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Name: NORD AMERICA
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 30/11/1872
Completed: 02/1873
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 80
Dimensions: 2175grt,1273nrt, 314.3 x 35.5 x 27.7ft
Engines: CI2cyl (52 & 92 x 42ins), 400nhp
Engines by:
Propulsion: Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number:
History:
02/1873 GB Lavarello & Co, Genoa
02/01/1883 Wrecked on the Spanish Coast
Comments: The first voyage to Buenos Aires from Genoa took 25 days
50 x 1st, 50 x 2nd and 800 steerage (emigrant) class passengers
The route was Genoa - Gibraltar - Cadiz - St Vincent (for coal only) -
Montevideo - Buenos Aires
Sometimes she would bring back cereals from Rosario on the return voyages
02/01/1883: Wrecked on the Spanish Coast