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Vessel Name: Arctic
steamship, paddlewheel
Brown, William H.
2,8560 ton paddle steamer, one of the Collins Line, which operated a transatlantic passenter and mail steamship service during the 1850s. She was the largest of a fleet of four, built with the aid of US government subsidies to challenge the transatlantic supremacy of the British-backed Cunard line. In September 1854, while on passage to New York from Liverpool, Arctic collided in fog with the French steamer Vesta off the coast of Newfoundland, and sank four hours later.

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