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|Flying Cloud: Clipper; Length: 235 ft; 1,782 om tons; Baltimore, United States; 1851|
Possibly the fastest clipper ever built, she sailed from New York to San Francisco in 89 days. She was also the largest merchant ship afloat until the launch of the Challenge shortly before her first voyage. In June 1874 she ran aground on Beacon Island and after she returned to St. Johns, she was burned for her metal fittings and fastenings a year later.