TITANIC-TITANIC.com | S.S. Homeric

Homeric
  • Builder: F. Schichau, Danzig
  • Yard No.: 891
  • Launched: December 1913
  • Maiden Voyage: 15th February, 1922
  • Gross Tonnage: 34,351 tons
  • Length: 751 ft.
  • Beam: 83.3 ft.
  • Decks: 5
  • Funnels: 2
  • Masts: 2
  • Propellers: 2
  • Engines: 2 x 4 cylinder triple expansion engines
  • Boilers: 12 double boilers
  • Speed: 18.5 knots
  • Port of Registry:
  • Carrying Capacity: 529 in first class, 487 in second class, 1,750 in third class
  • Sister Ships: Hindenburg

Homeric was launched in December 1913 as Columbus, for the Norddeutscher Lloyd Line, at the Danzig yard of F. Schichau, making her the largest twin propellor reciprocating ship in the world. Columbus was then laid-up at Danzig. Her sister vessel, Hindenburg, was renamed Columbus in 1924.

On the 28th June, 1919, Columbus was ceded to Great Britain.

In the June of 1920, Columbus was purchased by the White Star Line from the Shipping Controller. She was converted at Harland and Wolff, as a coal burner.

On 31st January, 1922, Columbus arrived from Germany, and was renamed Homeric. On 15th February, Homeric made her first sailing between Southampton, Cherbourg and New York. Her operating consorts were Olympic and Majestic II. Homeric's working speed of 18 knots was too slow, but she was very steady at sea.

In October, 1923, Homeric underwent a winter refit at Harland and Wolff, and was converted to oil burning.

On 9th April, 1924, Homeric returned to service, with an improvement in her speed to 19.5 knots, however, this was still well below the Atlantic levels, and scheduling problems, but it still resulted in a reduction of Homeric's crossing time of 24 hours. Due to the United States Immigration controls, her third class passenger carrying capacity was too large, and Homeric operated unprofitably.

In 1928, the new 60,000 ton liner Oceanic was announced as Homeric's replacement, but of course this never came to fruition.

In 1930, Homeric's accommodations were changed to 523 in first class, 841 in second class, and 314 in third class.

On 1st June, 1932, Homeric made her final Atlantic voyage, and then sailed between British and Mediterranean ports. On 28th September, Homeric was damaged while anchored off Tenerife, after being rammed by the Isla de Tenerife, when her steering failed whilst circling Homeric.

In the Winter of 1932, Homeric was employed operating cruises to the West Indies.

In 1934, Homeric became part of the Cunard-White Star fleet.

In 1935, Homeric was laid up off Ryde, on the Isle of White.

On 27th February, 1936, Homeric was purchased for £74,000, and scrapped by Thomas Ward & Co., at Inverkeithing, as seen here in the map below.

 

 

N.B. Image source: Wikipedia

 

 

Similar Pages: White Star Line Ships | S.S. Adriatic I | S.S. Adriatic II | S.S. Afric | S.S. Albertic | S.S. Alexandra Woermann | S.S. Arabic I | S.S. Arabic II | S.S. Arabic III | S.S. Armenian | S.S. Asiatic I | S.S. Athenic | S.S. Atlantic | S.S. Baltic I | S.S. Baltic II | S.S. Bardic | S.S. Belgic I | S.S. Belgic II | S.S. Belgic III | S.S. Belgic IV | S.S. Bovic | S.S. Britannic I | S.S. Britannic II | M.V. Britannic III | S.S. Calgaric | S.S. Canopic | S.S. Cedric | S.S. Celtic I | S.S. Celtic II | S.S. Ceramic | S.S. Cevic | S.S. Coptic | S.S. Corinthic | S.S. Cretic | S.S. Cufic I | S.S.Cufic II | S.S. Cymric | S.S. Delphic I | S.S. Delphic II | S.S. Doric I | S.S. Doric II | S.S. Frankfurt | S.S. Gaelic I | S.S. Gaelic II | S.S. Gallic I | S.S. Gallic II | S.S. Georgic I | M.V. Georgic II | S.S. Germanic | S.S. Gothic | S.S. Haverford | S.S. Homeric | S.S. Hunslet | S.S. Ionic I | S.S. Ionic II | S.S. Justicia | S.S. Lapland | S.S. Laurentic I | S.S. Laurentic II | S.S. Magnetic | S.S. Majestic I | S.S. Majestic II | S.S. Medic | S.S. Megantic | S.S. Mersey | S.S. Mobile | S.S. Naronic | S.S. Nomadic I | S.S. Nomadic II | S.S. Oceanic I | S.S. Oceanic II | S.S. Olympic | S.S. Persic | S.S. Pittsburgh | S.S. Poland | S.S. Pontic | S.S. Regina | S.S. Republic I | S.S. Republic II | S.S. Romanic | S.S. Royal Standard | S.S. Runic I | S.S. Runic II | S.S. Russian | S.S. Sirius | S.S. Suevic | S.S. Tauric | S.S. Teutonic | S.S. Titanic | S.S. Traffic I | S.S. Traffic II | S.S. Tropic I | S.S. Tropic II | S.S. Vaderland | S.S. Vedic | S.S. Ypiranga | S.S. Zealandic | S.S. Zeeland II | S.S. Zeppelin



Share |



Latest pages;


    Titanic Crew Living In Alison Grove Dulwich Common, London
    Robert P. Watson Books
    Robert John Hopkins - Updated
    J. Robert Di Fulgo Books
    Charlie Hudson Books
    Jonathan Mayo Books
    Bradford Matsen Books
    Richie Kohler Books
    Barbara Shriver Books
    Mac Smith Books

 

 

 

 

 

Jump To Top.