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Name Official number Flag IMO
BORUSSIA  7506  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1855  03/07/1855  14/09/1855 
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Iron Screw Steamer 3 Masts 
Builder Yard Yard no
Caird & Company, Greenock Cartsdyke Mid  38 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
1867 grt / 1276 nrt / 292.0 ft  38 ft 5 in  18 ft   
Engine builder Caird & Company, Greenock
Engine detail
2cyl oscillating 68"x72" 350/375nhp 10kn 1-screw

1871 engine compounded 300nhp, 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Robinson  Greenock   
Other names
Subsequent owner and registration history
1856 Hamburg Amerikanische Packetfahrt AG (HAPAG), Hamburg
1876 Mississippi & Dominion Steamship Co Ltd (Dominion Line), Liverpool - reg Liverpool 
Vessel history
Built for Hapag Transatlantic service
14/9/1855 delivered, but immediately requisitioned as Crimean War transport (No.33) to Balaklava
5/4/1856 returned to Portsmouth
6/6/1856 sailed on her first Hapag Transatlantic voyage from Hamburg
1871 refit by C A Day, Southampton, 2075grt 1320nrt

1876 on Dominion line service to Havana & New Orleans
3/1879 made one trooping voyage to South Africa, then returned to Dominion Line services 
1875 1300grt 866nrt ? 
End year Fate / Status
1879  Foundered 02/12/1879 
Disposal Detail
Liverpool and Corunna for Havana and New Orleans (131 passengers, general cargo, crew 55) when she sprang a leak during a heavy gale on the evening of 1/12/1879 west of Fayal. By morning it was clear she would founder so the boats were ordered out. However she sank in 33.42N/34.00W with the vast majority of the people still on board. Only 26 were rescued from three boats, 160 were drowned. 


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