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Hellenic Transatlantic Steam Navigation Company

Length: 420.0 ft
Breadth: 52.0 ft.
Draft (or Depth): 27.4 ft
Tonnage: 6,742 tons (gross), 4,377 (net)
Engines: Triple expansion, 6 cylinder (2) 22.5", (2) 37.0", (2) 61.0" x 42" stroke.
Speed: 13.5 knots
Builder: Sir Raylton Dixon & Company, Ltd., Middlesboro (Yard No. 537)
Launched: June 19, 1908
Maiden Voyage: March 15, 1909
Disposition: September 19, 1915 - Burned in North Atlantic and abandoned.

Port of Registry: Piraeus, Greece
Flag of Registry: Greek
Funnel color: Yellow
Company flag: Blue; large, yellow intertwined letters Y A E
Signal Letters: H S D V
Wireless call letters: M T I
Details: Steel hull; two funnels; two masts, electric light, wireless.


Relationship to Titanic disaster / inquiries.

April 14, 1912 - Westbound, Piraues and Mediterranean ports to New York. At about 8 a.m. encountered a large ice field containing several large bergs. Continued passing the field until about 3 p.m. During the morning sent an ice advisory to Baltic describing the ice as being at and around 41.51N., 40.52W.

This report was relayed by Baltic to Titanic and was acknowledged at 1:42 p.m.

(Her captain later estimated that during the time of Titanic's sinking, Athinai was about 160 miles southwest of the disaster site.)


June 19, 1908

Launched for Hellenic Transatlantic Line. Acquired, completed by Hellenic Transatlatic Steam Navigation Co.

March 15, 1909

Maiden voyage, Piraeus-Kalamata-Patras-New York.

November 1912

Taken over by Greek government for military transport.

June 23, 1913

Resumed Piraeus-New York run.


Acquired by the National Greek Line. Name unchanged; wireless call letters to S V A.

October 22, 1914

First voyage for new owner, Piraeus-Patras-New York.

September 19, 1915

Burned in North Atlantic during voyage New York-Palermo-Piraeus. Was abandoned on fire 4p.m. 19 September at 40.54 N, 58.47 W. 408 passengers and crew removed and taken to New York by Tuscania and Roumanian Prince.


Courtesy: John P. Eaton. Used with permission.
Correction to 1914 call sign thanks to Hugh Jaeger and "The Year Book of Wireless Telegraphy and Telephony (1914).