Ship Name

Savannah

Type

steamship

Origins/Provenance

New York-built

Era

Heroic Age of Sail (1816-1865)

Year Launched

1819

Home Waters

Transatlantic

Function

Commercial

Displacement (tons)

320

Length (feet)

109

Beam (feet)

26

Draft (feet)

12

Primary Propulsion

Human energy

Propulsion Specifications

inclined single-cylinder; sidewheels

Hull

wood

Top Speed (knots)

5

Historical Note

First steam-powered ship to cross the Atlantic Ocean; made eastern crossing in 1819 in 31 days, with 18 days using engine; also used in Charleston to Savannah run; ran aground off Fire Island in 1821

Related Images

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Record ID: 88