On This Day

7 August


1895 Georgic, the largest vessel of her kind

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At Belfast during the evening the new White Star cargo and livestock carrier Georgic (Yard No. 293), the largest vessel of her kind in the world, was towed by the paddle tug Wrestler, belonging to the Liverpool Steam Tug Co, from her finishing berth in the Abercorn Basin and tied up alongside Victoria Pier.

She remained until her departure for Liverpool. It was necessary to move Georgic in consequence of the launch on 8 August 1895 of American (Yard No. 294), belonging to the West Indian & Pacific Steamship Co Ltd from the southern end of Queen’s Island. (See: 8 August 1895)


1957 Missouri

 The 18,751-ton oil tanker Missouri (Yard No. 1542) was launched today for the Texas Co. (Panama) Ltd.