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Name: MIRANDA
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 24/05/1884
Completed: 22/07/1884
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 174
Dimensions: 1158grt, 734nrt, 1100dwt, 220.0 x 31.2 x 16.0ft
Engines: C2cyl (30 & 56 x 36ins), 180nhp
Engines by: J Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.8knots (trials)
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 87995
History:
22/07/1884 New York, Newfoundland & Halifax SS Co Ltd (CT Bowring, managers), Liverpool
09/08/1894 Sank
Comments: Accommodation for 60 x 1st Class passengers
Contract price 20250, Loss 1935-10s-9d
New York, Newfoundland & Halifax SS Co Ltd.- The Red Cross Line
1885: She made the round trip in a record time of 10 days 8 hours
1885: During the summer months was used to take Americans on cruises to the Artic
1885: Chartered to transport 60,000 rifles for the Turkish Army from the USA
20/06/1886: Stranded by Point Judith Light, Rhode Island
07/07/1894: Sailed from New York on an Artic cruise, during which time she suffered some damage when touching an iceberg
Later in the month when leaving Sukkertoppen, to cruise up the west coast of Greenland, she hit a reef and had to be abandoned
Passengers were transferred and the ship was patched up and taken in tow for New York
09/08/1894: Foundered under tow