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White Star Liner SS Gothic


WSL Gothic 1893-1926

Built by Harland and Wolff for the White Star Line in 1893, Gothic worked the London to New Zealand run. After catching on fire and getting beached in 1906, she was repaired, converted to an immigrant ship, and transferred to the Red Star Line with the new name of Gothland. In 1911 she was transferred back to the White Star Line and renamed Gothic once again. After 3 years on the New Zealand run she went back to Red Star and again became Gothland. While sailing from Montreal to Rotterdam, Gothland struck a rock in the Isles of Sicily, in Cornwall in 1925. She became stranded and her passengers were transferred to the SS Lyonesse. Gothland was successfully pulled of the rock and taken to Southampton for repairs,  but was scrapped the following year in 1926.




Gothic on the rocks






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