List of ocean liners

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This is a list of ocean liners past and present, which are passenger ships engaged in the transportation of passengers and goods in transoceanic voyages. Ships primarily designed for pleasure cruises are listed at List of cruise ships. Some ships which have been explicitly designed for both line voyages and cruises, or which have been converted from liners to cruise ships, may be listed in both places. Also included are cargo liners designed to carry both cargo and passengers.


Single name[edit]

The following ships were not renamed anytime during their career.

Ship name Year launched Fate
SS Abyssinia 1870 Caught fire, and sank on December 18, 1891
SS Adolphine 1860 Unknown
SS Adriatic 1871 Scrapped in 1899 after being sold
RMS Adriatic 1906 Scrapped in 1935
MS Agamemnon 1947 Caught fire, and sank in 1969
MS Akaroa 1914 Broken up in 1954
SS Alcantara 1913 Attacked by German Merchant raiders, and sank on February 29, 1916
SS Algonquin 1926 Scrapped in 1957
SS Andrea Doria 1951 Collided with the MS Stockholm, and sank on July 26, 1956.
SS Antilles 1953 Caught fire, and sank after hitting a reef on January 8, 1971
RMS Aquitania 1913 Scrapped in 1950
SS Arabic (1902) 1902 Torpedoed and sank by the U-24 on August 19, 1915
SS Arabic (1908) 1908 Broken up in 1931
SS Arandora Star 1927 Torpedoed and sank on July 2, 1940
SS Arcadia 1953 Scrapped in 1979
SS Arctic 1850 Collided with the SS Vesta, and sank in 1854
RMS Arlanza 1912 Broken up in 1938
SS Arundel Castle 1919 Scrapped in 1959
Asama Maru 1928 Torpedoed and sank on November 1, 1944
RMS Atlantic 1871 Ran aground and wrecked off Nova Scotia, April 1, 1873
SS l'Atlantique 1930 Scrapped in 1936
Awa Maru (1899) 1899 Taken out of service in 1930
Awa Maru (1943) 1942 Torpedoed and sunk on May 1, 1945
SS Baltic (1850) 1850 Scrapped in 1880
RMS Baltic 1903 Scrapped in 1933 - Japan
MS Batory 1935 Scrapped in 1971
SS Belgravia (1881) 1881 Ran aground and wrecked May 22, 1896
SS Bremen (1929) 1928 Caught fire, and gutted in 1941, later scrapped in 1946
RMS Britannic (1874) 1874 Scrapped in 1903 after being sold
HMHS Britannic 1914 Struck a mine and sunk on November 21, 1916
RMS Britannic (1929) 1929 Scrapped in 1960
RMS Calgarian 1913 Torpedoed and sunk on March 1, 1918
California (1907) 1906 Torpedoed by U-85 on February 7, 1917
California (1923) 1923 Crippled by a German air attack on July 11, 1943 and sunk the next day by the Royal Navy
Cameronia (1911) 1911 Torpedoed by the German submarine U-33 on April 15, 1917
RMS Campania 1892 Collided with the HMS Glorious, and sank on November 5, 1918
Canberra 1960 Scrapped in 1997
Cap Arcona 1927 Bombed by British aircraft, and sank on May 3, 1945. Wreck dismantled in 1949
Cap Trafalgar 1913 Sank in combat on September 14, 1914
RMS Carinthia (1925) 1925 Torpedoed and sank by the U-46 on June 7, 1940
RMS Carmania (1905) 1905 Scrapped in 1932
Caronia 1904 Scrapped in 1933
RMS Carpathia 1902 Torpedoed southeast of Ireland and west of the Scilly Isles by SM U-55 on July 17, 1918
Cathay 1924 Bombed by German aircraft, sank in 1942
RMS Cedric 1902 Scrapped in 1932
RMS Celtic 1901 Ran aground on 10 December 1928, scrapped on site
Ceramic 1913 Torpedoed and sunk 6 December 1942
Champlain 1931 Struck an air-laid mine on 17 June 1940, later torpedoed
SS Cheribon 1882 Wrecked on April 11, 1902 at Remedios Point, Panama
Chrobry 1939 Scuttled in 1940 by British torpedo after being damaged by German aircraft
Chusan 1949 Scrapped in 1973 - Kaohsiung, Taiwan
City of Adelaide 1863 Ran aground in 1916
City of Benares 1935 Torpedoed and sunk on September 18, 1940
City of Boston 1864 Vanished and presumed lost January 1870
City of Brussels 1869 Collided with the River Mersey, and sank on January 7, 1883
City of Cairo 1915 Sank by submarine on November 6, 1942
