Baltimore clipper

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A Baltimore clipper is typified by a long keel, narrow in the beam, with a V-shaped cross section, and strongly raked stem and stern posts. Incapable of transporting large quantities of cargo, due to reduced hold space, Baltimore clippers were exceptionally fast, and often saw duty as fleet tenders, high speed transports, couriers, and packets. The Ringle, Suprise's tender, was a schooner rigged Baltimore clipper.

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