SS Austria

DescriptionOn 1 September 1858 the ship caught fire while traveling from Hamburg to New York. The passing barque Maurice rescued most of the survivors and Catarina picked up more the next morning. As the blackened hulk was left to sink all but 65 of 538 passengers were lost.
Nationaliy of ShipGermany
Lives Lost473
Peacetime or WartimePeacetime
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