PS Anglia (1847)

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History
Name:
  • 1848-1863: PS Anglia
  • 1864-1865: PS Admiral Dupont
Owner:
Operator:
Port of registry: United Kingdom
Builder: Ditchburn and Mare, Blackwall
Launched: 1847
Out of service: 1865
Fate: Sunk after collision
General characteristics
Tonnage: 473 gross register tons (GRT)
Length: 190.5 ft (58.1 m)
Beam: 26.2 ft (8.0 m)
Draught: 13.8 ft (4.2 m)

PS Anglia was a paddle steamer passenger vessel operated by the Chester and Holyhead Railway from 1847 to 1859 and the London and North Western Railway from 1859 to 1861.[1]

History[edit]

She was built by Ditchburn and Mare, Blackwall for the Chester and Holyhead Railway, which was taken over by the London and North Western Railway in 1859.

She was sold in 1861 and used as a blockade runner by the Confederate States of America. Captured in 1862 by the Union and renamed Admiral Dupont[2][3] after Admiral Samuel Francis Du Pont

On 7 June 1865 she left New York City for Fortress Monroe with a detachment of United States troops. On 8 June 1865 at 4.20am, she collided with a sailing vessel, the Stadaconda (or Studaconda[4]), and was sunk in about three minutes.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Railway and Other Steamers, Duckworth. 1962
  2. ^ "Feeder Lines - Eastern & North Western Companies + Zeeland & Stena Lines". The Ships List. Retrieved 17 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "London & North Western Railway, Page 1: Holyhead Services". Simplon Postcards. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 
  4. ^ New York Times. 11 June 1865
  5. ^ Reports of the Secretaru of the Treasury on the state of the finances. United States Department of the Treasury. 1865. p.213