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S.S. Savannah

SS Savannah - 1819
The SS Savannah was the first ship to cross the Atlantic Ocean using steam engines for at least part of the voyage. Her machinery was built at the Speedwell Ironworks in New Jersey.

Captained by Moses Rogers, the SS Savannah left the port of Savannah, Georgia on May 22, 1819 on her famous voyage. She arrived in Liverpool, England, on June 20, 1819, the steam engine having been in use for only part of the time on the 18 day trip (between 8 and 80 hours total). For more details on this historic voyage and the surprises that were in store for Captain Rogers, click on SS Savannah History.



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