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Name Official number Flag IMO
AUSTRIA  19366  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1857  23/06/1857   
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Iron Screw Steamer 3 Masts 
Builder Yard Yard no
Caird & Company, Greenock Cartsdyke West  55 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
2386 grt / 1622 nrt / 320 ft  40 ft  17.5 ft  10.5 ft 
Engine builder Caird & Company, Greenock
Engine detail
2cyl 70"x36" 800ihp 12kn 1-screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Adolph Robinon, Glasgow   Greenock  18/09/1857 
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
3/1858 Hamburg-Amerika Linie, Hamburg - reg Hamburg 
Vessel history
Built for Hamburg-Amerika Linie
9/1857 chartered to carry troops to India
5/10/1857 sailed Plymouth with troops, but returned due to weather in Biscay
14/11/1857 sailed Plymouth again, but broke crankshaft 400m SW of Plymouth and returned for repairs and to land troops
1858 commenced 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1858  Fire 13/09/1858 
Disposal Detail
Caught fire about 45.00N 41.30W (Hamburg adn Southampton for New York). The surgeon had ordered the steerage accommodation to be fumigated with hot tar - the tar caught fire and spilled
471 of the 538 lives on board were burned or drowned 
 

 



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