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Name: CHICAGO
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 11/10/1866
Completed: 12/1866
Builder: Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 198
Dimensions: 2866grt, 1980nrt, 332.8 x 42.4 x 27.9ft
Engines: 2cyl (60 & 60 x 42ins), 350hp
Engines by: Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.0knots
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 55033
History:
08/12/1866 Liverpool & Great Western Steamship Co Ltd (Guion & Co), Liverpool
12/01/1868 Wrecked
Comments: Sister ship to the MANHATTAN
Built for the Liverpool & Queenstown to New York service
Accommodation for 72 x 1st Class & 800 x 2nd Class passengers
12/01/1868: Wrecked near Queenstown
On a voyage from New York to Liverpool carrying passengers, cotton & wheat


"Wreck of the steamship CHICAGO". Illustrated Times, London, 25/01/1868

London Daily News, Thursday, 16/01/1868