Brasil,South America

Bahia was a paddle steamer built in iron in Glasgow by Stephen & Sons as build number 144 and was launched 10.February 1872. She sailed for the Brazilian company Brazilian Navigation Company in Rio de Janeiro until she collided with the steamer Pirapama outside Recife in March 1887. In the accident 37 people perished and Pirapama was later blamed for the accident. Also see the wreck of Pirapama. The remains of Bahia rest today on a depth of 18 to 25 meter approx twelve nautical miles outside the island of Itamaraca.

Former names:

240,7 x 38,1 x 19,9 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1542 grt
Glasgow ( UK ) 1872
Rio de Janeiro ( BR )

Picture: Drawing of what is believed to be Bahia
Unknown illustrator

Last updated: September 2019