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Donald Steam Ship Company, Ltd.

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Length: 227.2 ft.
Breadth: 31.7 ft.
Draft (or Depth): 13.6 ft.
Tonnage: 1,294 (gross); 1,190 (underdeck); 740 (net)
Engines: Triple-expansion, 3 Cyl. 21" 34" 56" x 36" stroke; 246 NHP.
Speed: 12.2 knots
Builder: Built by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Newcastle.(Yard No. 787)
Maiden Voyage:
Disposition: 1934 - Dropped from U.S. Shipping Register.

Port of Registry: Bristol, England
Flag of Registry: British
Funnel color: Buff; small depiction of company flag below black top
Company flag: Red Celtic cross on white field; broad blue border
Signal Letters: H K N J
Wireless call letters:
Details: Registration No.: 117,733 Steel hull; single screw; 3 watertight bulkheads, electric light, submarine signal; 1 deck, steel; awning deck part steel


Relationship to Titanic disaster / inquiries.

There were eight Chinese seamen traveling aboard Titanic as third-class passengers. They were intended to join the steamship Annetta, then docked at New York. Six of the Chinese survived. When Carpathia arrived at New York, the six were held overnight aboard her. On the morning of April 19, they were taken by company and immigration officials directly to Annetta, which sailed for Cuba on April 20.



Built for the Donald Steam Ship Co., Ltd., 72 Queen Square, Bristol; 18 Broadway, New York, USA.

Built specifically for charter to the United Fruit Co., but delivered on completion to Atlantic Fruit Co. on charter. It appears likely that she never ran for the Donald Line, though owned by them until 1916.

February 1916

Sold to Phillip de Ronde. Transferred to Canadian registry. Ran for Great Lakes Transportation Company.


Sold to the Atlantic Fruit Company; also some charters to United Fruit.


Sold to Newbolt Company, New York.


Sold to Townsend Petroleum for use as oil hulk.


Laid up at New York. Ownership: Mathieson Steamship Co. Later abandoned and dropped from U. S. Shipping Register.


Courtesy: John P. Eaton. Used with permission.