An early sailing vessel named Durban was one of Bullard King & Co.'s 'clippers'.

These 'fast flyers' were built for speed with forward-raking bows and aft-raking masts.

The barque Durban was launched in London in 1870 and traded between London and Durban until 1886.

Passages to Durban in Bullard King's ships cost 25 guineas, first class, or 16 guineas in steerage. Other clippers owned by Bullard King included the Isipingo, Umzinto, Empress of India and the Palala, which was wrecked off Madagascar in 1882.

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