New York, Newfoundland and Halifax Steam Ship Co., Ltd. (C.T. Bowring & Co., Ltd. Managers)

Departed St. John’s, Newfoundland 6 April for New York.   On 7 April at 45 degrees 10 ‘ N. by 56 degrees 40” W. encountered a strip of field ice about three or four miles wide, extending both north and south as far as could be seen.  Some very heavy ice pans also were seen.  Arrived at New York 11 April.  Departed New York for Halifax 16 April.

(A front page bulletin of the New York Journal of 15 April reports “Titanic will be able to make port under her own steam.  The Canadian Government has ordered Rosalind, now at Halifax (sic) to go to the Titanic if needed.”)

Port of Registry:  London
Flag of Registry: British
Funnel: black, broad white band with a thin elongated red X
Company flag:  Blue, large white oval at center with a red block X
Signal letters:  R J K F Wireless call letters M Z R
Steel hull, one funnel, two masts, single screw, 2 decks, steel, 3 transverse bulkheads, electric light, submarine signal, wireless.
Tonnages:  gross  2,568  underdeck  2,013  net  1,634 
Dimensions: length 300.4 ft  poop  42 ft  width  41.1ft  bridge  82 ft
                      Depth  21.6 ft.  fo’c’sle  41 ft.

1890 Dec. Built by C.S. Swan & Hunter, Newcastle (yard no. 159)

Engines constructed by Wallsend SlipwayCo., Ltd. Newcastle
Triple expansion 3 cyl. 26” 42” 69” x 45” stroke 13 knots.
319 NHP  160 pounds op. steam pressure

1890 Launched as Admiral for the German East Africa Line

1895 Sold to Red Cross Line and renamed Tosari.

1900 Purchased by C.T. Bowring and renamed Rosalind.

1907 1 July Off George’s Island in fog, collided with and sank the steamer Seniac.

1912 20 April On the day of her return from New York, sold to Dominion Coal Co. of St. John’s and renamed City of Sydney.

1913 13 Nov. At Sydney, Nova Scotia, collided with and sank a tug  Douglas H. Thomas.

1914 17 March  Wrecked on Sambro Island, Halifax .

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Shelley Dzeidzic


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