City of Columbus 1878 Wrecked off Martha's Vineyard January 18, 1884
City of Glasgow 1850 Vanished and presumed lost in 1854
City of London 1863 Sank November 1881
City of Manchester 1851 Sold and converted to sail in 1871, final fate unknown
SS City of Nagpur 1922 Sank by submarine on 29 April 1941
City of New York 1888 Scrapped in 1923 - Genoa, Italy
City of Paris (1922) 1920 Scrapped in 1956
City of Peking 1874 Scrapped sometime after 1909
City of Philadelphia 1854 Sank on maiden voyage off Cape Race September 9, 1854
City of Richmond 1873 Scrapped in 1896 - Genoa, Italy
City of Rio de Janeiro 1878 Sank off of San Francisco on February 22, 1901
City of Rome 1881 Scrapped in 1902 - Germany
City of Tokio 1874 Wrecked off Tokyo Bay, June 1885
Cleveland 1908 Scrapped in 1933
Columbus (1924) 1914 Scuttled by the crew in 1939 to avoid capture by the Royal Navy
Conte di Savoia 1931 Scuttled by retreating German military in September 1943, and scrapped in 1945
Conte Verde 1923 Sank by a USAAF Consolidated B-24 Liberator in 1944 near Kyoto
Cristoforo Colombo 1953 Scrapped in 1982 - Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Dakota 1903 Sank off Yokohama on March 3, 1907
Deutschland (1923) 1923 Attacked by the British, and sank on May 3, 1945
Doric 1922 Scrapped in 1935
Duchess of York 1928 Crippled by a German air attack on July 11, 1943 and sunk the next day by the Royal Navy
Duilio 1916 Sank by Allied aircraft in 1944
SS Elbe 1881 Collided with the Crathie, and sank in the North Sea on January 31, 1895
RMS Empress of Asia 1912 Sank by Japanese aircraft off Sultan Shoal on February 5, 1942
RMS Empress of Britain (1931) 1930 Torpedoed and sunk on October 28, 1940 by a German U-boat
RMS Empress of Canada (1922) 1920 Sank off the coast of Africa on March 13, 1943
RMS Empress of China (1891) 1890 Scrapped in 1912 - Yokohama, Japan
RMS Empress of Ireland 1906 Collided with the SS Storstad, and sank on May 29, 1914
RMS Empress of Japan (1891) 1890 Scrapped in 1926
RMS Empress of Russia 1912 Scrapped in 1945 - Barrow-in-Furness
SS Espagne (Provence, 1909) 1909 Scrapped in 1934
RMS Etruria 1885 Scrapped in 1910
SS France (1912) 1910 Scrapped in 1936
MS Georges Philippar 1930 Caught fire, and sank on May 19, 1932
MV Georgic 1931 Scrapped in 1956
SS Gothic (1947) 1947 Broken up in 1969
SS Great Britain 1843 Preserved as a museum ship
SS Great Eastern 1858 Broken up in 1889
SS Great Western 1837 Scrapped in 1856
Hikawa Maru 1929 Preserved as a museum ship
SS Himalaya 1948 Broken up in 1974
SS Iberia 1954 Scrapped in 1973
SS Île de France 1926 Scrapped in 1959 - Osaka, Japan
SS Ivernia 1899 Torpedoed and sunk on January 1, 1917
SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse 1897 Scuttled on August 26, 1914 as a result of the Battle of Río de Oro
SS L'Atlantique 1930 Caught fire, and scrapped in 1936
SS La Bourgogne 1885 Collided with the Cromartyshire, and sank on July 4, 1898 off Sable Island
SS La Touraine 1890 Scrapped in 1923
RMS Laconia (1911) 1911 Torpedoed and sunk on February 15, 1917 by the German U-boat U-50
RMS Laconia (1921) 1921 Torpedoed and sunk on September 12, 1942 by U-156
SS Lapland 1908 Scrapped in 1934 - Osaka, Japan
SS Laurentic 1908 Struck two mines and sank on January 25, 1917
SS Leonardo da Vinci (1960) 1958 Caught fire, and scrapped in 1982
RMS Lucania 1893 Caught fire, and scrapped in 1909
RMS Lusitania 1906 Torpedoed and sunk on May 7, 1915
RMS Magdalena (1889) 1889 Scrapped in 1921
RMS Magdalena (1948) 1948 Wrecked in 1949
RMS Maloja 1923 Scrapped in 1954
SS Maloja 1911 Struck a mine and sunk off Dover, February 1916
RMS Mauretania (1906) 1906 Scrapped in 1935
RMS Mauretania (1938) 1938 Scrapped in 1965
SS Megantic (1909) 1908 Scrapped in 1933 after being sold
SS Michelangelo 1962 Scrapped in 1991
MS Mikhail Lermontov 1970 Sank on 16 February 1986 near Marlborough Sounds
SS Minnewaska (1923) 1923 Scrapped in 1934
