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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.


CC-R-0186

Related People

Currier, Nathaniel
American
American, 1813-1888
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