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City of Adelaide (Ship 1864)

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The City of Adelaide is one of two vessels of this name which made Immigrant voyages to the Australian Colonies in the 19th Century

This Clipper ship the City of Adelaide of 807 gross tonnage and 784 net was built in Sunderland, England, and was launched on 7 May 1864. She was built by William Pile, Hay and Co. for transporting passengers and goods between Britain and Australia. Between 1864 and 1887, the ship made 23 annual return voyages from London and Plymouth to Adelaide, South Australia and played an important part in the immigration of Australia. On the return voyages she carried passengers, wool, and copper from Adelaide and Port Augusta to London. From 1869[2] to 1885 she was part of Harrold Brothers' "Adelaide Line" of clippers. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_Adelaide_(1864) WIKIPEDIA

The City of Adelaide is now the world's oldest surviving clipper ship and is now a Museum Ship originally based in Scotland, now found at Port Adelaide.

Note that a ship with the same name made similar voyages earlier in the 19th Century, CITY OF ADELAIDE (1838) at [1] so please be careful when choosing this category.


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