SS Montrose (1897) 1897 Wrecked on Goodwin Sands, 20 December 1914
SS Mulbera 1922 Scrapped in 1954 after being sold
HMHS Newfoundland 1925 Bombed by German aircraft in September, 1943 then subsequently scuttled
SS Nieuw Amsterdam (1937) 1936 Scrapped in 1974
SS Northern Star 1962 Scrapped in 1974
RMS Nova Scotia 1926 Sank by enemy action in 1942
RMS Oceanic (1870) 1870 Broken up in 1896
RMS Oceanic (1899) 1899 Ran aground off, Foula, Shetland on September 8, 1914 fully scrapped by 1974
Oceanic (unfinished ship) Never launched Partly built hull was deconstructed, and melted down to make the smaller Britannic and Georgic
RMS Olympic 1910 Scrapped in 1937
RMS Orbita 1914 Scrapped in 1950
SS Orcades (1937) 1937 Torpedoed and sunk on October 10, 1942 by German submarine U-172
SS Orcades (1948) 1947 Broken up in 1973
SS Orduna 1913 Scrapped in 1951 - Scotland
SS Oregon (1883) 1883 Collided with an unidentified schooner, and sank in 1886 off Long Island, NY
SS Oriana (1959) 1959 Broken up in 2005
RMS Orion 1934 Broken up in 1963
SS Oronsay (1925) 1924 Torpedoed and sank off Liberia on October 9, 1942
SS Oronsay (1951) 1951 Broken up in 1975
SS Orontes 1929 Scrapped in 1962 - Valencia, Spain
SS Orsova (1909) 1909 Broken up in 1936
SS Orsova (1954) 1953 Scrapped in 1974-1975 - Taiwan
MS Oslofjord (1938) 1938 Struck a mine and sunk in 1941
SS Otranto 1909 Collided with the HMS Kashmir, and sank on October 6, 1918
SS Otway 1909 Torpedoed and sunk off the Hebrides on July 23, 1917
SS Pacific (1849) 1849 Vanished and presumed lost January 1856
SS Pacific (1851) 1851 Collided with the SS Orpheus, and sank on November 4, 1875
SS Paris (1916) 1916 Caught fire, and capsized in Le Havre on April 18, 1939; scrapped on the spot in 1947
MV Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft 1925 Caught fire, and scrapped in 1932
MS Pilsudski 1935 Sank on November 26, 1939
SS President 1840 Vanished and presumed lost March 1841
SS President Coolidge 1931 Struck two mines and sank on October 26, 1942
SS President Lincoln 1907 Sank by a U-90 on May 31, 1918
SS Pretoria (1897) 1897 Scrapped in 1921
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 1967 Laid up in Port Rashid at present
RMS Queen Mary 1934 Preserved as a museum/hotel ship in Long Beach, California
RMS Queen Mary 2 2003 In service
SS Raffaello 1963 Partially sunk in 1983
SS Rajputana 1926 Torpedoed and sunk off Iceland in 1941
SS Ranchi 1925 Broken up in 1953
MS Rangitane (1929) 1929 Attacked by German Merchant raiders, and sank on November 27, 1940
SS Ranpura 1924 Broken up in 1961
MV Reina del Pacifico 1930 Scrapped in 1958
SS Rex 1931 Bombed by Allies, and sank on September 8, 1944
SS Rochambeau 1911 Scrapped in 1934 or 1936
RMS Saxonia (1899) 1899 Scrapped in 1925
RMS Scythia 1920 Scrapped in 1958
SS Servia 1881 Scrapped in 1902
MS St. Louis 1928 Scrapped in 1952 - Hamburg, Germany
SS St. Paul 1895 Scrapped in 1923
MV Stirling Castle 1935 Scrapped in 1966 - Japan
MS Stockholm (1938) 1938 Caught fire, and scrapped in 1938
RMS Strathaird 1931 Scrapped in 1961 - Hong Kong
RMS Strathnaver 1931 Scrapped in 1962 - Hong Kong
Terukuni Maru 1929 Struck a mine and sank in 1939 off the coast of the United Kingdom
RMS Titanic 1911 Struck an iceberg and sank, April 15, 1912 on her maiden voyage
SS Transylvania (1914) 1914 Sank by German U-boat U-63 on May 4, 1917
SS Transylvania (1925) 1925 Sank on August 10, 1940
SS Tuscania (1914) 1914 Sank on February 5, 1918
RMS Umbria 1884 Scrapped in 1910
SS United States 1951 Laid up in Philadelphia, bought to be preserved as of February 2011
SS Vaterland (1940) 1940 Bombed by Allies in 1943, the wreck was scrapped in 1948
RMS Viceroy of India 1928 Sank by German submarine U-407 November 1942
SS Waratah 1908 Vanished and presumed lost 1909
SS Windsor Castle (1922) 1921 Sank on March 23, 1943 by enemy aircraft off Algiers, Algeria

