Brasil,South America

The paddle steamer Pirapama was supposedly laid down in 1841 in Durham, but no further information or details have been found out about her history. In the late 1880s she was owned by a company in Rio de Janeiro and in March 1887 she collided with Bahia, another Brazilian steam paddler. 37 people perished in the accident. Pirapama was later found guilty in the accident and was scuttled two years later. The remains of her, mostly parts of the hull and scattered mechanical parts, rest today on a depth of 20 to 24 meter approx six nautical miles outside Recife.

Former names:

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

Picture: The remains of Pirapama
From video by Dudamaldaner

Last updated: September 2019