.....Passenger list needs further investigation ....May have to re-sink this ship ???
VADERLAND / GEOGRAPHIQUE 1872
This was a 2,748 gross ton ship, length 320.5ft x beam 38.5ft, one funnel, three masts (rigged for sail), iron hull, single screw and a speed of 13 knots. Accommodation for 30-1st (later 70) and 800-3rd class passengers. Built by Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co, Jarrow-on-Tyne, she was launched for the Red Star Line on 21st Aug.1872. Her maiden voyage started on 20th Jan.1873 when she left Antwerp for Falmouth, Halifax and Philadelphia. On 25th Mar.1873 she started her first Antwerp - Philadelphia direct sailing and on 29th Nov.1876 her first Antwerp - New York voyage. Between 1877-1887 she sailed Antwerp - New York or Philadelphia and commenced her last New York voyage on 26th Oct.1887. She subsequently sailed to Philadelphia until Mar.1889 when she was sold to French owmers and renamed GEOGRAPHIQUE. In Oct.1889 she was sunk in collision. [North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.2,p.849/50]