THE WHITE STAR LINE FLEET

Photos and brief history's

 (Recently updated 03/07 - new and added photos, new info)


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The White Star Line comprised over 120 ships in its fleet over the lifespan of the company. Not all of these ships were built by Belfast shipbuilders Harland and Wolff, and not all of them were owned by the White Star Line. In the beginning years, most of White Star's ships were leased.

As the company grew and became more financially sound, a contract agreement was made with Harland and Wolff Shipbuilders to build ships exclusively for White Star. In later years, many ships were purchased by WSL from the British Government having been acquired through war reparations. As well, a few were only leased and managed by WSL.

To clear up confusion, the White Star Line had several ships with the same name as predecessors, i.e. 4-Belgic's 3-Baltic's, 3-Britannic's, 2-Gallic's, 2-Cedric's, 2- Runic's, 3-Oceanic's, etc.


Note - The following vessels were OWNED not chartered by the White Star Line under 5 different WSL ownerships: 1) Pilkington and Wilson, 2) T.H. Ismay's Oceanic Steam Navigation Company, 3) JP Morgan's International Mercantile Marine Company, 4) Owen Phillip's Royal Mail Group, and 5) Cunard / White Star.

 

More ship photos and histories will be added as time and photo availability allows

 

  Adriatic (1st) 1856        Adriatic (2nd) 1906          Afric  1899                 Albatross 1854              Albertic 1904           Annie Wilson 1863           Arabian 1857               Arabic 1881

  Artic - Celtic 1872            Asiatic 1881               Athenic 1902                Atlantic 1870             Baltic (1st) 1871          Baltic (2nd) 1904           Bardic 1919                   Belgic 1885

  Belgic (2nd) 1873         Blue Jacket 1889            Bovic 1892             Britannic (1st) 1874     Britannic (2nd) 1914    Britannic (3rd) 1930       Broughton 1867             Calgaric 1917

    Canopic 1898               Cedric 1903                   Celtic 1901             Ceramic 1912         Ceric / Belgic (4th) 1917       Cevic 1894                Colonist 1852              Coptic 1881

 

   Corinthic 1902               Cretic 1902               Cufic (1st) 1888           Cufic (2nd) 1895             Cymric 1898               Delphic 1897            Delphic (2nd) 1918      Donna Maria 1862

    Doric (1st) 1883           Doric (2nd) 1922             Emma 1856                Gaelic 1873               Gallic (1st) 1894         Gallic (2nd) 1918       Georgic (1st) 1895       Georgic (2nd) 1931

    Germanic 1874            Glendevon 1862         Golden Era 1856             Gothic 1893              Haverford 1899            Homeric 1914             Ionic (1st) 1884             Ionic (2nd) 1903

       Iowa 1849                  Justica 1914            Laurentic (1st) 1908    Laurentic (2nd) 1927        Magnetic 1891           Megantic 1908          Majestic (1st) 1889      Majestic (2nd) 1914

     Mermaid 1853               Mersey 1894            Morning Light 1862         Mystery 1853               Naronic 1892              Nomadic 1911         Oceanic (1st) 1871      Oceanic (2nd) 1899

Oceanic III (not built)       Olympic 1911                Pacific 1871              Persic 1899                 Pittsburgh 1913      Queen of the North 1862   Red Jacket 1854         Regina 1917

  Republic (1st) 1871    Republic (2nd) 1903      Romanic 1903           Royal Standard 1863     Runic (1st) 1889           Runic (1st) 1902             Shalimar 1857            Shepardess 1856

      Sirocco 1862          Star of the East 1862         Suevic 1900                Tauric 1891             Telegraph 1862            Teutonic 1889               Titanic 1910                Traffic 1911

     Tropic 1871                   Tropic 1896                Vedic 1918            Windsor Castle 1840       Zealandic 1911

 

* WSL Vessel information sources:

Duncan Haws Merchant Fleet Series, various US and British newspaper accounts, and original White Star Line postcards


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