Relationship to Titanic disaster / inquiries.
Mentioned during testimony of Gerhard Apfeld - Marine Superintendent of the Red Star Line.
Originally built as the Victoria Leyland Line she was one of five ships nearly completed which were purchased by the Atlantic Transport Line to replace it's vessels that were requisitioned by the U.S. government for use in the Spanish-American War.
July 31, 1897
Launched by Furness, Withy & Co., West Hartlepool, (Yard No. 321)
September 4, 1897
Maiden voyage (as Victoria). Renamed Manitou on second voyage.
February 1898 and February 1905
Made 54 crossings for the Atlantic Transport Line.
August 24, 1905
Entered Red Star Line service on their Antwerp - Philadelphia route.
1915 - 1918
Served as a British military transport during World War I. During the course of her service she was unsuccessfully attacked several times and survived the war to return to Red Star Line's service.
Transferred to the White Star Line for their Bremen - Southampton - Quebec - Montreal service.
Broken up in Italy.