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Ship Builders - Caird & Company Greenock
Propulsion - Steam, single screw, 13 knots.
Re-engineed by Elder with Compound Engines
Launched - Tuesday, 20 August 1872
Built - 1872
Ship Type - Passenger Cargo Ship
Tonnage - 3200 Gross Tons Length - 349 Feet Breadth - 40 Feet
Accommodation for 90
1st Class, 126 2nd Class, and 600 3rdClass passengers.
Owner History - Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen
Status - Sunk - September 8, 1882
In 1875 a man called Thomassen tried to sink the vessel by placing a time bomb in a chest smuggled aboard. He did so to effect a claim on goods he had stowed on her. The bomb exploded whilst the ship was in port at Bremerhaven killing sixty eight people and injuring dozens of others. The man confessed to his crime and reputedly tried to kill himself.
The S.S. Mosel
H.A.F. Neynaber Master of the "Mosel" on
June 11, 1877
From Bremen, Germany to Southampton, England
to New York
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