SS Canopic

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SS Canopic
SS Canopic
United Kingdom
  • SS Commonwealth (1900-1903)
  • SS Canopic (1903-1925)
Builder: Harland & Wolff, Belfast
Launched: 31 May 1900
Fate: Scrapped, 1925
General characteristics [1]
Type: Passenger liner
Length: 578 ft 3 in (176.25 m)
Beam: 59 ft 3 in (18.06 m)
Depth: 35 ft 10 in (10.92 m)
  • Harland & Wolff 988 nhp 6-cylinder triple expansion steam engine
  • 2 screws
Speed: 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph)
  • 1,300 passengers:
  • 250 × 1st class
  • 250 × 2nd class
  • 800 × 3rd class

SS Canopic was a passenger liner of the White Star Line.

The ship was built by Harland & Wolff in Belfast for the Dominion Line, and launched on 31 May 1900 as the Commonwealth. The 12,268 GRT ship was 578 feet (176 m) long, and powered by a 988 nhp 6-cylinder triple expansion steam engine which gave her a service speed of 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph). She could carry up to 1,300 passengers.[1]

The ship initially operated between Liverpool and Boston, but in 1903 she was transferred to the White Star Line and renamed Canopic. Her first crossing for the White Star Line began on 14 January 1904, on which she sailed from Liverpool to Boston. Immediately after this first crossing, she joined the Romanic and Republic on the White Star Line's new Mediterranean service, on which she would remain for more than 13 years. She was requisitioned for war service between 1917 and 1919, then served on the Liverpool–Montreal route until 1925, when she was scrapped at Briton Ferry, Wales.[2]


  1. ^ a b Solem, Borge (2012). "Commonwealth, Dominion Line". Retrieved 6 November 2012.
  2. ^ Solem, Borge (2012). "Canopic, White Star Line". Retrieved 6 November 2012.
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