|Builder:||Harland and Wolff, Belfast|
|Launched:||28 June 1892|
|Completed:||22 August 1892|
|Maiden voyage:||26 August 1892|
|Length:||470 ft (143.3 m)|
|Propulsion:||2 × reciprocating steam engines, 2 screws|
|Speed:||13 knots (24.1 km/h)|
A sister ship to the Naronic, the ship was launched on 28 June 1892, completed on 22 August 1892 and began her maiden voyage on 26 August 1892, sailing from Liverpool to New York City. Originally designed to carry livestock with a small number of passengers, she was later converted into a passenger ship.
On 19 August 1915, while off the coast of southern Ireland, she narrowly avoided destruction by what is believed to be the German U-boat U-24, which had sunk four other vessels, including White Star Line's Arabic in the same area that day. Bovic was pursued by the submarine, but managed to escape.
In 1917 she was requisitioned for war service.
- McCluskie, Tom (2013). The Rise and Fall of Harland and Wolff. Stroud: The History Press. p. 122. ISBN 9780752488615.
- "Bovic, White Star Line". norwayheritage.com. 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
- Smith, Gordon (2011). "British Merchant Navy Ships Lost and Damaged at Sea in World War I". naval-history.net. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
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