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Title S.S. Oregon (Screw Steamer). Rigging (No.274)
Date 1883-1884
Document Type Ship Plan
Library / Archive National Museums Liverpool: Maritime Archives & Library
Biographical Note / History The SS Oregon launched for the Guion Line on 23 June 1883 and made her maiden voyage from Liverpool to New York on 6 October 1883. In April 1884 she made a voyage that won the Blue Riband as the fastest liner on the Atlantic. Later that year she was returned to her builders after the Guion Line came into financial difficulty, and was sold to the Cunard Steam Ship Company in May 1884, for whom she continued to make record breaking voyages. A Russian war scare in 1885 meant that she was briefly taken up as an Armed Cruiser by the British Admiralty but she returned to service in November of that year. She sunk after a collision 18 miles east of Long Island, New York on 14 March 1886. All passengers survived.
Theme(s) Ships and Shipping Lines
Country (from) Great Britain
Country (to) United States of America
Ports Liverpool, England; New York City, United States
Ships SS Oregon
Scale 1/8 inch = 1 foot. Original plan: 191 x 68cm
Shipping Company Guion Line; Cunard Steam Ship Company
Shipwright John Elder & Co, Glasgow
Dimensions 521 ft long; 7,375 tons; 1,442 passenger capacity – 340 first class, 92 intermediate class, 10 third class, 1,000 steerage class
Keywords shipping, Guion Line, Cunard Line, shipwreck
Language English
Copyright National Museums Liverpool: Maritime Archives & Library