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Yard No. 55

Yard Number 55 was named AUSTRIA when launched on Tuesday 23/06/1857 by Caird & Company Greenock for Adolph Robinon Glasgow

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1857
Ship Type: Iron Steamship
Tonnage: 2386grt 1622nrt
Length: 320.0ft
Breadth: 40.0ft
Draught: 17.5ft depth

Owner History:
Adolph Robinon, Glasgow
1858 Hamburg Amerika Line

Her main engines were built by the shipbuilder , she was powered by Steam 2cyl 400nhp screw

AUSTRIA was destroyed by fire on 13/09/1868

Additional Information:
ON 19366
Chartered by East India Company to carry troops to India and to be transferred to Hapag at Cambay, ,India (twice returned to Plymouth damaged, and charter cancelled)
Caught fire in 45.01N 41.30W (Hamburg for New York) and 447/470 lives lost

Photo supplied by David Asprey