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Builder: William H. Brown, 12th Street, East River, New York, USA. Sailmaker: R.H. Wilson, New York and Port Jefferson, Long Island. Mast/rig: William H. Brown.
Modeller: George Steers of Great Neck, Long Island and New York.
Launched: May 3rd, 1851.
Skipper & helmsman: Captain Richard ” Old Dick ” Brown. Afterguard: Horatio Nelson ” Nelse ” Comstock, mate. Robert Underwood, English pilot aboard, August 22nd 1851. Crew: 14.

Data: Hull material: wood (white oak, locust wood, cedar, chestnut).
LOA: 30,85 m
LWL: 27,39 m
Beam: 6,95 m
Draft: 3,33 m
Sail Area: 498 m2.
Displacement: 170 tons.
Rating: none.

Since her launching, May 3rd 1851 until July 27th 1901 – 51 races, 12 wins.

1851, September 1st: sold to Lord John de Blaquière, England.
1856: sold to Viscount Templeton, RYS. Renamed Camilla.
1858: sold to Henry Sotheby Pitcher, England.
1860: sold as Camilla to Henry E. Decie, Royal Western YC.
1860 (Autumn): cruise of West Indies.
1861: arrived Savannah, Georgia, USA. Then returned to Europe.
1861 (December): sold at Jacksonville, Florida, to Confederate States Navy by Decie.
1862: found by Federal Navy, then involved in the civil war.
1870: refitted to sail the first America’s Cup challenge.
1870-1873: shoolship at United States Naval Academy
1873: sold to General Benjamin F. Butler
1893: Paul Butler (son of General), owner
1897: Butler Ames, owner.
1917: sold to company headed by Charles H. W. Foster, NYYC.
1921: owned through America Restoration Fund – thanks to E. Jared Bliss – by Naval Academy. America berthed at Annapolis.
1942, March 29: during record Palm Sunday snowstorm, shed over America’s hull collapsed.
1945: remnants of America and collapsed shed removed by clamshell crane and burned…

America was often altered, ie. in 1886 by Edward A. Burgess (as designer, he won three times the America’s Cup in 1885, 1886 and 1887).


Class and type: gaff schooner
Displacement: 170 tons
Length: LOA 101 ft 3 in (30.9 m)
LWL 89 ft 10 in (27.4 m)
Beam: 22 ft 10 in (7.0 m)
Draught: 10 ft 11 in (3.3 m)
Propulsion: Sail
Sail plan: 5,296 sq ft (492.0 m2) upwind sail area
Armament: two 24-pdr & one 12-pdr[1]
Notes: Hull material: Wood (white oak, locust, cedar and chestnut)


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