An iron passenger screw steam ship built in 1864 by Tod & McGregor, Glasgow.
Dimensions 103,07×12,92×8,37 meters [338'2"×42'4"×27'6"]
and tonnage 2686 GRT, 2488 NRT and 2470 tons under deck.
Later rebuilt as a four-masted iron ship.
- 1864 May
- Launched at the shipyard of Tod & McGregor, Glasgow, as
the passenger screw steamer Cuba for the Cunard Line, Liverpool.
Assigned the Official British Reg. No. 50357.
Used in the Liverpool - New York passenger trade.
- 1864 December 3
- Sailed from Liverpool on her maiden voyage to New York via Queenstown.
- Sold to David Brown & Sons, London, and was
converted to a fourmasted ship and given the name Earl of Beaconsfield.
- 1877 November 1 — January 18
- Sailed from London to
Hudson's Bay in 78 days.
- 1887 November 6
- Wrecked near Withernsea [Lubbock has
Aldborough, Yorkshire] on voyage from Calcutta to Hull.
More information on the SS
from the Cunard Archives.
Updated 1996-07-15 by Lars Bruzelius.
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