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Name Official number Flag IMO
HELGOLAND    DEU   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1854  31/05/1854   
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Iron Paddle Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Caird & Company, Greenock Cartsdyke Mid  34 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
442 grt /  / 185.0 ft  22.0 ft  11.0 ft   
Engine builder ,
Engine detail
Two oscillating engines total 200hp. 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Elb-Dampfschiff-Compagnie - J C Godeffroy & Sohnen (Johan Cesar Godeffroy), Hamburg  Hamburg   
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
5/6/1863 Henry Lafone, Liverpool - reg Nassau (no Off No)
7/1863 John Fraser & Co, Charleston SC  
Vessel history
for Hamburg-Heligoland service
15/7/1854 on trials
22/7/1854 sailed Hamburg on maiden trip.
1863 converted to blockade runner in American civil war
6/1863 made one successful round trip Nassau-Charleston SC 
Remarks
Referred to as HELIGOLAND in some British newspapers 
End year Fate / Status
1863  Stranded 19/07/1863 
Disposal Detail
19/7/1863 attempting to enter Charleston from Nassau went ashore on Drunken Dick Shoal off Charleston Bar. She was then fired on by USS CANANDAIGUA, but set on fire by her own crew to prevent her falling into enemy hands. 
 

 



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