Designed for speed, clipper ships were built with a sleek and slender hulls and a large sail area.

They were fully equipped with three-masted vessels with square sails on each of the three masts.

Clippers provided captains and crews with cruising speeds of over 250 miles per day.

Some clippers modified the under-deck hulls to carry more cargo at the expense of speed, but the design declined in the 20th century.

Size-wise, each clipper ship varied. But their cargo was anywhere between a few hundred to 4000 tons.

A clipper ship is a type of sailing vessel that was commonly used in the mid-19th century for trade and transportation.

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