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Canopic
  • Builder: Harland and Wolff
  • Yard No.: 330
  • Launched: 1900
  • Maiden Voyage: Liverpool - Boston
  • Gross Tonnage: 12, 097 tons
  • Length: 578.3ft.
  • Beam: 59.3ft.
  • Decks: 3
  • Funnels: 1
  • Masts: 2
  • Propellers: 2
  • Engines: 2 x 3 cylinder triple expansion
  • Boilers: 6
  • Speed: 16 knots
  • Port of Registry: Liverpool
  • Carrying Capacity: 275 First Class, 232 Second Class, 800 Third Class
  • Sister Ships: n/a

Mini Biography

Canopic was built by Harland and Wolff in 1900 in the company's Belfast yards. She was launched as Commonwealth for the Dominion Line on May 31st, 1900.

Commonwealth's maiden voyage followed in the October of the same year, with a trip from Liverpool to Boston.

In the November of 1901, Commonwealth made three winter sailings between Boston and Genoa, resuming her normal Liverpool - Boston run soon after.

In 1903, Commonwealth was transferred in-house from the Dominion Line to the White Star Line, being renamed Canopic.

Canopic was transferred to the New York - Mediterranean route in the January of 1904.

Canopic began a commercial service between the United States of America in 1914.

In 1915, Canopic served on the Liverpool - New York / Boston route.

On April 26th, 1917, Canopic was requisitioned under the Liner Requisition Scheme.

Canopic reverted to White Star operations in February, 1919, and resumed operating on the New York - Mediterranean route in July of the same year.

1n 1922, Canopic was replaced by S.S. Arabic on the Mediterranean route, and in April 1922, Canopic made her first sailing on the Liverpool - Halifax - Boston route, and then the Montreal route in the summer.

Canopic commenced sailing on the Bremen - Southampton - Halifax - New York route on 10th November, 1922.

In the November of 1923, Canopic she was serving instead from Hamburg.

In September, 1924, Canopic was transferred to the Liverpool - Philadelphia - Portland (Maine) to end her career.

In October, 1925, Canopic was broken up at Briton Ferry, South Wales.

 

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