Completed for T & J Brocklebank with for their Liverpool - India service.
In 1906 she was transferred to Shire Line when Brocklebank's purchased half of David Jenkins's shares and was renamed Cardiganshire. In the following year she passed into the ownership of Royal Mail with their livery but continued to operate as part of the Shire Line fleet.
In 1911 she was sold to Tatsuuma Kisen Goshi Kaisha of Kobe and renamed Hakushika Maru.
Five years later, in 1916, she was sold to G. Katsuda of Tarumi with the name Ide Maru. In 1919 she was sold again to Figueras Steam Ship Company of Hong Kong when her name reverted back to Cardiganshire.
She was re-registered in 1920 by her owners as the Faco Figueras.