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Mount Temple


Canadian Pacific Steamship Company


Image of ss Mount Temple (Canadian Pacific Steamship Company)

Length: 485.0 ft
Breadth: 59.0 ft.
Draft (or Depth): 30.4 ft.
Tonnage: 8,790 (gross); 7,229 (underdeck); 6,661 (net)
Engines: Triple expansion, 6 cyl. (2 each) 22", 37", 62", 59" x 48" stroke
Speed: 13 knots
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co., Ltd., Glasgow. Yard No. 709
Launched: June 18, 1901
Maiden Voyage: September 19, 1901
Disposition: December 6, 1916 - Intercepted and sunk by German commerce raider..

Port of Registry: Liverpool, England
Flag of Registry: British
Funnel color: Buff, black top
Company flag: Six alternate red and white squares in two rows
Signal Letters: S P C J
Wireless call letters: M L Q
Details: Steel hull; 1 funnel; 4 masts; twin screws; 2 decks, shelter deck; Accommodation: Saloon 60; steerage c. 1,000


Relationship to Titanic disaster / inquiries.

Westbound, London to St. John's, Newfoundland. April 15, 1912, at 12:15 a.m., was among the first vessels (with Frankfurt and La Provence) to hear Titanic's distress call. Mount Temple acknowledged and responded with her own position of 41.25N., 51.14W. She then sped toward the site and at 3:25 a.m. arrived within about 14 miles from the spot where Titanic had sunk at 2:20 a.m., and stopped there because of ice in her path.


June 18, 1901

Launched for Elder Dempster & Co.

September 19, 1901

Maiden voyage, Tyne to New Orleans (arrived Oct. 9). Subsequent voyages between New Orleans and South African ports before returning to Tyne.

November 4, 1901

New Orleans to Cape Town as Boer War transport.

April 6, 1903

Taken over by Canadian Pacific Railway Company; placed on Liverpool-Quebec-Montreal run.



December 1, 1907

Ran aground at West Ironbound Island, off La Have, Nova Scotia; 600 passengers and crew taken ashore by breeches buoy.

April 18, 1908

Refloated from Dec. 1 grounding. Repaired, returned to service.

December 6, 1916

North Atlantic, 620 miles W. by 1/2S. (true) from Fastnet: Intercepted, taken and sunk with explosives attached to hull by the German surface raider Moewe; 3 lost. Lies in 14,400 ft. (4,375 meters).


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