SS Doric (2nd)


White Star Line Doric (2nd) 1922-1935

Doric was built by Harland and Wolff for the White Star Line in 1922. She was White Star's second and last turbine-powered ship. Her maiden voyage, was on  June 8, 1923, from Liverpool to Montreal. Doric served this route from that time until she was laid up in 1932. (In winter, when the St, Laurence was ice-bound and impassable, White Star's Canadian service terminated in Halifax.)  

Beginning in 1933, Doric was used for cruising exclusively, based out of Liverpool. She was one of ten White Star liners transferred to Cunard-White Star in 1934, but her long-term future was uncertain until September 5, 1935 when she collided with the SS Formigny, of the French Chargeurs Reunis line, off Cape Finisterre, Spain.

 After temporary repairs were made, Doric returned to England, where she was surveyed and determined to be a total loss in terms of price of repairing. In November 1935 she was scrapped.


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