Sailboats. Shamrock IV

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Cutters 1893-1937

Shamrock IV

  • Designer: Charles E. Nicholson
  • Builder: Camper & Nicholsons, Gosport, England
  • Sailmaker: Ratsey, Cowes.
  • Year of building: 1913-1914
  • Launched: May 26, 1914
  • Owner: Sir Thomas Lipton
  • 1932 On Lipton's request, Shamrock IV is broken up
  • Construction: Composite type, frames made in 'navaltum' Steel alternated with Mahogany frames
  • Length overall (LOA): 33.63 m (110.3 ft)
  • Length waterline (LWL) 22.86 m (75.0 ft)
  • Beam: 6.35m (20.8 ft)
  • Draft: 4.16m (13.6 ft)
  • Displacement: 108.3 tonnes
  • Sail area: 971.70m2 (10,459.3 sq ft)
  • Mast: 32m
  • Boom: 26.82m
  • Bowsprit: 4.57m
  • Topmast: 15.03m
  • Shamrock IV was a yacht owned by Sir Thomas Lipton and designed by Charles Ernest Nicholson. She was the unsuccessful challenger in the 1920 America's Cup.

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