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).