SS Vedic

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SS Vedic
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Career
Name: SS Vedic
Owner: White Star Line
Operator: White Star Line
Port of registry: Liverpool
Route: Belfast-Clyde-Boston
Builder: Harland and Wolff
Yard number: 461
Launched: 18 December 1917
Completed: June 1918
Maiden voyage: 11 July 1918
In service: 10 July 1918
Out of service: 1934
Fate: Scrapped in 1934
General characteristics
Type: Cargo ship
Tonnage: 9,332 GRT
Length: 460.5 ft (140.4 m)
Beam: 58.3 ft (17.8 m)
Decks: 3
Propulsion: Double propeller installation triple blades.
Speed: 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph) (design service speed)
Capacity: 1,250 third class

SS Vedic was an ocean liner for the White Star Line, built in 1917 by Harland and Wolff. She was requisitioned as a troopship in World War One, for which she was extensively refitted. [1]

After the War, in 1920, Vedic saw passenger service as intended. She was once again refitted as an ocean liner, and immediately after traveled the Canada to Liverpool immigrant route. She took the Liverpool-Australia route in 1925.

In 1934, the White Star Line merged with its chief rival, Cunard Line, forming Cunard-White Star, Ltd. The newly formed company decided that the vessel was too old and needed to be retired from service. She was one of the first ships that Cunard-White Star sent to the breakers. She was sold for scrap in 1934.

References[edit]

  1. ^ McCluskie, Tom (2013). The Rise and Fall of Harland and Wolff. Stroud: The History Press. p. 129. ISBN 9780752488615.