Nomadic
Ship Number
422
Vessel Type
Passenger Tender
Built
Belfast
Yard
North Yard
Slip Number
1
Launch Date
April 25, 1911
Delivered
May 27, 1911
Owner
Oceanic Steam Navigation Co.
Weight
1260 grt
BP Length
220 feet
Breadth
37 feet
No. of Screws
Twin
Speed (approx)
10 knots
Propulsion
2 double expansion engines powering 2 triple blade propellers.
Official No.
Registered
I.M.O.
Fate
Preserved
 Nomadic

[Harland and Wolff Collection]

Nomadic attended the departure of the Olympic from Liverpool on 31 May 1911, the same day as Titanic was launched.
 
The Nomadic and its sister tender the Traffic where built  for use as tenders for the famous sisters Olympic and Titanic. Traffic would be ferrying the not so famous third class passengers as NOMADIC with its plush interior was given the job of bringing the rich to Titanic and Olympic's gangway doors. Famous passengers such as: Colonel John Jacob Astor and his wife Madeline, Margaret "Unsinkable Molly" Brown, and Benjamin Guggenheim.
 
In 1934 Nomadic was renamed Ingenieur Minard, and continued tender service in Cherbourg until hurriedly dispatched to England when Cherbourg was occupied in 1940. She served as a British coastal patrol vessel until returning to Cherbourg in 1945. Ingenieur Minard continued to service liners such as the Queen Mary until 1968 the when she sold to be broken up. Instead she was, renamed Nomadic, converted into a restaurant and conference centre and moored near the Eiffel Tower, on the River Seine in Paris.
 
Finally in 1974 the Nomadic was purchased and turned into a floating restaurant. In the last few years she has not been used for any purpose and has fallen into a deep state of disrepair. During her conversion her engines and the interior of the pilot house where pretty much gutted. However, her wonderful interior remains for the most part.