El Salvador,South America

Cheribon was a combined sail and passenger steamer laid down by William Denny & Brothers in Dumbarton in Scotland. She was launched in July 1882 and entered service for the French company Compagnie Nationale de Navigation in Marseilles. She was sold to new owners in Chile in 1899, followed by another transfer two years later to E. Gerrard in Valparaiso. Under a journey along the the coast of El Salvador loaded with merchant goods, she hit ground 11. April 1902. The crew were rescued by another steamer who came to assist, and she sank later that same evening in shallow waters. The remains of the old steamer rest today on a depth of 10 meter right outside Acajutla.

Former names:

104,0 x 12,2 x 6,0 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
3075 grt
Dumbarton ( UK )
Valparaiso ( CH )

13°35'30.1"N 89°50'23.3"W

Last updated: February 2021