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White Star Line

Image of ss Cretic (White Star Line)

Length: 582 ft.
Breadth: 60.3 ft.
Draft (or Depth):
Tonnage: 13,507 (gross); 10,602 (underdeck); 8,663 (net)
Engines: Triple expansion, 6 cylinders of 28, 47½ & 80 inches diameter each pair; stroke 60 inches; 1,269 n.h.p.
Speed: 15 knots
Builder: Hawthorn, Leslie & Co. of Hebburn-on-Tyne.
Launched: February 25, 1902
Maiden Voyage: July 19, 1902
Disposition: 1929 - Scrapped.

Port of Registry: Liverpool, England
Flag of Registry: British
Funnel color: Buff; black top
Company flag: Red swallow-tail pennant with white star
Signal Letters: T K P V
Wireless call letters: M R C
Details: Registration: 115288; twin screw, one funnel, four masts, and 3 decks; accommodation for 260 1st - 250 2nd - and 1000 3rd class passengers


Relationship to Titanic disaster / inquiries.

Mentioned during the final arguments during the Wreck Commissioner's Enquiry. The Attorney-General, Sir Rufus Isaacs referred to it as another vessel that had collided with an iceberg with a subsequent inquiry.


February 25, 1902

Launched by R. & W. Hawthorne, Leslie & Co., Hebburn-on-Tyne, as the Hanoverian for Frederick Leyland & Co. (the Leyland Line).

July 19, 1902

Maiden voyage: Liverpool - Boston.


After both Leyland and Dominion lines were bought out by International Mercantile Marine, Hanoverian was transferred to Dominion and renamed Mayflower. Later the same year the vessel was transferred to the White Star Line and renamed Cretic.

November 26, 1903

Made her first voyage under White Star ownership as Cretic, sailing from Liverpool to Boston.


Sold to Leyland Line, renamed Devonian.


Operated by the Red Star Line on their Antwerp - Southampton - New York route.


Laid up.




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