SS Bothnia was a British steam passenger ship that sailed on the trans-Atlantic route between Liverpool and New York City or Boston. The ship was built by J & G Thomson of Clydebank, and launched on 4 March 1874 for the British & North American Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, which became the Cunard Line in 1879.[1]

Constructed with an iron hull ship, and 4,535 gross register tons, and with a length of 422 feet. She was powered by a 600 hp 2-cylinder compound steam engine, barque-rigged on three masts, and had a top speed of 12½ knots. She could carry up to 1,400 passengers, 300 in first class and 1,100 in 3rd class.[1]

Bothnia sailed on her maiden voyage from Liverpool to New York via Queenstown on 8 August 1874, and on 15 April 1885, made her first voyage from Liverpool to Boston. She was withdrawn from service in mid-1898 and then sold, and was scrapped in Marseille in 1899.[2]


  1. ^ a b "SS Bothnia". Clyde-built Ship Database. 2012. Retrieved 3 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Bothnia, Cunard Line". norwayheritage.com. 2012. Retrieved 3 November 2012.