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Name: BRITANNIA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 1848
Completed: 14/06/1848
Builder: TD Marshall
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number:
Dimensions: 214nrt, 135.0 x 24.5 x 12.1ft; (1869: 523grt, 439nrt, 189.8 x 26.0 x 14.7ft)
Engines: 100nhp; (1869: CI2cyl (25.25 & 50.5 x 24ins), 98nhp)
Engines by: TD Marshall, South Shields; (1869: C & W Earle, Hull)
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: n/a; (1864: 47922)
History:
14/06/1848 Elbe-Humber Dampfschiffahrt Gesellschaft, Hamburg
24/07/1858 HJ Perlbach & Co, Hamburg
1864 Lawson, Hull; renamed BRITISH QUEEN
1865 HJ Perlbach & Co, Hamburg; renamed BRITANNIA
18/03/1880 Sank
Comments: 1859: Lengthened
1869: Lengthened & re-engined
18/03/1880: Broke in two at Antwerp whilst discharging cargo from Hamburg.
Grounded when the tide fell & broke in two, becoming a total loss
Insured at Hamburg for 150,000 Marks