Straight stem, one funnel, four masts, single screw and a speed of 14 knots. She was sister of the Lancashire; she undertook her maiden voyage from Liverpool to New York for Anchor Line.
In she was converted to carry 70 passengers.
Seven years later, in 1897, she was replaced by the Derbyshire, became a reserve steamer and made available for short term charters. On 8th September 1898 she was chartered to the Dominion Line for five round voyages from Liverpool to New York.
In October 1899 she became Boer War Transport No.14 and was the first ship of over a dozen ships to sail for Cape Town carrying the Lancashire Fusiliers.
She was sold to the East Asiatic Company of Copenhagen in 1905 and renamed Indien.
Two years later she was transferred to the Russian East Asiatic Company and made her first voyage from Libau to New York via Rotterdam on 16th June 1905 as the Estonia.
In 1912 she was transferred by her owners to the Far East and on 16th January 1913 caught fire and was abandoned off Port Sudan. The drifting hulk was condemned and sunk with explosives on 23rd January.
[North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.2,p.808; vol.3,p.1355] on 23rd January.