The schooner Victory, Hampden, ca. 1898


This was the second schooner named Victory built in Hampden shipyards; the first built in 1813 was broken up in 1836, the vessel shown here was built in 1818. Her dimensions were as follows length seventy one feet and eleven inches, breadth twenty two feet seven and a half inches depth seven feet six inches. She had a square stern two masts and no figure head and measured one hundred and four tons.

Between 1793 and 1872 eighty-eight significant vessels were built at Hampden shipyards--seventy-four schooners, three ships, one bark, nine brigs and one sloop as well as other small schooners and sloops.

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