Christian and Alexander Neider c. 1864
Heres A video montage Of Harold Neider,
with audio of him playing his Ukelele
The Danube SHIP THAT BROUGHT THE NIEDERER'S' TO AMERICA on April 23,1857
PICTURE DONATED BY CAROL NEIDER
The steamship DANUBE was built under Lloyd's Register of Shipping Special Survey at Clydebank, Glasgow, for the Bibby Line's Mediterranean service by J. & G. Thomson, in 1856. Official number 16,832; 1386/942 tons; 257.2 x 34.5 x 22 feet (l...ength x beam x depth of hold); 3 masts, bark-rigged; iron construction, screw propulsion (engines 180 hp).
On 21 December 1874, the steamship DANUBE was purchased by the Hamburg firm of Robert M. Sloman & Co, who converted her into a sailing ship (3 masts, square-rigged) and renamed her CHARLES DICKENS. 1,359/1,329 tons gross/net; 75 x 10,5 x 6,71 meters (length x beam x depth of hold).
The CHARLES DICKENS ex DANUBE was sold to A. P. Ulriksen of Mandal, Norway, on 13 May 1897; she disappears from Lloyd's Register of Shipping in 1909/10, and I have no information on her subsequent career or ultimate fate.
Painting of the "Danube"
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