SS Copenhagen (1898)

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SS Copenhagen
Owner: Glasgow Shipowners Company, Ltd.
Launched: 22 February 1898
Fate: Sank 1900
General characteristics
Length: 325 ft (99 m)
Beam: 47 ft (14 m)
Depth: 25.6 ft (7.8 m)
Installed power: 3 × triple expansion steam engines
Propulsion: Single screw
Sail plan: Schooner rig
Speed: 8 knots (15 km/h; 9.2 mph)
Complement: 26
SS Copenhagen
SS Copenhagen (1898) is located in Florida
SS Copenhagen (1898)
Location Broward County, Florida, US
Nearest city Pompano Beach, Florida
Coordinates 26°12′20″N 80°05′06.46″W / 26.20556°N 80.0851278°W / 26.20556; -80.0851278Coordinates: 26°12′20″N 80°05′06.46″W / 26.20556°N 80.0851278°W / 26.20556; -80.0851278
NRHP Reference # 01000532
FUAP # 5
Significant dates
Added to NRHP 31 May 2001
Designated FUAP 1994

SS Copenhagen is a shipwreck off the town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Florida, United States.[1] The single screw steamer was built in Sunderland, England in 1898, sinking in 1900. Located on the Pompano Dropoff reef south of Hillsboro Inlet, it became the fifth Florida Underwater Archaeological Preserve when it was dedicated in 1994.[2] There is a plaque noting this distinction south of the wreck.[3] This was followed on 31 May 2001 with its addition to the US National Register of Historic Places.[2]


  1. ^ "SS Copenhagen". Archived from the original on 15 July 2011. Retrieved 2009-06-06. 
  2. ^ a b Barnette, Michael C. (2003). Shipwrecks of the sunshine state: Florida's submerged history. Association of Underwater Explorers. ISBN 0-9743036-0-7. 
  3. ^ Barnette, Michael C. "SS Copenhagen". Association of Underwater Explorers. Archived from the original on 6 June 2008. Retrieved 2009-06-06.