CEDRIC of the White Star Line

The "Cedric". Built for the White Star Line in 1902 by Harland & Wolff, Belfast and launched on 21st Aug.1902. Dimensions: 21,035 GRT, length 680.9ft x beam 75.3ft. Speed of 16 knots. There was accommodation for 365-1st, 160-2nd and 2,352-3rd class passengers.Her maiden voyage from Liverpool to New York started on 11th Feb.1903 and her last voyage on this line on 21st Oct.1914 and she was then converted to an Armed Merchant Cruiser. She resumed Liverpool - New York sailings on 18th Dec.1916 and on 29th Jan.1918 collided with, and sank the Canadian Pacific ship "Montreal" near the Mersey Bar. After repairs, she resumed Liverpool - New York voyages on 14th Dec.1918 and in 1920 was refitted to accommodate 347-1st, 250-2nd and 1,000-3rd class passengers. On 23rd Oct.1926 she was again altered to cabin, tourist and 3rd class. Her last Liverpool - New York sailing commenced 5th Sep.1931 and she was sold later the same year and scrapped at Inverkeithing in 1932. [Sources: North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P. Bonsor, vol.2, p.761 and The ShipsList/Ted Finch - 23 October 1998]

Postcard picture of Cedric by courtesy of Aleksi Lindström



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