Diaries & Journals | Immigration Reports | Illustrated London News | Trivia | Frequently Asked Questions
Berlin, Great Eastern Railway Co.
The BERLIN, 1745 tons, was built by Earle's Shipbuilding, Hull, in 1894 for the Harwich - Hook of Holland Service.
On 21st Feb. 1907 she was swept across the northern mole at the entrance to the New Waterway in a fierce gale. Her bows broke off and sank, but her stern portion remained fast to the breakwater. Despite rescue attempts, only 10 passengers and 5 crew were saved and the loss of 128 lives made this the worst peacetime disaster in North Sea passenger travel.
[Contributed by Ted Finch]
TheShipsList®™ - (Swiggum) All Rights Reserved - Copyright © 1997-2015