Daily Event for December 13


Europe's first commercial passenger steamship, the Comet, was wrecked on this day in 1820. She was built
in 1812 in Scotland and was a 40' sidewheeler with four paddles, however two of these were later removed.
On Dec. 13, 1820 she was carried on to the rocks near Craignish Point in the Dorus Mohr and firmly grounded. The waves broke the ship in half and carried away the stern, the bow remained on shore. One of the engines from the Comet is currently on display at The Science Museum in London.
© 2007 Michael W. Pocock
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