White Star Line Ships
All White Star Line Ships were built by Harland and Wolff
- Yard No 73;
- Launched August 1870;
- The first ship for the White Star Line and often cited as the mother of modern liners;
- Scraped in 1896 after 26 years service
- Yard no 74;
- Launched November 1870;
- Atlantic sailed on her maiden voyage 8th June 1871 from Liverpool;
- Ran aground on 1 April 1873 near Halifax Nova Scotia – 585 souls lost.
- Yard No 75;
- Launched March 1871;
- Maiden voyage September 1871;
- Set new record speed of 15 knots on voyage to New York;
- Sank 7th February 1898 – struck a wreck in Atlantic with no lost of life.
- Yard No 76;
- Launched July 1871;
- Maiden voyage 1872 to New York;
- Scrapped in 1910.
- Yard No 77;
- Launched 1871;
- Accommodation for 1150 passengers;
- Record speed 15 kntos on Voyage to New York in June 1872;
- Scrapped in Feb 1899.
- Yard No 79;
- Launched June 1872;
- Ran aground on her maiden voyage in Oct 1872;
- Scrapped in 1898.
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For further information see Belfast Ship Builders, Colourpoint Books, Newtownards, 2011, Cameron, S.
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