Built : 1873 John Elder & Co, Glasgow
Tonnage : 4,022g, 2,583n
Dimensions : 402ft 2in (122.58m) x 42ft 9in (13.03m) x 33ft 9in (10.299m)
Engine : Single screw, compound inverted, 2 cylinders 600HP; 13 knots.
Hull : Iron, 2 decks
Passengers : 100 1st, 140 2nd, 320 3rd
1873 Launched for Birkenhead - Valparaiso service. June 18 : Maiden voyage. Cost £105,750.
1879 Transferred to Orient Line management and placed on Australia run
1880 Apr 14 : final voyage to Australia; reverted to Valparaiso service
1889 Collided in the Straits of Magellan with the German steamer "Olympia". Beached, careened and repaired there and then.
Apr 15 : refloated but struck another rock and sank. All 202 aboard were saved being rescued by "Setos" of Kosmos Line, Germany
Details as "Cotopaxi" except:-
Tonnage : 2579g
Dimensions : 402.3ft (122.63m)
1872 Dec 16 : Launched. Cost £106,725.
1873 Mar 26 : Maiden voyage Birkenhead - Valparaiso
1879 Jul 18 : Went aground and lost on Mocha Island, coast of Yemen while on the Australian service