RMS Gaelic (1885)
|Builder:||Harland and Wolff, Belfast|
|Launched:||28 February 1885|
|Completed:||18 July 1885|
|Fate:||Scrapped in September 1907|
|Class & type:||Ocean liner|
|Length:||420 feet 4 inches (128.12 m)|
|Beam:||42 feet 5 inches (12.93 m)|
|Sail plan:||4 masts 2 square rigged|
|Speed:||13 knots (24 km/h; 15 mph)|
RMS Gaelic was a passenger and cargo liner built for the White Star Line. She transported the first 102 Korean immigrants to the United States. Sold in 1905 for further service in the Pacific, she was scrapped in 1907.
RMS Gaelic was built by Harland & Wolff of Belfast, Northern Ireland, for the White Star Line and measured 4,206 tons. She was virtually identical to her sister ship Belgic. The ship was chartered to the Occidental & Oriental Steamship Company for service on Pacific crossings from 1885 to 1904.
The passage of 102 Korean immigrants to Hawaii began on 29 December 1902 in Nagasaki, Japan, and ended on 13 January 1903, when the ship arrived in Honolulu. The Gaelic was refitted by Harland & Wolff in 1905 and sold to the Pacific Steam Navigation Company in the same year and renamed Callao, but was retired and broken up at Briton Ferry in 1907.
- Murabayshi, Duk Hee Lee; Hahn, Jeewon (Ed) (2001). Korean Passengers Arriving at Honolulu, 1903-1905 (as .pdf from koreancentennial.org). University of Hawai'i at Manoa: Center for Korean Studies.
- Swiggum, S; Kohli, M. (Ed) (2005). The ShipsList: White Star Line. Retrieved Apr. 23, 2005.