SS Nubian (1876)

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SS Nubian (after lengthening)
SS Nubian after lengthening.
Name: SS Nubian
Operator: Union Steamship Company
Port of registry:  United Kingdom, Southampton
Builder: Charles Mitchell & Co., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne[1][2]
Yard number: 300[1]
Launched: 1876[1][2]
In service: 1876[1][2]
Out of service: 1892[1][2]
Fate: Lost 20 December 1892[1][2]
General characteristics
Class and type: Cargo and passenger steamer
Tonnage: 3,091 GRT, 1,997 NRT[2]
Length: 109.4 m (359 ft)[1]
Beam: 11.8 m (39 ft)[1]
Draft: 8.3 m (27 ft)[1]
Installed power: 385 nhp[1]
Propulsion: Thos. Clark & Co compound engine[1][2]
Speed: 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)[1][2]

SS Nubian was a steamer built in 1876 by Charles Mitchell & Co. of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England, and was operated by the Union Steamship Company (Southampton Steam Shipping Company) of Southampton, England. A passenger and cargo steamer with a compound engine provided by Thos. Clark & Co of Newcastle-upon-Tyne,[2] she had a top speed of 12 knots. She later was lengthened. From 1876 to 1883, she was used for Cape mail service, and from 1884 she was used for transport between Liverpool, England, Bermuda, and Baltimore, Maryland.[2] In 1887 she steamed to Portuguese East Africa and was used in South Africa from 1888 until 1892.[2] She was lost in the Atlantic Ocean off Lisbon, Portugal, on 20 December 1892.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "SS Nubian". Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Southampton Archives Services". The National Archives. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
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