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by shanlav
Sun Aug 07, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: The Age of Sail (1571-1860)
Topic: ships sailing from London to Boston in 1820-1850 range?
Replies: 2
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ships sailing from London to Boston in 1820-1850 range?

I was wondering if it was common for the bigger ships (ones which might carry large numbers of passengers) to sail from London to the US, or if most of the bigger ships left from other ports? Specifically, if you wanted to go to Boston, could you hop a ship from London proper, or would you need to g...
by shanlav
Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Time and distance questions for early 19th century travel
Replies: 5
Views: 6815

Re: Time and distance questions for early 19th century trave

Oops! I think I may have posted my follow-up question someplace else. I wanted to thank you for your information and ask if you could recommend a type of ship that might have been faster, but could still accommodate some canon and a largish crew? Greetings, by the way, from 8,000 ft in rural New Mex...
by shanlav
Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Time and distance questions for early 19th century travel
Replies: 5
Views: 6815

Re: Time and distance questions for early 19th century trave

Thank you for your help. I'm very glad I asked, I had underestimated by a lot. Were there any types of ship around that time that would have been faster but still be large enough to have a crew of around 30?
by shanlav
Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Time and distance questions for early 19th century travel
Replies: 5
Views: 6815

Time and distance questions for early 19th century travel

I know this forum is more about navies, but I have a couple of questions about sailing times in years 1790-1815. My ship is a brig, similar to the US Niagra. How long would this ship take to get from Shanghai to Britain? Any idea about what the typical ports of call would be on this route? If my shi...