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2,266 gross 1858 at Jarrow-on-Tyne by Palmer‘s Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd. Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen, Germany 307ft x 40.8ft 
 1858 June 12, launched as the Hudson for NDLAtlantic Journey ID 4696
 1858 Sept. 11, maiden voyage Bremen - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 4697
 1858 Nov. 2, damaged by fire at Bremerhafen, towed to Palmer Bros & Co. for rebuilding - funnels reduced from two to oneAtlantic Journey ID 4698
 1862 Sold to Fernie Bros, renamed LousianaAtlantic Journey ID 4699
 1863 Transferred to the National Line, renamed LouisianaAtlantic Journey ID 4700
 1864 Feb. 4, first voyage Liverpool - Queenstown - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 4701
 1869 Rebuilt: lengthened to 395.1ft, fitted with compounded engines by J. Jack & Co., new tonnage: 3,847 gross.Atlantic Journey ID 4702
 1870 Renamed HollandAtlantic Journey ID 4703
 1893 Sold to French subjectsAtlantic Journey ID 4704
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
When launched the Hudson was the largest iron steamship yet built on the Tyne. She was propelled by engines of 700-horse power nominal,— about 2,000 effective. According to a contemporary article in the New York Times she had the following dimensions : 345* feet over all, 40 feet beam, and 26 feet deep¹. She had four decks, poop, spar, middle and lower. The saloons and state rooms were fitted up in a very sumptuous manner. She was fitted out to accommodate 100 first-class, 125 second-class, and about 400 third-class (steerage) passengers. Her full complement of passengers, officers, enginemen, firemen and seamen, was about 700. The Hudson was the 71st iron vessel built by by Palmer’s Shipbuilding & Iron Co.
(* N.R.P. Bonsor, "North Atlantic Seaway" p. 182 gives the length as 307 feet)

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