Ship Fact Files


Owner: Oceanic Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. (White Star Line)

Ship Name:


Vessel type: Passenger and cargo ship

Official No: 113441

Builder: Harland & Wolff Ltd,
Queen's Island, Belfast

Yard No: 332

Laid down: 9 September 1899

Launched: 25 October 1900

Handed over: 22 December 1900

Port & Date of Registry: Liverpool, 20 December 1900

Managing Owner & Address: Harold Arthur Sanderson,
30 James Street, Liverpool


Number of Decks: 3

Number of Masts: 4

Rigged: Schooner

Stern: Elliptical

Build: Clencher

Framework & Description of Vessel: Steel

Number of Bulkheads: 10

Number of water ballast tanks: 12


Length: 550.2 ft

Breadth: 63.3 ft

Depth: 39.9 ft

Gross Registered Tonnage: 12,482.12


Engine Builder: Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast

Engine Type: 2 X quadruple expansion direct acting vertical inverted cylinders

Cylinders: 2 X 22; 2 X 31½; 2 X 46; 2 X 67 inches

Stroke: 51 inches

Nominal Horse Power: 955


Description: Cylindrical multi-tubular

Number: 4 double and 1 single ended

Iron or Steel: Steel

Pressure when loaded: 215 lbs

Screw: Twin

Speed: 13 knots

Signal Letters: S. D. C. T.


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