Palmas
Ship Number
212
Vessel Type
Cargo Ship
Built
Belfast
Launch Date
24 July 1888
Delivered
13 October 1888
Owner
Alfred Lewis Jones (Sir)
Weight
2428 grt
BP Length
312 feet
Breadth
39 feet
No. of Screws
Speed (approx)
12 knots
Propulsion
triple expansion 1200 H.P.
Official No.
93817
Registered
Liverpool
Fate
Sank
 Palmas

"Steamer regarded as lost,"
 
"The steamer Palmas, of the Elder-Dempster  Line, which has been overdue for some weeks, is now regarded as lost. The Palmas, a steel screw steamer, 2494 net register, left  Liverpool for Boston on January 3rd with a cargo of coal. She was spoken on January 9th by a Cunard Liner, but since then  nothing has been heard of her, and all hope of her safety is now abandoned. The Palmas carried a crew of 39 men, the master being W.G. Burton, of Brighton, and the chief mate, W.H. Adams, Liverpool. The crew belong to different parts of the country, but mainly to Liverpool.
 
[Inverness Courier, Feb. 27, 1903.]