Ship Name

Atlantic

Type

steamship

Origins/Provenance

English/White Star

Era

Age of Steam and Steel (1866-1920)

Year Launched

1871

Home Waters

North Atlantic

Function

Commercial

Displacement (tons)

3707

Length (feet)

435

Beam (feet)

41

Primary Propulsion

Fuel/Steam

Propulsion Specifications

compound engines; single screw

Hull

iron

Top Speed (knots)

14

Historical Note

Went aground in storm off Halifax bound for New York City in 1873; lost half of its 900+ passengers and crew; the rest swam ashore

Related Locations

New York City,

Related Events

1873 - New-York bound __Atlantic__ sunk,

Related Source

Ships of the World: An Historical Encyclopedia (1997)