Relationship to Titanic disaster / inquiries.
Mentioned during the inquiries. Mesaba was one of the vessels which intercepted Titanic's distress calls during the sinking.
September 11, 1897
Launched by Harland & Wolff, Belfast, Ireland, (Yard No. 319), for the Wilson & Furness-Leyland Line as the Winifreda. She was one of five sister ships purchased on July 21, 1897, by the Atlantic Transport Line on or soon after completion to replace ships bought by the U.S. government for use in the Spanish-American War. The Atlantic Transport Line paid an average of £140,000 for each of these ships.
March 3, 1898
Last voyage for her original owners; London - New York.
Mesaba sent ice warnings that were received by the Titanic before the latter collided with an iceberg and sank on her maiden voyage. Her messages were said to have not reached the bridge on Titanic.
September 1, 1918
Torpedoed by U-118, and sank in St. George's Channel 21 miles from Tuskar Rock, while making a convoy voyage from Liverpool to Philadelphia in ballast. Twenty lives were lost, including that of the ship' commander.