Multi-name[edit]

Note: The ships listed here were renamed, and in some cases multiple times in their careers.

A-D[edit]

Ship name Year launched Other names Fate
MS Achille Lauro 1947 MS Willem Ruys (1947–1965) Sank on December 2, 1994
MS Admiral Nakhimov 1925 SS Berlin III (1925–1949) Sank in a collision on August 31, 1986
USS Aeolus 1899 SS Grosser Kurfürst (1899–1917)
USS Grosser Kurfurst (1917–1919)
SS City of Los Angeles (1922–1937)
Scrapped in Japan in 1937
SS Alaska 1881 Magallanes (1897–1902) Scrapped in the UK 1902
SS Albert Ballin 1922 Hansa (1935–1945)
Sovetskiy Soyuz (1953–1980)
Scrapped in 1981
RMS Alcantara 1926 HMS Alcantara (1939–1943)
Kaisho Maru (1958)
Broken up in 1958
USS America 1905 Amerika (1905–1917)
USAT America (1919–1920)
SS America (1920–1931)
USAT Edmund B. Alexander (1940–1957)
Scrapped on January 16, 1957
SS America (1939) 1939 USS West Point (1941–1946)
SS Australis (1964–1978)
SS Italis (1978–1980)
SS Noga (1980–1984)
SS Alferdoss (1984–1993)
SS American Star (1994-2008)
Broken up in 2008
HMT Aragon 1905 RMS Aragon (1905–1914) Sunk by enemy action, 1917
MS Aramis 1931 Teiyō Maru (1942–1944) Torpedoed and sank on August 18, 1944
MS Argentina 1929 SS Pennsylvania (1929–1938) Scrapped in 1964
SS Arizona 1879 Hancock (1898–1926) Scrapped in 1926
USS Artemis 1902 SS Iowa (1902–1913)
SS Bohemia (1913–1917)
SS Empire Bittern (1941–1944)
Sunk as an additional blockship in 1944 as part of Operation Overlord
MS Astoria 1948 Stockholm (1948–1960)
Völkerfreundschaft (1960–1985)
Volker (1985–1986)
Fridtjof Nansen (1986–1993)
Italia I (1993–1994)
Italia Prima (1994–1998)
Valtur Prima (1998–2002)
Caribe (2002–2005)
Athena (2005–2013)
Azores (2013–2016)
Still in service
SS Athenic 1901 SS Pelagos (1928–1962) Scrapped in 1962
RMS Atrato 1888 The Viking (1912–1914)
HMS Viknor (1914–1915)
Torpedoed and sunk 13 Jan 1915
Augusta Victoria 1888 Kuban (1904–1907) Broken up in 1907
MS Augustus 1926 Falco (1939–1940)
Sparviero (1940–1946)
Scuttled in 1944, raised and scrapped in 1946
MS Augustus (1952) 1950 Great Sea (1976–1980)
Ocean King (1980–1983)
Philippines (1983–1985)
President (1985–1987)
Asian Princess (1987–1999)
M/S Philippines (1999–2011)
Philippine (2011–2012)
Scrapped in 2012
SS Baltic (1871) 1871 SS Veendam (1889-1898) Sunk February 6, 1898
SS Belgenland (1914) 1914 Belgic (1916-1923)
Columbia (1935-1936)
Scrapped in Scotland in 1936
