Abyssinia — A Miracle Rescue - Ocean Liners Magazine

Abyssinia — A Miracle Rescue

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Like many liners, Cunard Line’s Abyssinia (1870) hauled both passengers and cargo. In December 1891, it was the cargo that nearly killed her passengers and crew.

Built by J. & G. Thomson of Clydebank, Glasgow, the 3,253-ton Abyssinia was 363 feet long with a beam of 42 feet. The single-screw liner was rated at approximately 12 knots. She featured three masts and a single funnel.


Spectators on the Vancouver waterfront watch Abyssinia (1870) depart, circa 1887.

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