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1,834 gross 1847 at Port Glasgow by John Wood & Co. Cunard Line 251ft x 38.2ft x 25.4ft 
 1847 Sept. 22, launchedAtlantic Journey ID 1500
 1848 July 15, maiden voyage Liverpool - Halifax - BostonAtlantic Journey ID 1504
 1848 Sept. 2, first voyage Liverpool - Halifax - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 1505
 1849 July 27, collided with and sank the emigrant ship "Charles Bartlet", 135 lives lostAtlantic Journey ID 1501
 1853 Mizzen mast removedAtlantic Journey ID 1502
 1854 Crimean War transportAtlantic Journey ID 1506
 1855 Liverpool - Halifax - New York/BostonAtlantic Journey ID 1507
 1858 Aug. 14, collided with and sank the Arabia off Cape Race, both damagedAtlantic Journey ID 1503
 1867 Sold and became sailing barkAtlantic Journey ID 1508
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

Cunard Line steamship Europa
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S/S Europa collision
Picture of the S/S Europa
colliding in 1849

America and Europa, Cunard Line steamships
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AN EMIGRANT SHIP RUN DOWN. ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY-FIVE LIVES LOST. The Illustrated London News, July 7, 1849 - transcribed by BÝrge Solem Apr. 2005. - This is an account of the collision between the S/S Europa and brig Charles Bartlett in 1849. The previous year the Cunard steamship Europa had set a new transatlantic record when crossing from Liverpool to New York in 11 days and 3 hours. At the time of the collision she was going at the rate of twelve knots, striking the Charles Bartlett abreast of the after main shrouds.


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