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(ex-New England, ex-Romanic)

Allan Line

Image of ss Scandinavian (image of vessel as ss Romanic) Allan Line
(as Romanic)

Length: 550.3 ft.
Breadth: 59.3 ft.
Draft (or Depth): 43.9 ft.
Tonnage: 12,097 (gross); 9,110 (underdeck); 7,730 (net)
Engines: Triple expansion, 8 cyl. (2) 30.5", (2) 50.25", (4) 58.125" x 54" stroke
Speed: 15 knots
Builder: Harland and Wolff, Ltd., Belfast (yard no. 315)
Launched: July 7, 1898
Maiden Voyage:
Disposition: July 9, 1923 - Sold for scrapping at Hamburg, Germany

Port of Registry: Glasgow, Scotland
Flag of Registry: British
Funnel color: Red; white band below black top
Company flag: Blue-white-red vertical stripes, blue at hoist, red at fly; long red pennant above flag
Signal Letters: Q D S T
Wireless call letters: M N C
Details: Official No. 199441; Steel hull; 1 funnel; 2 masts; twin screw
Accommodation (as built): First 200; second 200; third 800


Relationship to Titanic disaster / inquiries.

April 15, 1912

8:50 a.m. (ship's time), Olympic (MKC) was in wireless contact with Scandinavian (MNC), eastbound, Boston-Glasgow and using her east band. No mention of Titanic was transmitted.

Around noon, Scandinavian, again using her east band, offered "timely assistance" to Olympic, which was then able to clear three messages to Cape Race (MCE) and receive five before MNC broke for lunch.

At 1:25 p.m., Olympic was still in wireless contact with Cape Race, relaying passenger lists received from Carpathia (MPA), although MCE's signals to and from MKC were weak and fading. Also, the nearby Berlin (DKB) was jamming Olympic's signals and had to be warned to stop. Once again, Scandinavian assisted Olympic by forwarding messages re­ceived from Cape Race.


July 7, 1898

Launched as New England for Dominion Line's Liverpool-Boston service.


Acquired by White Star Line, renamed Romanic. (Liverpool-Boston; Boston-Mediterranean).

January 1912

Purchased by Allan Line, renamed Scandinavian. Second and third class only. (Glasgow-Halifax-Boston; Glasgow-Quebec-Montreal).

March 23, 1912

First voyage for Allan Line, Glasgow-Halifax-Boston.

May 4, 1912

May  First voyage, Glasgow-Quebec-Montreal.


Glasgow-Canada service for Allan Line.

July 16, 1917

Acquired by Canadian Pacific Ocean Services, Ltd. (Liverpool-New York; Liverpool-St. John, NB; Antwerp-Montreal.

July 1922

Laid up at Falmouth.

January 1923

Laid up at Gareloch, Scotland.

July 9, 1923

Sold. Scrapped at Hamburg.


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