SS Savannah: the First Steamship to Cross the Atlantic – 20 June 1819

Posted on June 19th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

On 20 June 1819, the ‘SS Savannah’ steamed into Liverpool Docks, thus becoming the first steamship to cross the Atlantic.

To celebrate the day, here is a newspaper story from 1819 that reports on this historic occasion.

historical newspaper report steamship savannah

Morning Post – Wednesday 23 June 1819

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