The steamship Cimbria was built by Caird & Company in Scotland, and was launched 21.January 1867 for the German company Hamburg America Line. She completed her first transatlantic journey in April that same year. 19.January 1883 she collided with the steamer Sultan outside Borkum, and sank in less than twenty minutes. She carried over 400 immigrants and had a crew of 120 men. Only 133 people survived the accident. The battered remains of her rest today 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