Brasil,South America

Bahia was a paddle steamer built in iron by Stephen & Sons in Glasgow as yard number 144. She was launched 10. February 1872 for the Brazilian company Brazilian Navigation Company in Rio de Janeiro. Outside Recife she collided with the steamer Pirapama in March 1887. Thirty seven people lost their lives and Pirapama was later blamed for the accident. The remains of Bahia rest today on a depth of approximately 18 to 25 meter some twelve nautical miles outside the island of Itamaraca. Also see the wreck of Pirapama.

Former names:

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

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

Last updated: September 2019