The steamship Cimbria was built by Caird & Company in Scotland and launched 21.January 1867 for the German company Hamburg America Line. She completed her first transantlantic journey in April the same year. 19.January 1883 she collided with the steamer Sultan outside Borkum, and sank within twenty minutes. She carried over 400 immigrants and had a crew of 120 men. Only 133 survived. The remains of Cimbria rest on a depth of 20 to 28 meter.

Former names:

329,0 x 39,0 x 32,0 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
3037 grt
Greenock ( D ) 1867
Hamburg ( D )

Picture: Cimbria
From video by Theo Beelien

Last updated: September 2019