Ship Name

Brittania

Type

Passenger steamer

Origins/Provenance

Great Britain

Era

Heroic Age of Sail (1816-1865)

Year Launched

1840

Home Waters

North Atlantic

Function

Commercial

Displacement (tons)

1156

Length (feet)

212

Beam (feet)

30

Draft (feet)

17

Primary Propulsion

Fuel/Steam

Propulsion Specifications

side-lever engine; sidewheels

Hull

wood

Crew

89

Top Speed (knots)

9

Historical Note

First of the Cunard Line Atlantic liners; along with Acadia, Caledonia and Columbia; Charles Dickens sailed it to America in 1842.

Related Source

Ships of the World: An Historical Encyclopedia (1997)