SS Bergensfjord 1913 Argentina (1946-1953)
Jerusalem (1953-1957)
Aliya (1957-1959)
Scrapped in August 1959
MV Bloemfontein Castle 1949 Patris (1959-1979)
Mediterranean Island (1979-1981)
Mediterranean Star (1981-1988)
Terra (1988-1989)
Scrapped in 1989
SS Bremen (1897) 1896 SS Constantinople (1919-1921)
SS King Alexander (1922-1929)
Scrapped in 1929
SS Bretagne (1951) 1951 SS Brittany (1962-1963) Destroyed by fire on April 8, 1963 and scrapped
Calgaric 1918 Orca (1918-1927) Taken out of service in 1934
California (1928) 1928 SS Uruguay (1938-1964) Scrapped in 1964
Cameronia (1919) 1919 HMT Cameronia (1941-1945)
SS Empire Clyde (1953-1957)
Scrapped in 1957
RMS Carinthia (1956) 1955 SS Fairland (1968-1971)
SS Fairsea (1971-1988)
SS Fair Princess (1988-2000)
SS China Sea Discovery (2000-2005)
Sea Discovery (2005)
Scrapped at Alang, India in 2005 or 2006
RMS Caronia 1947 Columbia (1968)
Caribia (1968-1974)
Wrecked in Apra Harbour, Guam in 1974; subsequently scrapped
USS Charles 1907 USS Harvard (1918; 1920-1931) Wrecked on May 30, 1931
Chichibu Maru 1930 Titibu Maru (1938-1939)
Kamakura Maru (1939-1943)
Torpedoed by USS Gudgeon on April 28, 1943
City of Berlin 1875 SS Berlin (1893-1898)
SS Meade (1898-1921)
Scrapped in 1921
City of Paris (1866) 1863 Tonquin (1884-1885) Sunk off Málaga following collision in March 1885
City of Paris (1888) 1888 Yale (1898-1901)
Harrisburg (1918-1919)
Philadelphia (1901-1918, 1919-1923)
Scrapped at Genoa, Italy in 1923
Constitution 1950 Oceanic Constitution Sank on November 17, 1997 while on the way to being scrapped
Conte Biancamano 1925 USS Hermitage (1942-1946) Dismantled and reassembled as a museum in 1964
USS Covington 1908 SS Cincinnati (1908-1917) Torpedoed by a U-86 on July 1, 1918
Czar 1912 SS Estonia (1921-1930)
SS Pułaski (1930-1946)
SS Empire Penryn (1946-1949)
Scrapped at Blyth, Northumberland in 1949
De Grasse 1920 RMS Empress of Australia (1953-1956)
Venezuela (1956-1962)
Broken up in 1962
Deutschland (1900) 1900 SS Viktoria Luise (1910-1921)
SS Hansa (1921-1925)
Sold for scrap in 1925
Dominion Monarch 1939 Dominion Monarch Maru (1962) Scrapped in Osaka, November 1962
Drottningholm 1904 RMS Virginian (1904-1920)
Brasil (1948-1951)
Homeland (1951-1955)
Scrapped at Trieste in 1955
Dunnottar Castle 1936 Victoria (1958-1975)
The Victoria (1976-1993)
Princesa Victoria (1993-2004)
Scrapped in Kumar, India in 2004

E-H[edit]

