SS Albertic

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Albertic.jpg
Postcard of SS Albertic
History
United Kingdom
Name:
  • Ohio (1920-1927)
  • Albertic (1927-1934)
Owner:
Laid down: 1914
Launched: 23 March 1920
In service: April 1923
Out of service: August 1930
Identification:
Fate: Broken up, 1934
General characteristics [1]
Type: Ocean liner
Tonnage:
Length: 590 ft 8 in (180.04 m)
Beam: 72 ft (22 m)
Depth of hold: 37 ft 6 in (11.43 m)
Propulsion:
  • 8-cylinder quadruple expansion engines
  • 2 screws
Capacity:
  • 1442 passengers:
  • 229 × 1st class
  • 523 × 2nd class
  • 690 × 3rd class

SS Albertic was a British ocean liner that served during the 1920s and 1930s.

The ship was laid down in 1914 by AG Weser of Bremen, Germany, but construction was halted during the war. Work resumed in 1919, and she was finally launched on 23 March 1920 as the München for Germany's Norddeutscher Lloyd Line. However, before she could enter service for NDL, she was handed over to the British government as war reparations, and promptly sold to the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company who renamed her Ohio. After a prolonged fitting out, the Ohio finally made her maiden voyage on 3 April 1923, sailing from Hamburg to New York. In 1927 Ohio was transferred to the White Star Line and renamed Albertic. As a White Star Line ship she served on the trans-Atlantic service between Britain, Canada and the United States[2] from April 1927 until August 1930, when she was laid up in the River Clyde. Albertic was broken up for scrap at Osaka, Japan, in 1934. This is because Cunard, facing a dramatic drop in passenger bookings during the Great Depression, decided to scrap older White Star Line ships like Albertic, to focus their resources on completing the new and larger RMS Queen Mary.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b "Albertic, White Star Line". norwayheritage.com. 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2012.
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Lists - Manifest of Alien Passengers, SS Albertic from Liverpool; July 1929". New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957. Family Search, 12 March 2018. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Albertic". White Star Line History. 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2012.
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