SS Java

SS Java was a British and French ocean liner built in 1865 at Glasgow by J. G. Thompson & Co. It served for the Cunard Line. 1877 it was re-engined with compound engines by Fawcett, Preston & Co, Liverpool and chartered to Warren Line, until it had been sold to Red Star Line one year later and renamed to SS Zeeland.

History
Name:
  • 1865: SS Java
  • 1878: SS Zeeland
  • 1889: Electrique
  • 1892: Lord Spencer
Operator:
Port of registry:
Route:
  • 1865: Liverpool–Queenstown–New York
  • 1878: Antwerp–New York
Builder:
Launched: 24 June 1865
Maiden voyage: Liverpool-Queenstown–New York, 21 October 1865
Fate: Missing on way San Francisco-New York, 1895
General characteristics
Tonnage: 2,696 GT
Length: 337.1 ft (102.7 m)
Beam: 42.9 ft (13.1 m)

In its later years it was sold to French owners in 1889 and British owners again in 1892. In 1895 it went missing on its way from San Francisco to New York.

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