Ship Name

Sirius

Type

steam-powered

Origins/Provenance

Great Britain

Era

Heroic Age of Sail (1816-1865)

Year Launched

1837

Home Waters

North Atlantic

Function

Commercial

Length (feet)

208

Beam (feet)

47

Draft (feet)

15

Primary Propulsion

Fuel/Steam

Propulsion Specifications

side-lever engines; paddles

Hull

wooden

Top Speed (knots)

9

Historical Note

Along with Great Western,restarted transatlantic steam passage; from Cork to NYC in 19 days in 1838; in service until sunk in 1847.

Record ID: 169