Ship name Year launched Other names Fate
SS Elisabethville (1921) 1921 Scrapped on January 19, 1960
SS Emerald 1957 Laid up in 2009
MV Empire Windrush 1930 Sank on March 30, 1954
RMS Empress of Australia (1919) 1913 Scrapped at Inverkeithing, Scotland in 1952
RMS Empress of Britain (1906) 1905 Scrapped in 1930
RMS Empress of Britain (1956) 1955 Sold for scrap in 2008
RMS Empress of Canada (1928) 1928 Caught fire and capsized on 25 January 1953; scrapped in La Spezia in 1954
RMS Empress of Canada (1961) 1960 Scrapped in 2003
RMS Empress of France (1914) 1912 Scrapped at Dalmuir on October 20, 1934
RMS Empress of France (1928) 1928 Broken up in 1960
RMS Empress of India (1891) 1890 Scrapped in 1923
RMS Empress of Japan (1930) 1930 Destroyed by fire at New York City harbour on September 7, 1966; subsequently scrapped
RMS Empress of Scotland (1906) 1905 Scrapped in 1930
SS Europa (1928) 1928 Retired in 1961, and scrapped in 1962
Fairsky 1942 Scrapped on May 24, 1980
TSS Fairstar 1955 Scrapped at Alang, India in 1997
USS Finland (ID-4543) 1902 Scrapped in 1928
SS Flandre (1951) N/A Scrapped on December 25, 1994
SS Florida 1905 Sank after colliding with Caprera in 1917
SS France (1961) 1960 Scrapped at Alang, India in 2008
SS Fürst Bismarck (1890) 1890 Scrapped in Italy 1924
SS Fürst Bismarck (1905) 1905 Scrapped in Italy 1935
SS Galileo Galilei 1961 Sunk on May 21, 1999
SS George Washington 1908 Sold for scrap on February 13, 1951
SS Gothic (1893) 1893 Broken up in 1925
MS Gripsholm (1925) 1925 Sold for scrap in 1966
MS Gripsholm (1957) 1957 Sunk on July 12, 2001
SS Guglielmo Marconi 1961 Sold for scrap in 2001
SS Hamburg (1926) 1926 Scrapped in 1977
USS Harris 1921 Sold for scrap on July 20, 1948
SS Homeric (1922) 1913 Scrapped in 1935
USS Huron 1896 Caught fire and was sunk by gunfire on October 17, 1922 after a failed towing attempt

I-L[edit]

Ship name Year launched Renamed Fate
SS Imperator 1912 Scrapped between 1939-1946
SS Independence 1950 Wrecked off of Alang, India in 2010 and scrapped on the spot
MS Justicia 1914 Sunk after being torpedoed six times on July 19–20, 1918
SS Kaiser Wilhelm II 1902 Scrapped in 1940
SS Khedive Ismail 1922 Torpedoed and sunk February 12, 1944
SS König Albert 1899 Broken up in Italy in 1929
SS Königin Luise 1896 Broken up in Italy in 1935
SS Kosciuszko 1915 Scrapped in 1950
SS Kronprinz Wilhelm 1901 Scrapped in 1923
SS Kronprinzessin Cecilie 1906 Scrapped in 1940
SS Kroonland 1902 Scrapped in 1927
MS Kungsholm (1928) 1928 Scrapped in 1965
MS Kungsholm (1953) 1952 Scrapped in 1985 after being partially sunk the year before
SS La Bretagne 1885 Grounded and wrecked en route to be scrapped in 1923
TSMS Lakonia 1929 Burned in a fire at sea on December 22–24, 1963 and sank while under tow on December 29, 1963
RMS Lancastria 1920 Sunk by an air attack on June 17, 1940
SS Lavia 1946 Caught fire on January 7, 1989 and scrapped 5 months later
USS Lejeune 1936 Scrapped at Portland, Oregon on August 16, 1966
SS Letitia 1924 Scrapped in 1960
SS Leviathan 1913 Scrapped in 1938
SS Lurline 1932 Scrapped in Taiwan in 1987

M-P[edit]

