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White Star Liner SS Ionic

 

White Star Line Ionic (I) 1884-1908

Built in 1884 for the White Star Line by Harland & Wolff in Belfast, Ionic was a slightly larger version of the Asiatic and sister ship to Doric.  A fast freighter with limited passenger accommodation she was initially chartered with the Doric and the Coptic to the New Zealand Shipping Co. She made her last voyage from London to New Zealand where she disembarked cavalry horses for the Boer War in December 1899. In April 1900, she was chartered to the Spanish Government to repatriate troops from Manila following the war with the United States. She was scrapped in 1908.


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