America Cup Schooner America 3D model
The present model of the America's Cup Schooner America has been developed basing on British Admiralty drawings whose dimensions were ascertained for the participation to the 1851 race. The waterline blueprint joined to tpresentation images was made by me basing on this 3D Model.
Lenght 111' Lenght on Deck 95' 6 Lenght on Keel for tonnage 79' 62 Beam for Tonnage 22' 6 Draft 12' Draught of Water Forward 7' 0 Draught of Water After 11' 0 Depth of Main Keel 2' 1 Depth of False Keel 0'2 Displacement 100t
America schooner was built by George Steers at William H. Brown Shipyard, New York City, N.Y. circa 1850-1851. Launched, 3 May 1851, just in time to participate to the Royal Yacht Society regatta in August 1851 around the island of Wight, England, she surprisengly won the race.
Immediately after she was sold to an english gentleman who changed her name to Camilla and later, caming back to U.S. was secretely bought in 1861 to Confederate government, then returning to England to change her name again in Memphis.
Later on, in the same year, she returned to U.S. risking to be captured and repairing in a river. After repair with the new name of USS America she was used as a dispatching vessel and blockader, being assigned to the South Atlantic Blocking Squadron (1862).
Decommissioned after the war she was bought by different privates and finally presented in 1921 to the Naval Academy. She survived up to 1941 when she was destroyed accidentally in a boat shed by the falling roof.