Relationship to Titanic disaster / inquiries.
Mentioned during the final arguments during the Wreck Commissioner's Enquiry. The Attorney-General, Sir Rufus Isaacs referred to it as another vessel that had collided with an iceberg with a subsequent inquiry.
February 25, 1902
Launched by R. & W. Hawthorne, Leslie & Co., Hebburn-on-Tyne, as the Hanoverian for Frederick Leyland & Co. (the Leyland Line).
July 19, 1902
Maiden voyage: Liverpool - Boston.
After both Leyland and Dominion lines were bought out by International Mercantile Marine, Hanoverian was transferred to Dominion and renamed Mayflower. Later the same year the vessel was transferred to the White Star Line and renamed Cretic.
November 26, 1903
Made her first voyage under White Star ownership as Cretic, sailing from Liverpool to Boston.
Sold to Leyland Line, renamed Devonian.
Operated by the Red Star Line on their Antwerp - Southampton - New York route.