Smith & Service: Titanic (1888)

Smith & Service

(1888-1903)

Port of Registry: Belfast , Ireland
Flag of Registry: British
Funnel: Black
Company Flag: White burgee, broad red cross forming a circle at intersection. White S in center

Signal Letters: K R L T
Lloyd’s official number: 94, 171
Steel hull, 1 funnel, 2 masts
Single screw
1 deck ( steel ) well deck, 2 transverse bulkheads, iron floors, electric lights
Tonnages: gross-1.608, underdeck: 1,252 net: 1,016
Dimensions: length: 260 ft. width: 35.1 ft. depth: 16.3 ft. poop 92 ft. bridge: 83 ft. Foc’sle 35 ft., moulded depth 19.4 ft.
Built and engineered by McIwaine, Lewis & Co., Ltd. Belfast Yard No. #28
Engines triple-expansion, 3 cyc: 21 ½ “’ 35”, 57 ½” x 36” stroke 160 pounds operating pressure.
2 single-end boilers, 6 corrugated furnaces, 91/2” bilge keel, 4 cement bulkheads
Built for H.J. Scott & Co. Station Street, Belfast
Prior to maiden voyage was sold to Smith & Service, 54 Gordon Street , Glasgow (same Port of Registry )

1888 May 4 Maiden voyage Belfast to Glasgow
1890 Acquired by Ulidian Stean Navigation Co., Ltd.(R. Browne, Manager)
1895 Feb. 6 Steering gear damaged by fire during voyage between Caliberian and Boston , diverted to and repaired in Norfolk , Virginia
1896 March 20 Philadelphia , PA, damaged by fire while docked at pier 43 South
1898 Sept. 20 Androssan, Scotland-Struck pierhead, damaged stern and propeller
1900 Sept. 30 ( Greenock , Scotland to Bangor , Maine ) Bow run aground on mud bank at in Hampden , Maine , refloated without damage in 1 ½ hours
1903 Dec.2 Sold to Cia de Lota y Coronel, Valparaiso , Chile . Renamed Luis Alberto signal letters H B F C
1915 Renamed Don Alberto (no change of owner)

1928 Deleted from Lloyd’s Register


Photo: Joseph L. Carvalho Collection.

© 2004 John P. Eaton all rights reserved.
This item first appeared in Voyage, Journal of the Titanic International Society.

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