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Dominion Line

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Length: 500.4 ft.
Breadth: 58.2 ft.
Draft (or Depth): 38.9 ft.
Tonnage: 9,415 (gross)
Engines: Triple expansion, 6 cyl. (2) 28.5" (2) 47.5" (2)77"
Speed: 15 knots
Builder: Harland and Wolff, Belfast, Ireland (Yard No. 300)
Launched: May 14, 1896
Maiden Voyage: October 1, 1896
Disposition: 1926 (Scrapped) Italy.

Port of Registry: Liverpool, England
Flag of Registry: British
Funnel color: Red; white band below black top
Company flag: Red; blue ball in large white diamond
Signal Letters: P L M N
Wireless call letters: M C F
Details: Steel hull, one funnel, two masts, twin screws, electric light, wireless.


Relationship to Titanic disaster / inquiries.

On June 14, 1912 at the British investigation, Canada's captain R. O. Jones testified that he had been in the same ice field as encountered by Titanic on April 14; that he, too, had received ice warning wireless messages, but he ". . kept the Canada going at full speed as he always had done for 20 years."

(Canada was eastbound, Portland, Maine to Liverpool. On April 16 at Liverpool, Capt. Jones reported that on April 10 he had sighted about 10 miles of heavy broken and open field ice, along with several large bergs, in the vicinity of 43.10 N., 49.20 W.)


May 14, 1896


September 27, 1896

Sea trials.

October 1, 1896

Maiden voyage, Liverpool - Quebec - Montreal.

December 3, 1896

First voyage, Liverpool - Boston.

November 1899

Transport service to South Africa. (Boer War) until autumn 1902.

March 1903

Liverpool - Halifax - Boston (Tonnage 9,413)

April 1903

Liverpool - Quebec - Montreal.


World War transport service.

November 1918

First post-war voyage, Liverpool - Portland, Maine. (Accommodation: Cabin 463, Third Class 755.)

August 13, 1926

Last voyage, Liverpool - Quebec - Montreal and return.

Autumn 1926

Scrapped in Italy.


Courtesy: John P. Eaton. Used with permission.
Image Courtesy: Jeff Newman and greatships.net. Used with permission.