Ship name Year launched Renamed Fate
RFA Maine (1924) 1924 Scrapped in 1954
RMS Majestic 1914 Scrapped in 1943
SS Malolo 1926 Sold 1977 for scrapping in Eleusina, Greece
SS Manchuria 1903 Scrapped at Savona on 12 January 1952
SS Manhattan 1931 Scrapped in 1964
MS Marco Polo 1964 In service
SS Mariposa 1931 Scrapped in 1974
SS Maxim Gorkiy 1968 Scrapped in 2009
MS Mediterranean Sky 1953 Capsized in 2003
USS Mercury (ID-3012) 1896 Scrapped in 1924
SS Minnedosa 1918 Scrapped in Italy in 1949
SS Mongolia (1903) 1903 Scrapped in 1946 at Shanghai, China
SS Mongolia (1922) 1922 Scrapped in 1964
SS Monterey 1931 Sunk on 21 October 2000
RMS Mooltan 1923 Scrapped in 1954
SS Nitta Maru 1939 Renamed as Chuyo and sunk by the submarine USS Sailfish on December 4, 1943
SS Noordam (1902) 1902 Scrapped in 1927
SS Normandie 1932 Caught fire and capsized in 1942; sold for scrap October 1946
SS Oceanic (1965) 1963 Sold for scrap in June 2012
MS Oranje 1938 Destroyed by fire on March 30, 1979 and sank
MS Oslofjord (1949) 1949 Sunk in 1970 after catching fire and while being towed
SS Parthia (1870) 1870 Sold and re-named Victoria in 1892.
SS Pasteur (1939) 1939 Sank in the Indian Ocean in 1980 while being towed to the Taiwanese ship breakers
SS Pendennis Castle 1957 Scrapped in Taiwan in 1980
SS Pennsylvania (1896) 1896 Scrapped in 1924
USS Pocahontas (ID-3044) 1900 Scrapped in 1928
SS Potsdam (1900) 1900 Scuttled by German troops in 1944, and demolished and scrapped after the war ended
USS Powhatan 1899 Broken up in 1928
SS President Cleveland 1921 Torpedoed on November 12, 1942
SS President Roosevelt 1921 Sold for scrap in 1948
TS Pretoria 1936 Scrapped in 1987
MS Pretoria Castle (1939) 1938 Scrapped in 1962
SS Pretoria Castle (1948) 1948 Scrapped in 1975
USS Princess Matoika 1900 Burned in 1930 and scrapped four years later
SS Principe Perfeito 1960 Broken up in 2001
SS Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm 1907 Scrapped in 1929, Genoa

Q-S[edit]

Ship name Year launched Renamed Fate
RMS Queen Elizabeth 1938 Renamed SS Seawise University; caught fire on January 9, 1972 causing the ship to capsize and sink; scrapped 1974-1975
MS Regal Empress 1953 Scrapped in 2009
SS Regina (1939) 1939 Scrapped in 1989
SS Reina del Mar 1950 Caught fire on May 28, 1981 and sank 4 days later
RMS Republic (1903) 1903 Sunk after a collision with the SS Florida on January 24, 1909
SS Roma (1926) 1926 Partally scuttled on April 19, 1945 and scrapped in 1952
SS Rotterdam 1958 Preserved as a hotelship
SS Ryndam (1951) 1951 Sunk in 2003 while on the way to the scrapyard
MS Saga Rose 1965 Scrapped in China in 2010
SS Santa Paula (1958) 1958 Bombed in 1990 as a result of the Iraqi occupation of Kuwait and scrapped in 2002
SS Santa Rosa (1916) 1916 Sunk by aerial torpedoes in 1942
SS Santa Rosa (1932) 1932 Scrapped in Aliaga, Greece in 1989
RMS Saxonia (1954) 1954 Scrapped in Alang, India in 1999
SS Scharnhorst (1904) 1904 Broken up in 1934
SS Scharnhorst (1934) 1934 Sunk in the Yellow Sea on November 17, 1944 by the United States Navy submarine Spadefish
SS Shalom 1964 Sunk outside Cape St. Francis on July 26, 2001
MS Sobieski 1938 Scrapped at La Spezia in 1975
SS Southern Cross (1955) 1954 Scrapped at Chittagong Bangladesh in 2003
HMT Southlandf 1900 Sunk on 4 June 1917 by U-70
SS St. Louis (1894) 1894 Scrapped in 1924 in Genoa
TSS Stefan Batory 1951 Scrapped at Aliaga, Turkey in 2000
SS Stella Solaris 1949 Broken up in 2003
MS Stockholm (1941) 1940 Sunk by British bombers on July 6, 1944 and scrapped in 1949

U-Z[edit]

Ship name Year launched Renamed Fate
SS Uganda 1952 Broken up in 1992
Veronica 1965 Unclear; she was reported as being beached in Alang in December, 2015.[1]
SS Victoria (1892) - Converted to a barge, scrapped in 1956.
MS Vulcania 1926 Sunk on March 15, 1973 while on the way to the scrapyard
SS Washington 1932 Scrapped in 1965
SS Windsor Castle (1960) 1959 Scrapped in 2005
SS Zeeland (1901) 1900 Scrapped in 1930 at Inverkeithing

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goossens, Reuben. "The End has come for the wonderful MS Kungsholm IV / Veronica". SaveTheClassicLiners.com. ssMaritime. Retrieved 14 November 2015. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Russell, Mark A. "Steamship nationalism: Transatlantic passenger liners as symbols of the German Empire." International Journal of Maritime History 28.2 (2016): 313-334.