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Name: HELVETIA
Type: Passenger Ship
Launched: 14/11/1864
Completed: 1864
Builder: Palmer Bros & Co
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 154
Dimensions: 3318grt, 2805nrt, 371.5 x 41.2 x 20.3ft
Engines: Steam, 350hp (1875: C2cyl (55 & 90 x 48ins), 420nhp)
Engines by: (1874: J Penn & Sons, London)
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 51401
History:
1864 National Steam Navigation Co Ltd, Liverpool
1893 Unknown owner, France
04/1894 Sank
Comments: 1871: Deepened to 28.1ft, then 3319grt, 2769nrt
1874: Re-engined
1875: Deepened to 35.6ft, then 3982grt, 2507nrt
04/1894: Abandoned & lost off Cape Finisterre, while on voyage to shipbreakers