Erne (ship)

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The Erne , was a 1,692 ton, iron sailing ship with a length of 255.6 feet, breadth of 38.3 feet and depth of 23.2 feet. She was built by Russel & Company for the Nourse Line, named after the River Erne in northwest of Ireland, and launched in May 1886. She was primarily used for the transportation of Indian indentured labourers to the colonies. Details of some of these voyages are as follows:

DestinationDate of ArrivalNumber of PassengersDeaths During Voyage
Suriname27 April 1890n/an/a
Suriname14 April 1894n/an/a
Fiji24 April 1896 557n/a
Suriname27 April 1899n/an/a
British Guiana1906n/an/a

In 1895, the Erne took 22 days to travel from Barbados to Liverpool. In 1908 ship, was sold to River Plate Shipping Co, Montreal.

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Lubbock, Basil (1981). Coolie ships and oil sailors. Brown, Son & Ferguson. ISBN 0-85174-111-8. 

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