Sailing Ship Model - Clipper Ship, Tweed Object Reg. No: ST 025281

The Tweed was a fully rigged clipper ship famous the world over for its speed. It was launched in 1854. This Bombay-built, full-rigged ship first sailed as the paddle steamer Punjaub owned and operated by the East Indea Company and serving as a troopship during the Crimean War. It was sold to John Willis and Sons, London, in 1862 and converted to a clipper. It sailed the New Zealand-Australia-England route towards the end of its life, well after the gold-rush era - for example, in 1874 February 3 - April 27 it sailed Melbourne to London in 83 days with a cargo of wool. After conversion to sail she had a successful career and was broken up in 1888 following storm damage. Her timbers were said to have been used to roof a church in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from A. Noltey, 1962
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: clipper ships, sailing vessels, max otto ferdinand eise
Themes this item is part of: Transport Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Wind Power - Sailing Vessels
Tertiary Classification: model clipper ships
User of Item Modelled: East India Company, England, Great Britain, 1854-1888
References: Information in object summary drawn from The Maritime History Virtual Archives web site, accessed 28/9/06.


olaf haitink Posted on 23 Jun 2010 7:48 PM
I have a water colour painting of the tweed during it's being built. Can I send you an image?
Discovery Centre Posted on 27 Jun 2010 10:06 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Olaf, are you offering the image as a donation? Or are you hoping to get an identification?
James Scanlon Posted on 09 Dec 2014 2:13 PM
Joseph Conrad mentions the Tweed in his memoir 'The Mirror of the Sea'.

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