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The Shamrock

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The Shamrock

The yacht Shamrock was designed by William Fife Jr and built by Thorneycroft & Co in Millwall in the winter of 1898-1899 for the Glasgow merchant Sir Thomas Lipton. The vessel, which cost £120,000 and was fitted out in Glasgow, was built to compete in the 1899 America's Cup.

Lipton lost the 1899 race series 3-0 to the American yacht Columbia, skippered by Charlie Barr. He went on to compete five times for the cup, each time in a yacht called Shamrock, but was never a winner.

Reference: Mitchell Library, GC 797.1409414 YAC

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

America's Cup, sailing boats, Shamrock, shipbuilding, Thorneycroft & Co, yacht races, yacht racing, yachts, yachtsmen

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