Brazil,South America

The paddle steamer Pirapama was laid down at Palmers in Durham in England, and was launched in 1841. Not much is known about her history, except that she in the 1880's she was operated by the Brazilian company Nacional de Navigare Costeira in Rio de Janeiro. She collided with the paddle steamer Bahia 24. March 1887 outside Pernambuco where 37 people lost their lives. Pirapama was heavily damaged after the accident and was taken out of service. She was deliberately scuttled two years later. The battered remains of her rest today on a depth of 20 to 24 meter about five nautical miles outside Recife.

Former names:

242,0 x 26,0 x ? f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
Durham ( UK ) 1841?
Rio de Janeiro ( BR )

Last updated: December 2020