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SS President

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One of the early steam-powered mail packets used to provide a transatlantic service

Captain Roberts subsequently commanded the illfated President, and

1840 She foundered in the Atlantic, two days out from New York on the homeward passage, having encountered a terrific gale in which seventy-five vessels went down. She was captained by Captain Roberts.


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