SS Bothnia

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Poster image of SS Bothnia
Poster image of SS Bothnia
United Kingdom
NameSS Bothnia
OwnerCunard Line
Port of registryLiverpool
BuilderJ. & G. Thomson & Co., Clydebank
Yard number128
Launched4 March 1874
CompletedJune 1874
Maiden voyage8 August 1874
FateScrapped, 1899
General characteristics
Length422 ft 2 in (128.68 m)
Beam42 ft 2 in (12.85 m)
Depth18 ft 11 in (5.77 m)
Propulsion1 × 600 hp (447 kW) steam compound steam engine
Sail planBarque-rigged
Speed12.5 knots (23.2 km/h; 14.4 mph)
  • 1,400 passengers:
  • 300 × 1st class
  • 1,100 × 3rd class

SS Bothnia was a British steam passenger ship that sailed on the trans-Atlantic route between Liverpool and New York City or Boston. The ship was built by J & G Thomson of Clydebank, and launched on 4 March 1874 for the British & North American Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, which became the Cunard Line in 1879.[1]

Constructed with an iron hull ship, and 4,535 gross register tons, and with a length of 422 feet. She was powered by a 600 hp 2-cylinder compound steam engine, barque-rigged on three masts, and had a top speed of 1212 knots. She could carry up to 1,400 passengers, 300 in first class and 1,100 in 3rd class.[1]

Bothnia sailed on her maiden voyage from Liverpool to New York via Queenstown on 8 August 1874, and on 15 April 1885, made her first voyage from Liverpool to Boston. She was withdrawn from service in mid-1898 and then sold, and was scrapped in Marseille in 1899.[2]


  1. ^ a b "SS Bothnia". Clyde-built Ship Database. 2012. Archived from the original on 7 November 2004. Retrieved 3 November 2012.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  2. ^ "Bothnia, Cunard Line". 2012. Retrieved 3 November 2012.