SS Baltic (1871)

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  • SS Baltic
  • SS Veendam
Port of registry: Liverpool, England
Builder: Harland and Wolff, Belfast
Yard number: 75
Laid down: 1870
Launched: 8 March 1871
Completed: 2 September 1871
Maiden voyage: 14 September 1871
In service: 1871-1898
Fate: Sunk in collision 6 February 1898

SS Baltic was an ocean liner owned and operated by the White Star Line. Baltic was one of the first four ships ordered by White Star from shipbuilders Harland and Wolff after Thomas Ismay bought the company, and the third of the ships to be delivered.

In 1889, after SS Teutonic entered service, Baltic was sold to the Holland America Line and renamed Veendam after the Dutch city of that name. On 6 February 1898, Veendam hit a derelict ship and sank, with all on board saved.

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Preceded by
City of Brussels
Atlantic Eastbound Record
Succeeded by
City of Berlin