SS Princess Adelaide

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SS Princess Adelaide
  • 1910–1949: SS Princess Adelaide
  • 1949–1967: SS Angelika
Builder: Fairfield
In service: 1910
Out of service: 1967
General characteristics
Class and type: Ocean liner
Installed power: 4000 HP at 130RPM

SS Princess Adelaide was a passenger vessel in the coastal service fleet of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) during the first half of the 20th century.

This ship was called a "pocket liner" because she offered amenities like a great ocean liner, but on a smaller scale.[1] The ship was part of the CPR "Princess fleet," which was composed of ships having names which began with the title "Princess".[2] Along with SS Princess Alice, SS Princess Mary, and SS Princess Sophia, SS Princess Adelaide was one of four similar ships built for CPR during 1910–1911.[3]


SS Princess Adelaide was built by Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Govan, Scotland for the Canadian Pacific Railway.[4]

The 3,061-ton vessel had length of 290.5 feet (88.5 m), breadth of 46.1 feet (14.1 m), and depth of 15.03 feet (4.58 m).[4]

SS Princess Adelaide was added to the active roster of the CPR fleet in 1910.[5]

In 1949, the ship was sold to a Greek firm (Typaldos Lines) and renamed SS Angelika.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Steamship Historical Society of America. (1940). Steamboat Bill (US), Vol. 54, p. 206.
  2. ^ Turner, Robert D. (1987). West of the Great Divide: an Illustrated History of the Canadian Pacific Railway in British Columbia, 1880–1986, p. 65.
  3. ^ Cruising the Pacific Northwest, 1910–1911 sister ships
  4. ^ a b Plimsoll ship data, Lloyd's Register, Steamers and Motorships, 1945-46
  5. ^ Miramar Ship Index: SS Princess Adelaide, ID# 5501730.
  6. ^ Simplon Postcards, SS Princess Adelaide