Designer : Nathanael Greene Herreshoff
Builder : Herreshoff Manufacturing Company
Launched : June 10, 1899
Owner(s) : J. Pierpont Morgan and Edwin Dennison Morgan
Fate : Broken up in 1913
Skippers : Charlie Barr
America's Cup : 1899, 1901
Displacement : 148.7 tonnes
Length : 40.15 m (131.7 ft) LOA
27.25 m (89.4 ft) LWL
Beam : 7.39 m (24.2 ft)
Draft : 5.97 m (19.6 ft)
Sail area : 1,189 m2 (12,800 sq ft)
Columbia, a fin keel sloop, was designed and built in 1898-9 by Nathanael Herreshoff and the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company for owners J. Pierpont Morgan and Edwin Dennison Morgan of the New York Yacht Club. She was the third successful defender built by Herreshoff.
Columbia had a nickel steel frame, a tobin bronze hull, and a steel mast (later replaced with one of Oregon pine.)
Columbia was launched on June 10, 1899. She easily won the elimination trials against the rebuilt former defender, Defender. Skippered by Charlie Barr, she won all three races against the British defender, Shamrock in the 1899 America's Cup. Notably, Hope Goddard Iselin was the only female on the crew, serving as afterguard.
Columbia was selected again in 1901 to defend the Cup, and again under the command of Charlie Barr, won all three races against Shamrock II.
In 1903 Columbia was refitted with the hope of being selected for a third time, but she was badly beaten in the selection trials by the yacht Reliance.
Columbia was broken up in 1915 at City Island and sold to Henry A. Hitner and Sons of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for scrap.