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White Star Line: SS Cufic

White Star Line Cufic 1888-1919 (sank)

The Cufic was built by Harland and Wolff, Belfast for the White Star Line as a livestock carrier (with her sister ship Runic) She initially ran the Liverpool - NY route but was later chartered to a Spanish shipping company in 1896 and renamed, Neustra Senora de Guadalupe. She was used as a horse carrier, running between Spain and Cuba during the Cuban revolution. In 1898, the vessel was returned to White Star and renamed Cufic. In 1901 she was sold to the Dominion Line and renamed Manxman. Sold again in 1915, to a Canadian company which kept the name, Manxman. She later was used by the government as a troop transport in 1917 and sold again in 1919 to a New York firm. On December 18, 1919 while carrying wheat from Portland to Gibraltar, (Cufic) foundered. All 40 of the crew were lost.

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