Oceanic (1)


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Oceanic (1)

White Star Line

Not only was Oceanic operated by the same company that operated Titanic, she was also directly associated with Titanic at the beginning of her maiden voyage as well as during the first weeks following the disaster.

10 April 1912 Minutes after Titanic departed Berth 44 Ocean Dock, she passed Berth 38 where New York and Oceanic were moored in tandem. (Oceanic inboard). The suction of Titanic’s propellers and passing bulk caused the two liners to part their mooring hawsers and draw toward Titanic.Only quick thinking by a tugboat captain and Titanic’s pilot averted a collision.

13 May 1912 During a westbound crossing, Southampton to New York, at 47 degrees 01’ N by 30 degrees 56’ W recovered Titanic’s Collapsible A which contained three bodies : First Class passenger Thomson Beattie and two unidentified crewman. The bodies were buried at sea; the collapsible boat was carried on Oceanic’s deck to New York where on her arrival 16 May, it was placed with Titanic’s other boats in storage at Pier 59.

18 May 1912 On her eastbound crossing, New York-Plymouth-Cherbourg-Southampton, Oceanic carried Michel and Edmond Navratil, young Titanic survivors and their mother, Mme. Marcelle Navratil, who had come to take them home to France.

Signal letters: R H D F wireless call letters: M O G
Steel hull, 2 funnel, 3 masts, 4 decks, twin screws, electric lights, refrigeration machinery
Submarine signal, wireless
Port of registry: Liverpool
Flag of registry: Red swallow-tail pennant with white star
Tonnages: gross 17, 275 underdeck 14,731 net 6,917
Dimensions: length 685.7 ft. width 68.3 ft. depth 44.5 ft.

1899 Built and engined by Harland and Wolff Ltd., Belfast, Yard No. 317

Engines: 2 triple expansion, 8 cyl. (2) 47.5”, (2) 79” (4) 93” x 72” stroke 3,014 NHP 19 knots

Accommodations: First Class: 410 Second Class: 300 Third Class: 1,000

1899 14 Jan Launched, largest liner in the world

1899 6 Sept Maiden Voyage Liverpool to New York and return

1905 23 Aug While at Southampton, fire in compartment #4

1905 Oct. Liverpool, 33 firemen arrested for mutiny

1907 3 Jan At New York, fire in #7 hold

1907 19 Jun First voyage Southampton to New York

1914 14 Aug Commissioned as an armed merchant cruiser and assigned to the 10th Cruiser Squadron

1914 8 Sept. Ran aground on Foula Island, Shetlands. No loss of life. Armament and naval fittings recovered, hull unsalvageable.

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Shelley Dziedzic


Encyclopedia Titanica (2005) Oceanic (1) (Voyage, ref: #4625, published 10 July 2005, generated 4th August 2021 03:49:09 AM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/oceanic.html