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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
4,670 gross 1871 at Liverpool by Liverpool Shipbuilding Co. National Line 443ft x 44.3ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1871  Feb. 9, launchedAtlantic Journey ID 4766
 1871  Nov. 10, maiden voyage Liverpool - Queenstown - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 4767
 1871  Liverpool     New York  Nov. 18 Date for arrival New York is not reported and are estimated. - The steamship Egypt’s first journey westbound. Crossing the distance Queenstown to New York in 9 days and 17 hours.Transatlantc ID
 1872  Liverpool  Apr. 06  New York  Apr. 17 Agent Hr. O. Svenson, ChristianiaTransatlantc ID
 1872  Liverpool  Aug. 28  New York  Sept. 08 Transatlantc ID
 1872  Liverpool  Oct. 10  New York  Oct. 20 Queenstown 1872-10-11Transatlantc ID
 1873  Liverpool  Apr. 23  New York  May 04 Transatlantc ID
 1873  Liverpool  May 28  New York  June 08 Transatlantc ID
 1873  Liverpool     New York  July 14 Transatlantc ID
 1873  Liverpool     New York  Aug. 16 Transatlantc ID
 1873  Liverpool  Sept. 10  New York  Sept. 22 Transatlantc ID
 1873  Liverpool  Oct. 15  New York  Oct. 26 Transatlantc ID
 1878  Liverpool     New York  May 20 Transatlantc ID
 1878  Liverpool     New York  June 30 Transatlantc ID
 1878  Liverpool  July 30  New York  Aug. 09 Transatlantc ID
 1879  Liverpool  Nov. 26  New York  Dec. 06 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool     New York  Apr. 18 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool     New York  Apr. 26 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool     New York  May 23 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool     New York  June 27 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool     New York  Aug. 01 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool     New York  Sept. 04 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool     New York  Oct. 09 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool     New York  Nov. 16 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool     New York  Dec. 27 Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool     New York  Feb. 14 Also reported arrival 1881-02-07Transatlantc ID
 1881  March 12: departed Plymouth with the 75th and 96th Regiment for Malta, mastered by Capt. GroganAtlantic Journey ID 14101
 1881  Liverpool     New York  Apr. 24 Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool     New York  May 29 Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool  June 22  New York  July 03 Agent T. C. Kloed - Arrived at 03:00 morningTransatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool  Aug. 03  New York  Aug. 14 Arrived at 23:00 nightTransatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool  Sept. 14  New York  Sept. 25 Arrived in the evening - Passengers from T. C. Kloed, ChristianiaTransatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool  Oct. 26  New York  Nov. 06 Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool  Nov. 30  New York  Dec. 14 Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool     New York  Apr. 25 Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool     New York  May 27 Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool  Aug. 02  New York  Aug. 11 Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool  Sept. 06  New York  Sept. 17 Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool  Nov. 15  New York  Nov. 28 Transatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool  Jan. 18  New York  Jan. 30 Transatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool  Mar. 14  New York  Mar. 24 Transatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool  Apr. 18  New York  Apr. 29 Arrived at 11:00 morningTransatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool  May 23  New York  June 03 Transatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool     New York  July 08 Transatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool  Aug. 01  New York  Aug. 11 Transatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool  Sept. 05  New York  Sept. 16 Also reported arrive 1883-09-15Transatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool     New York  Oct. 21 Transatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool     New York  Apr. 26 Transatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool     New York  May 25 Transatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool     New York  June 28 Transatlantc ID
 1887  Liverpool     New York  Oct. 01 Transatlantc ID
 1888  Liverpool     New York  May 20 Transatlantc ID
 1888  Liverpool     New York  May 21 Transatlantc ID
 1888  Liverpool  Sept. 13  New York  Sept. 24 Transatlantc ID
 1890  July 19, destroyed by fire at sea on way New York - Liverpool, no lives lostAtlantic Journey ID 4768
The information listed above is not the complete record of the ship. The information was collected from a multitude of sources, and new information will be added as it emerges
Egypt, National Line steamship
Picture of the S/S Egypt with
sails from an old engraving printed in The Illustrated London News, 1871
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Egypt, National Line steamship
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From the Illustrated London News, Nov. 18 1871:
The National Steam-Ship Company has added to its fleet of steamers, for the Liverpool and New York line, one called the Egypt, which is, we believe, except the Great Eastern, the largest steamship afloat. The Egypt is 450 ft. 6 in. in length, 44 ft. in breadth of beam, and 36 ft. in depth of hold ; and her gross measurement of burden is 5150 tons. She is fitted with engines constructed on the compound principle, working up to 3000-horse power, and supplied with steam by six double boilers, arranged in two sets of three each, carrying a pressure of 75lb. to the square inch. The saloon is furnished with berths for 120 first-class passengers, and there is accommodation for 1410 in the steerage. Nothing that can tend to the convenience and comfort of both classes of passengers has been neglected on board this vessel. She is, unlike some of the other ocean-going steamers, both a summer and winter ship, and has been built for speed combined with safety and great carrying capacity. She is a complete four-decker, with a spar-deck flush fore and aft - the only obstructions, and they are very slight, being the cabin entrances and skylights. This and the deck below are strongly plated with steel and planked with pine. The two lower decks are plated with iron amidships, where the general strain of the machinery is felt, and are also decked over in the same manner as the upper decks. The saloons, state-rooms, and officers' rooms are warmed by steam-pipes, which are far less dangerous than the heat generated by stoves, especially when a vessel is pitching in a heavy seaway. The ship has five steam-winches and a steam capstan and windlass of Napier's patent. The steam-winches supersede a vast amount of manual labour; they work the pumps, hoist the sails, and discharge and load the cargo. The Egypt, as shown in our Illustration, has four masts - the foremast, mainmast, mizzen, and jigger; and she can "let out" as much canvas as any vessel afloat; but bending canvas will hardly be necessary when she can forge ahead at the rate of about thirteen knots an hour by steam alone. All the lower masts are of iron, whilst the lower yards and lower topsail-yards (adopting the American principle of double topsail and yards) are made of steel, which secures lightness combined with strength. The vessel has steering apparatus both amidships and aft, and the "rudder work" is thus made doubly secure. The Egypt started from Liverpool, on her first voyage to New York, yesterday week, with 480 passengers and 3000 tons of cargo. She is commanded by Captain Frederic Grogan. The National Company's fleet consists of the Denmark, Virginia, Erin, Helvetia, Canada, France, The Queen, England, Italy, Holland, Spain, and Egypt. The Holland, which has been removed from the New York trade for a time, has just completed one of the fastest passages ever made between Liverpool and Calcutta by the Suez Canal, having made the run in thirty-three days, including two days occupied in passing through the canal.

The steamer Egypt at Malta, March 1881 conveying the 75th and 96th Regiments from Portsmouth
The Egypt at Malta, March 1881
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Steerage plan - Egypt and Spain
Steerage plan - Egypt and Spain
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