SS Nomadic (1891)

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  • SS Nomadic (1891-1904)
  • SS Cornishman (1904-1926)
Port of registry: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Liverpool, UK (1894-1923)
Builder: Harland and Wolff, Belfast
Yard number: 236
Launched: 11 February 1891
Completed: 14 April 1891
Maiden voyage: 24 April 1891
Fate: Scrapped in 1926
General characteristics
Class and type: Livestock carrier
Tonnage: 5,749 GRT
Length: 460 feet 10 inches (140.46 m)
Beam: 49 feet 1 inch (14.96 m)
Speed: 13 knots (24 km/h)

SS Nomadic was a steamship of the White Star Line. She was laid down in 1891, in yard 236 at Harland and Wolff Shipyards, Belfast, as a livestock carrier and completed on 14 April 1891.[1]

She sailed from Liverpool on her maiden voyage to New York on 24 April 1891 and spent the next few years on this service. She was requisitioned as a troopship and horse transport on October 1899 and spent the two years of the Boer War on this service, making three trips to the cape under the designation 'HM Transport No. 34'.[2]

She was transferred to the Dominion Line in 1903, as part of the reorganisation of the International Mercantile Marine Co. and was renamed SS Cornishman in 1904.[3] She made voyages to the US and Canada, continuing to sail these routes after her transfer to Frederick Leyland & Co. in 1921. She was finally withdrawn from service and scrapped in 1926.[2]


  1. ^ McCluskie, Tom (2013). The Rise and Fall of Harland and Wolff. Stroud: The History Press. p. 121. ISBN 9780752488615. 
  2. ^ a b "THE WHITE STAR LINE". The Merchant Navy Association. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "White Star Line / Oceanic Steamship Company / White Star Line of Boston Packets". The Ships List. Retrieved 19 September 2011.