White Star Liner Asiatic 1871-1903
The Asiatic was built for the White Star Line in Liverpool in 1971 by Thomas Royden and Sons. Asiatic was caught in the transformation from sail to steam and was one of the vessels that had the capability of both. She was a sister ship to the original Tropic. had three masts, one steam-driven propeller, and weighed 2,122 tons.
In 1873, following the wreck of the Atlantic, Asiatic and Tropic were both sold to recoup capital for White Star. Asiatic was sold to South African Steam Ship Company, also known as the Elder Dempster Line and renamed Ambriz. Later, she was sold to Cie. Franšaise Charbonnage et de la Batelage. She wrecked in February, 1903, off the coast of Madagascar.
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