The National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum
The Yachts: Defender

Cup(s) Sailed: 1895 (won)

Owners: William K. Vanderbilt, Edwin D. Morgan, and C. Oliver Iselin

Type: Sloop

Designer: Nathanael Greene Herreshoff

Builder: Herreshoff Manufacturing Company

Frames: Steel

Planking Top: Steel — Supplied by Lukens

Planking Bottom: Manganese Bronze

Deck: Aluminum

Mast: N/A

Keel Ballast: Lead

Length: 123 feet

Beam: 23.1 feet

Tonnage: 100 tons

Displacement: 151.5 tons

Mast: 91.9 feet


Photograph: Defender, July 22, 1895—Library of Congress