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Red Star Line

Image of ss Lapland (Red Star Line)

Length: 606 ft.
Breadth: 70 ft.
Draft (or Depth):
Tonnage: 17,540 (gross)
Speed: 17 knots
Builder: Launched at Harland & Wolff, Belfast, Ireland
Launched: June 27, 1908
Maiden Voyage: April 10, 1909
Disposition: October 1933 - Sold to scrappers.

Port of Registry: Antwerp, Belgium
Flag of Registry: Belgian
Funnel color: Black; white band bearing a five-pointed red star
Company flag: White burgee with a red star
Signal Letters:
Wireless call letters: M J D
Details: Twin funnel, four masts; twin screw; iron hull; capacity: 1,500 passengers


Relationship to Titanic disaster / inquiries.

Vessel that a large number of Titanic's crew returned to England on.

Mentioned during testimony of Gerhard Apfeld - Marine Superintendent of the Red Star Line.


June 27, 1908

Launched at Harland & Wolff, Belfast, Ireland, for the Red Star Line.

April 10, 1909

Maiden voyage: Antwerp - Dover -New York.

April, 1912

Chartered by the White Star Line to carry back the surviving members of Titanic's crew to England after they had been detained in the United States for investigations.

April 28, 1912

Arrived in England with Titanic's crew, with exception of those required to stay for the U.S. Inquiry.

October 1933

Sold to Japanese owners and scrapped at Osaka, Japan.