orient for another 10 years before she grounded near Ushant and sank after having been pulled off the rocks.
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