THE LOSS OF THE STEAM-SHIP "VILLE DU HAVRE" - OUTWARD BOUND.

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The Loss of the Steam-Ship "Ville Du Havre" - Outward Bound.

Wood engraving, 1873.
Image size 9 1/8 x 13 3/4" (23.2 x 34.8 cm)
Good condition with modern handcolor.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 95248
Price: $90.00
Publisher : Published by Harper's Weekly. December 20, 1873.
The Ville Du Havre, originally named Napoleon III until it underwent reconstruction, was a passenger liner that sailed between France and New York. It was put into service in 1866, but on the fateful day of November 22, 1873, the Ville Du Havre collided with the Loch Earn, and sunk within a matter of minutes. More than 200 people lost their lives.

This wood engraving depicts the ship in her splendor, at the bottom, and a map of the ship's main and lower decks on top.
18th-19th Century Subjects , Marine , Steam