Friday, 1 April 2016



'Of course, I am only dealing with
the more prominent cases of steamers,
whose fate is beyond the ken of man. But
as knowing how numerous mysterious
vanishings have been, I need only say that
out of the 144 steamships lost in the trans
Atlantic trade alone, between 1838 and
1879 no less than 24 not only failed to complete 
their passages, but left no evidence
as to the cause. Since 1879 the Erin of
the National line has been added to Lloyd's
roll of missing craft, as has also the White
Star liner Naronic, which left Liverpool for
New York on February 11, 1893.' (see previous post)

Wrecksite e.u.

typepassenger ship
propulsionsail and steam
date built1864
tonnage4577  grt
dimensions112.9 x 12.5 x -- m
enginecompound engines, single screw, 3 masts
speed10  knots

SS ERIN was british passenger liner with a clipper stem, one funnel and three masts, constructed in iron, single screw and a speed of 10 knots. She was built by Palmer Bros & Co, Jarrow-on-Tyne, for the National Line in 1864. 

She sailed from Liverpool to Queenstown and New York. In 1865 ERIN carried the survivors of the burnt out Inman Liner GLASGOW to New York. 

On the London - Havre - New York line in 1871. She was rebuilt twice, in 1872 and 1877 and equipped with new compound engines by J.Penn & Son, London. ERIN had accommodation for 72 1st and 1.200-3rd class passengers. 

She resumed the Liverpool - Queenstown - New York service and on 31st December 1889, ERIN left New York for London but went missing with the loss of 72 lives.


Then there is the case of the brand new steamship
Juverna, which left the Clyde on August 14,
1904, for, Kingstown, Dublin, with a cargo
of coal. From that day to this no tidings
have been received of her. She has vanished 
as completely as mist before the rising

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to be continued.....

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