Titanic Ships: the other ships of the Titanic story

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 36’N. 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”, 86”by 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.

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