SS Jeddah

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SS Jeddah
Career
Owner: Singapore Steamship Company
Port of registry:  UK
Identification: Official number 67,990
General characteristics
Type: Steamship
Tonnage: 993 44/101 tons register

SS Jeddah was a Singaporean-owned steamship that was originally reported as sunk in 1880 near Yemen with a great loss of life among the Muslim pilgrims aboard. The captain and crew abandoned the ship and passengers when it began quickly taking on water. The ship and all passengers were successfully rescued by a French vessel. The incident inspired Joseph Conrad to write the novel Lord Jim.

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