SS City of Philadelphia

The SS City of Philadelphia was an iron-hulled single screw passenger steam ship owned by the Liverpool and Philadelphia Steam Ship Company, also known as the "Inman Line."

United Kingdom
Name: SS City of Philadelphia
Owner: Inman Line
Route: Atlantic crossing.
Launched: 1854
Out of service: 7 September 1854
Fate: Wrecked near Cape Race on maiden voyage, 7 September 1854
General characteristics
Type: Steamship
Tonnage: 2150 tons
Length: 292 ft (89 m)
Beam: 37 ft (11 m)
Sail plan: 3 masts

The third vessel owned by the company, City of Philadelphia was an improvement on the design of SS City of Manchester.

On September 7, 1854, she was wrecked near Cape Race on her maiden voyage, without loss of life. [1][2]


  1. Gibbs, C. R. Vernon (1957). Passenger Liners of the Western Ocean: A Record of Atlantic Steam and Motor Passenger Vessels from 1838 to the Present Day. John De Graff. p. 116.
  2. "Loss of the City of Philadelphia". The Morning Chronicle (27382). London. 27 September 1854.

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