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White Star Line

Image of ss Teutonic (White Star Line)

Length: 582 ft.
Breadth: 57.7 ft.
Draft (or Depth):
Tonnage: 9,984 (gross)
Engines: Two triple expansion engines powering two propellers
Speed: 20.5 knots
Builder: Harland and Wolff, Belfast, Ireland (Yard No. 208)
Launched: January 19, 1889
Maiden Voyage: August 7, 1889
Disposition: 1921 - Scrapped at Emden, Germany.

Port of Registry: Liverpool, England
Flag of Registry: British
Funnel color: Buff; black top
Company flag: Red swallow tailed pennant with white star
Signal Letters:
Wireless call letters: M T C
Details: Steel; twin screws; accommodation, 1,490


Relationship to Titanic disaster / inquiries.

Mentioned numerous times during the inquiries, a number of Titanic's crew had served aboard her during their careers.


January 19, 1889

Launched by Harland and Wolff, Belfast, Ireland (Yard No. 208) for the White Star Line.

August 7, 1889

Maiden voyage:


Captured the Blue Riband for fastest westbound crossing at 20.25 knots. Shortly after she would increase her speed to 20.5 knots. The following year the City of Paris took the record. White Star would never again claim the record.


With the completion of Olympic, Teutonic was transferred to the White Star-Dominion Line Canadian service.


With the outbreak of war the vessel was requisitioned for use as an Armed Merchant Cruiser.


Purchased outright by the Admiralty and used as a convoy escort


Used by the Shipping Controller as a troopship and placed under White Star's management.


Broken up at Emden, Germany.


Image Courtesy: Old Ship Photo Galleries (http://www.photoship.co.uk) Used with permission.