White Star Line Ships

White Star Line Ships

All White Star Line Ships were built by Harland and Wolff

 

OCEANIC

  • 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

 

ATLANTIC

  • 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.

 

 

BALTIC

  • 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.

 

REPUBLIC

  • Yard No 76;
  • Launched July 1871;
  • Maiden voyage 1872 to New York;
  • Scrapped in 1910.

 

ADRIATIC

  • 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.

 

CELTIC

  • Yard No 79;
  • Launched June 1872;
  • Ran aground on her maiden voyage in Oct 1872;
  • Scrapped in 1898.

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  • venetian

 

For further information see Belfast Ship Builders, Colourpoint Books, Newtownards, 2011, Cameron, S.

 

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