SS Java

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For other ships of the same name, see SS Zeeland.
Career
Name: 1865: SS Java
1878: SS Zeeland
1889: Electrique
1892: Lord Spencer
Operator: 1865: Cunard Line
1878: Red Star Line
1889: French owners
1892: British owners
Port of registry: 1865:  United Kingdom
1898:  France
1892:  United Kingdom
Route: 1865: Liverpool–Queenstown–New York
1878: Antwerp–New York
Builder: J & G Thomson
Glasgow, Scotland
Launched: 24 June 1865
Maiden voyage: Liverpool-Queenstown–New York, 21 October 1865
Fate: Missing on way San Francisco-New York, 1895
General characteristics
Tonnage: 2,696 GT
Length: 337.1 ft (102.7 m)
Beam: 42.9 ft (13.1 m)
Capacity:

Passengers (as built):

SS Java was a British and French ocean liner built in 1865 at Glasgow by J. G. Thompson & Co. It served for the Cunard Line. 1877 it was re-engined with compound engines by Fawcett, Preston & Co, Liverpool and chartered to Warren Line, until it had been sold to Red Star Line one year later and renamed to SS Zeeland.

In its later years it was sold to French owners in 1889 and British owners again in 1892. In 1895 it went missing on its way from San Francisco to New York.

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