SS Pontic

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Name: Pontic
  • White Star Line (1894–1914)
  • Rea Towing Co Ltd (1914– )
  • Beardmore, Donaldson Coal Trimmers Ltd ( –1930)
Port of registry:
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Liverpool, UK (1894-1923)
  • United Kingdom Liverpool (1923-30)
Builder: Harland & Wolff Ltd
Yard number: 283
Launched: 3 February 1894
Completed: 13 April 1894
In service: 13 April 1894
Out of service: 1930
  • United Kingdom Official Number 102143
  • Code Letters NJFK
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Fate: Sold to shipbreakers in 1930
General characteristics
Class and type:
  • Tender (1894–1925)
  • Collier (1925–30)
Length: 150 feet 5 inches (45.85 m)
Beam: 26 feet 1 inch (7.95 m)
Depth: 11 feet 1 inch (3.38 m)
Installed power: 64 bhp
Propulsion: Triple expansion steam engine, single screw propeller
Speed: 8 knots (15 km/h)

SS Pontic was a tender and baggage vessel of the White Star Line that was built in 1894 by Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast, United Kingdom. She was sold in 1919 and continued in that role. In 1925, she was sold and used as a collier. She was scrapped in 1930.


Built by Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast,[1] Pontic was 150 feet 5 inches (45.85 m) long, with a beam of 26 feet 1 inch (7.95 m) and a depth of 11 feet 1 inch (3.38 m).[2] Pontic was propelled by a 62 bhp triple expansion steam engine, which had cylinders of 13 inches (33 cm), 21 inches (53 cm) and 34 inches (86 cm) diameter by 24 inches (61 cm) stroke. The engine was built by Harland & Wolff.[2] It could propel the ship at 8 knots (15 km/h).[3]


The ship was launched on 3 February 1894 from the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast.[1] She was delivered on 13 April that year.[3] The United Kingdom Official Number 102143 and Code Letters NJFK were allocated. Her port of registry was Liverpool, Lancashire.[2]

On 9 October 1919,[3] Pontic was sold to Rea Towing Co Ltd, Liverpool.[4] She continued in use as a tender. On 23 January 1925, Pontic was sold to John Donaldson's Beardmore Steam Ship Co Ltd. She was placed under the management of Beardmore Donaldson Coal Trimmers Ltd and used as a collier and sand carrier. Pontic was scrapped at a Clyde shipbreakers in 1930.[3]

See also


  1. ^ a b Neal1894, p. 530.
  2. ^ a b c "LLOYD'S REGISTER, NAVIRES A VAPEUR ET A MOTEURS" (PDF). Plimsoll Ship Data. Retrieved 12 September 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d "THE WHITE STAR LINE". The Merchant Navy Association. Archived from the original on 31 May 2012. Retrieved 12 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "White Star Line / Oceanic Steamship Company / White Star Line of Boston Packets". The Ships List. Archived from the original on 16 July 2012. Retrieved 12 September 2011. 


  • Neal, William George, ed. (1894). Marine Engineer and Naval Architect. London: Office for Advertisements and Publication. 15.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
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