Ship Number
Vessel Type
Passenger Ship
Govan Yard
Slip Number
Launch Date
April 19, 1917
October 26, 1918
Dominion Line
16313 grt
BP Length
575 feet
67-6 feet
No. of Screws
Speed (approx)
15 knots
3 shaft reciprocating 4 cylinder IHP 12,2000
Official No.

[Harland and Wolff Collection]

Completed as a cargo steamer with one funnel and one mast, triple screw and a speed of 15 knots. Launched on 19th Apr.1917 for the Dominion Line, she went to Harland & Wolff, Belfast in August 1920 for completion as a passenger vessel. Here she was fitted with two funnels, two masts, an upper promenade deck, and accommodation for 600-cabin and 1,700-3rd class passengers.
On 16 March 1922 she started her first voyage between Liverpool, Halifax and Portland and on 29 April 1922 her first between Liverpool, Quebec and Montreal. She commenced her last voyage on this service on 6 November 1925 and on 12 December 1925 started her first Liverpool - Halifax - New York voyage under charter to White Star Line. In June 1926 she was converted to Cabin, tourist and 3rd class accommodation and on 1November 1929 commenced her last Liverpool - Belfast - Glasgow - Quebec - Montreal voyage for White Star.
In 1929 she was sold to Red Star Line of Antwerp, renamed Westernland and commenced Antwerp - Southampton - Cherbourg - New York voyages on 10 January 1930 with tourist and 3rd class passengers. On 30 November 1934 she started her last Antwerp - Havre - Southampton - New York - Havre - London - Antwerp voyage and in 1935 went to Bernstein Red Star Line of Hamburg. Converted to carry 486-tourist class passengers, she commenced Antwerp - Southampton - New York sailings on 29 March 1935 and started her last voyage on this service on 6 May 1939.
In 1939 she was sold to Holland America Line and in June of that year resumed Antwerp - Southampton - New York sailings. She started her last passenger voyage on 10 April 1940 when she left Antwerp for New York.
In November 1942 was bought by the British Admiralty (Pennant No. F87) and used as a repair ship.
She was scrapped at Blyth in 1947.
[North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P. Bonsor, vol.2, p.813]