Agamemnon:: HMS Agamemnon; Third Rate; Length: 160 ft; Beam: 45 ft; 1,348 bm tons; Comp.: 520; Armament: 26x24pdr, 26x12pdr, 12x6pdr; Henry Adams, Buckler's Hard, England; 1781 HMS Agamemnon had an illustrious career in the British Navy and served in the Baltic, English Channel, Mediterranean, North Sea, off Portugal, around South America and the West Indies.
Nelson decribed her: 'Without exeption the finest 64 in the service'.
The CSS Alabama's privateering career came to an end on June 19th, 1864 when she went down valiantly in an engagement spectacle off Cherbourg France, against the USS Kearsage commanded by Captain Winslow.
Alma: Scow Schooner; Length: 59 ft; Beam: 22.6 ft; Depth of hold: 4 ft; 41 grt; Hunters Point, San Francisco Bay; 1891 Apart from her cross-planked bottom, Alma was a typical North-American scow schooner.
The Arethusa was so fast that she was used as a rum runner (smuggler) during the Prohibition.
Arkansas: CSS Arkansas; Ironclad; Length: 165 ft; Beam: 35 ft; Draft: 11.5 ft; Speed: 8 knots; 800 displacement tons; Comp.: 232; Armament: 10 Guns; Memphis, Tennessee, United States; 1862 Best known for its single-handed relieve of the blockade of Vicksburg by a Union fleet in 1862.
She sailed mainly on the trade routes between the U. East Coast and the Orient but also sailed between New York and San Francisco, her San Francisco registry clearly visible on her stern in the image shown below.
She was rebuilt in 1608, renamed Anne Royal and finally broken up in 1636, 49 years after coming off the docks.
Atalanta: Brig; Length: 107 ft; Beam: 26.8 ft; Draft: 15.5 ft; 140 kl; Norrkøping, Sweden; 1852 The Brig Atalanta was a typical passenger carrier transporting immigrants from Europe to the New World.
She was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1985 and is on display at the museum.
Batavia: East Indiaman or VOC retour ship; 600 tons; Comp.