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White Star Line

Image of ss Baltic (White Star Line)

Length: 709.2 ft.
Breadth: 79.6 ft.
Draft (or Depth): 52.8 ft.
Tonnage: 23,986 tons (gross), 15,119 (net)
Engines: Quadruple expansion, 8 cyl. (2)33", (2) 47.5", (2) 68.5" (2) 98" x 53" stroke
Speed: 16 knots
Builder: Harland and Wolff, Belfast (Yard No. 352)
Launched: November 21, 1903
Maiden Voyage: June 29, 1903
Disposition: 1933 (Scrapped)

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: V R S F
Wireless call letters: M B C
Details: Steel hull, two funnels, four masts, twin screws, four decks, shelter deck, refrigeration machinery, submarine signal, electric light, wireless.


Relationship to Titanic disaster / inquiries.

April 14, 1912

Eastbound, Liverpool - New York. At 1:42 p.m. relayed Athinai's warning to Titanic.

April 15

During sinking, was in radio contact with Titanic. 300 miles northwest of Baltic's track.

April 17

In a wireless message relayed by Minia from an unknown ship to land stations, Baltic was erroneously reported to have 250 Titanic survivors on board.


September 1902

Keel laid.

November 21, 1903


June 23, 1904

Handed over to owner; largest ship in the world at that time.

June 29, 1904

Maiden voyage, Liverpool - New York.

January 23, 1909

Rescued passengers and crew of Republic after her collision at sea with Florida. First use of wireless as lifesaving device at sea.


Remained on North Atlantic service. Transported over 32,000 American and Canadian troops to Europe.


New boilers fitted.


Converted to cabin class. Cabin 393, tourist 339, third 1,150.

September 17, 1932

Last voyage, Liverpool - Queenstown - New York and return.

January 17, 1933

Departed for Osaka, Japan; scrapped.


Courtesy: John P. Eaton. Used with permission.