The Ariel was built in 1865. In 1866, Ariel won a clipper race to China, in 99 days. In 1872, she set sail for London from Australia, but never arrived. It is now accepted she sank off the Cape of Good Hope due to the fact a tug picked up pieces of a ship with an A on one there.
Ariel set sky sails and was 197 feet long.