Cestrian, sister ship to the Armenian, seen here at Harland and Wolff's Belfast yard following completion.
(courtesy Lawrence Dunn, Famous Liners of the Past-Belfast-Built)
Westbound, Liverpool to Boston. On arrival at Boston 12 April reported that on 7 April had encountered a large ice field north and east of Cape Race at 42 degrees 36N. by 49 degrees 36 W., extending for a distance of 70 miles.
Port of Registry: Liverpool
Flag of Registry: BritishFunnel: pink with black top
Company flag: red
Signal letters: P B V C
Steel hull, single funnel, single screw, 3 steel decks, electric light
Tonnages: gross 8,825 net 5,754
Dimensions: length 512.5 ft. width 59.2 ft. depth 35 ft.
1895 Built and engineered by Harland and Wolff, Ltd., Belfast
Yard No. 292
Engines: triple expansion, 3 cyl. 31, 52, 86by 66 stroke
190 pound op. steam pressure, 718 NHP, 13 knots
Accommodation: 60 second class passengers
1895, 25 July launched
1895, 19 Sept. sea trials
1895, 28 Sept. maiden voyage, Liverpool-Boston
1899-1902, Boer War troop transport
1903, As a unit of the International Mercantile Marine Co., was transferred to White Star Line cargo service without actual change of ownership
1903, 8 May first voyage Liverpool-New York, six return visits, also intermittently engaged in later service with the White Star Line.
1915, torpedoed and sunk off Trevose Head, Cornwall by a German submarine, U-24, with a loss of 20 lives.