british SS Idaho [+1878]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type passenger ship
propulsion sail and steam
date built 1869
live live
weight (tons) 3132  grt
dimensions 105.2 x 13.1 x 8.5 m
engine 2cy
power 400  h.p.
about the loss
cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
date lost 01/06/1878  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Liverpool & Great Western Steam Navigation Co.
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depth (m.) 40 max. / 34 min. (m)
orientation 135°
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entered by Murphy Philip
entered 21/09/2006
last update Allen Tony
last update 01/06/2009
[1] Lettens Jan01/10/2009
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Murphy Philip21/09/2006

She is in suprisingly good shape considering the time and conditions in the area she lies. Horse bones still lie on her.

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O Rourke Mick21/05/2009

Idaho 58991

Brig Rigged Steam Vessel , built by Palmers in Jarrow Newcastle for Liverpool & Great Western Steam Co in 1869 .

Freeman´s Journal Monday, June 3, 1878 reports on the loss of the Guion Line Steamer Idaho.
On a Voyage from New York to Liverpool Via Queenstown after delivering mails to Queenstown she ran aground on Connigmore rocks near the Saltee Islands. The Idaho carried 151 passengers and a mixed cargo of 51 Horses , some cattle and a 1000 tons of beef. she drifted of the rock and sank within 20 minutes , passengers and crew saved.

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About Builders
 Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Original founders: Brothers Charles Mark and George Palmer from Jarrow, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. - - - Charles Palmer established a yard at Jarrow in 1851 and built its first iron collier 'The John Bowes' in the following year. It was the first ever sea-going screw collier and was built for shipping coal to London.
Palmers were also famed for building the first rolled armour plates for warships in 1854.

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