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Name: ERIN
Type: Passenger Ship
Launched: 18/06/1864
Completed: 1864
Builder: Palmer Bros & Co
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 143
Dimensions: 3324grt, 2807nrt, 370.4 x 41.1 x 20.3ft; (1877: 4577grt, 2910nrt, 418.8 x 41.2 x 35.3ft)
Engines: 2cyl (63 & 63 x 42ins), 350hp; (1873: C2cyl (55 & 90 x 48ins), 420hp)
Engines by: Palmer Bros & Co, Jarrow; (1873: J Penn & Sons, London)
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, also barque rigged
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 50274
History:
1864 National Steam Navigation Co Ltd, Liverpool
31/12/1889 Missing
Comments: Designed for 70 x 1st Class & 1000 x Steerage Class passengers
1873: Rebuilt
1877: Rebuilt
31/12/1889: Missing on a voyage from New York to London, 72 lives lost


Newcastle Courant, Friday, June 24, 1864