Ship Name

Arctic

Type

sidewheel steamship

Origins/Provenance

New York - built

Era

Heroic Age of Sail (1816-1865)

Year Launched

1850

Home Waters

Transatlantic

Function

Commercial

Displacement (tons)

2865

Length (feet)

284

Beam (feet)

46

Draft (feet)

7

Primary Propulsion

Fuel/Steam

Propulsion Specifications

side-lever beam engine

Hull

wood

Top Speed (knots)

13

Historical Note

Sank on maiden voyage westward as Collins Line steamer after collision with eastward-bound French iron-hull steamer in September 1854. 300+ drownings.

Related Images

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Arctic steam vessel of the Collins Line, 1851-54
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Arctic steam vessel of the Collins Line, 1851-54
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Related Source


Ships of the World: An Historical Encyclopedia (1997)