Relationship to Titanic disaster / inquiries.
Not only was Oceanic operated by the same company that operated Titanic, she was also directly associated with Titanic at the beginning of her maiden voyage as well as during the first weeks following the disaster.
April 10, 1912
Minutes after Titanic departed Berth 44 Ocean Dock, she passed Berth 38 where New York and Oceanic were moored in tandem. (Oceanic inboard). The suction of Titanic's propellers and passing bulk caused the two liners to part their mooring hawsers and draw toward Titanic.Only quick thinking by a tugboat captain and Titanic's pilot averted a collision.
May 13, 1912
During a westbound crossing, Southampton to New York, at 47 degrees 01' N by 30 degrees 56' W recovered Titanic's Collapsible A which contained three bodies : First Class passenger Thomson Beattie and two unidentified crewman. The bodies were buried at sea; the collapsible boat was carried on Oceanic's deck to New York where on her arrival 16 May, it was placed with Titanic' s other boats in storage at Pier 59.
May 18, 1912
On her eastbound crossing, New York - Plymouth - Cherbourg - Southampton, Oceanic carried Michel and Edmond Navratil, young Titanic survivors and their mother, Mme. Marcelle Navratil, who had come to take them home to France.
January 14, 1899
Launched, largest liner in the world
September 6, 1899
Maiden Voyage Liverpool to New York and return
August 23, 1905
While at Southampton, fire in compartment #4
Liverpool: 33 firemen arrested for mutiny
January 3, 1907
At New York, fire in #7 hold
June 19, 1907
First voyage Southampton to New York
August 14, 1914
Commissioned as an armed merchant cruiser and assigned to the 10th Cruiser Squadron
September 8, 1914
Ran aground on Foula Island, Shetlands. No loss of life. Armament and naval fittings recovered, hull unsalvageable.