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Royal Mail Steam Ship Europa

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: lithograph
Maker: Currier, Nathaniel
Place made: United States, New York, New York
Date made: 1849
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 15 1/2 in x 22 in
Nomenclature: paddle steamships
Classification: ship portraits

An uncolored lithograph of a port-broadside view of the SS 'Europa.' She flies the American flag on her foremast and a British ensign at her stern. The print depicts the steamship before her mizzen mast was removed in 1853. She regularly sailied to Liverpool-Halifax-Boston/New York. She was also notable for colliding with and sinking the emigrant ship 'Charles Bartlet' on September 2, 1848 in which 135 lives were lost.


Related People

Currier, Nathaniel
American, 1813-1888