A SHIP CALLED THE NUMIDIAN


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Around 1910 my mother's family including my grandmother (Janet Howieson) and grandfather (Henry Russell) came to Boston from Scotland on The Numidian. There were 3 daughters (Isabel, MaryJane& Catherine) and son James. My mother Catherine was the youngest and often talked about the trip. She had a great time, never was seasick, always loved ships and took her last cruise at age 95 in 1985. She died in 1990 at age 100. I am eager to know more about the Numidian including passenger list,etc. This is my second message. seem to have lost the first one. Carolyn in Sacramento
 

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Carolyn -

The S. S. Numidian was built in 1891 by D. & W. Henderson & Co., Glasgow, Scotland. Tonnage: 4,836. Dimensions: 400' x 45'. Single-screw, 13 1/2 knots. Triple expansion engines. Two masts and one funnel. Steel hull. Passengers: 100 first, 80 second, 1,000 third.
Maiden voyage: Liverpool-Quebec-Montreal, August 20, 1891.
Made her final voyage to Boston in 1914.
In the first World War she was filled with cement and sunk, so as to block a channel against submarines. Sister ship: Mongolian.

You'll find a couple of passenger lists at the links below.

http://olivetreegenealogy.com/ships/can_numidian1895.shtml

http://ist.uwaterloo.ca/~marj/genealogy/numidian.html


Both of these are earlier than 1910 - but this site -

http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/TheShipsList/2001-12
may have something more specific

Steve
 
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