SHAMROCK 23M

SHAMROCK23mV“Shamrock” was designed by William Fife (III) in 1908 as a potential challenger for the America’s Cup. The Americans refused the challenge but Lipton asked Fife to continue building (the vessel being built at Denny's).
In the last contest of 1903, Reliance marked the extreme limit that had been achieved in the development of the racing machine, and there had been already a swing in the other direction toward a saner and more healthy type of yacht.

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Photos of Shamrock, challenger of America's Cup 1899Gallery "Sir Thomas Lipton"

Sir Thomas Lipton bequeathed his collection of photographs, newspaper cuttings and memorabilia to the Mitchell Library where it is still housed. In 1999, the collection was showing signs of degradation and Unilever, who now own the Lipton brand, funded the conservation and digitisation costs.

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Photos of Shamrock, challenger of America's Cup 1899Gallery "Sir Thomas Lipton"

Sir Thomas Lipton bequeathed his collection of photographs, newspaper cuttings and memorabilia to the Mitchell Library where it is still housed. In 1999, the collection was showing signs of degradation and Unilever, who now own the Lipton brand, funded the conservation and digitisation costs.

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