|Built by Smith &
Rodger of Glasgow in 1856, the BRAGANZA was owned by the Liverpool
Shipping line of John Bibby Sons & Co.. Drawing fifteen feet of
water, she was a three masted Schooner rigged ship with two single
cylinder 'simple' engines which developed a combined power of some 80
After she had sailed from the
docks at Liverpool on Thursday the 30th of September 1869, and while
the majority of the crew slept peacefully in their bunks, unbeknown to
the Master Mr. John Llyne the BRAGANZA was closing in on another
steamer, the JEROME.
The two vessels collided and
within a few minutes the BRAGANZA had disappeared below the waves,
taking with her the Master and six of the crew.
in our museum that was recovered from the BRAGANZA.
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