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Allan Line

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Length: 500.3 ft.
Breadth: 61.2 ft.
Draft (or Depth): 38 ft.
Tonnage: 11,419 (gross)
Engines: Steam, triple expansion, 917 n.h.p.
Speed: 16 knots
Builder: Barclay Curle & Company Glasgow, Scotland (Yard No. 467)
Launched: April 29, 1907
Maiden Voyage: October 31, 1907
Disposition: May 21, 1923 - ran aground and declared total loss.

Port of Registry: Glasgow, Scotland
Flag of Registry: British
Funnel color: Red; white band below black top
Company flag: Blue-red-white equal width vertical stripes; long red pennant above the flag.
Signal Letters:
Wireless call letters: M C N
Details: Steel; single funnel; two masts; twin screw


Relationship to Titanic disaster / inquiries.

While westbound from Liverpool to Halifax, reported that they had encountered an ice field at 41.25N., 50.30W., Referenced during testimony of James H. Moore, captain of the Baltic.


April 29, 1907


October 31, 1907

Maiden voyage: Liverpool - St John, New Brunswick, Canada.


Owned by Allan Line Steamship Company, Ltd., (J & A Allan), Glasgow, Scotland

August 12, 1912

Collided with an iceberg with only minimal damage.


Ownership transferred to Canadian Pacific Ocean Services Ltd, Glasgow. (The two companies had merged some years before but kept the merger secret until 1917.


Refitted and had her name changed to Margrave.

May 21, 1923

In a dense fog ran aground on Freel's Rock, 30 miles west of Cape Race, Newfoundland. No lives were lost but the ship was a total loss.


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