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3,888 gross 1872 at Belfast by Harland & Wolff White Star Line 437.2ft x 40.9ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1871  Launched Oct. 17Atlantic Journey ID 3565
 1872  Apr. 20: arrived New York from Liverpool via Queenstown (Capt. Digby Murray)Atlantic Journey ID 13596
 1872  Liverpool  May 16  New York  May 25 Record breaking journey Queenstown - New York in 7 days and 19 hours - Agent Hr. Frederik Lie, ChristianiaTransatlantc ID
 1872  Record passage Queenstown-Sandy Hook: 7 days 23 hrs 17 min.Atlantic Journey ID 3567
 1872  Liverpool  June 20  New York  June 30 Transatlantc ID
 1872  Liverpool  July 25  New York  Aug. 03 Transatlantc ID
 1872  Liverpool  Aug. 29  New York  Sept. 07 Transatlantc ID
 1872  Sep. 14: departed New York for Liverpool (Capt. Murray)Atlantic Journey ID 13590
 1872  Liverpool  Oct. 04  New York  Oct. 13 Transatlantc ID
 1872  Liverpool  Nov. 07  New York  Nov. 16 Transatlantc ID
 1872  Commanded by Captain Hamilton PerryAtlantic Journey ID 13591
 1872  Dec. 12: departed Liverpool for New York via Queenstown (Capt. Perry)Atlantic Journey ID 13592
 1872  Dec. 13: lost two of her propeller plades in a terrible gale, proceeded at half speed for New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 13593
 1872  Dec. 13: rescued the crew of the sinking full rigged ship Allan in a dramatic rescue which took place under very challenging weather conditionsAtlantic Journey ID 13594
 1872  Dec. 22: arrived New York from Liverpool via Queenstown (Capt. Perry)Atlantic Journey ID 13595
 1873  Liverpool  Apr. 03  New York  Apr. 12 Transatlantc ID
 1873  Liverpool  May 08  New York  May 18 Arrived in New York after crossing the Ocean in 9,5 daysTransatlantc ID
 1873  Liverpool     New York  June 22 Transatlantc ID
 1873  Liverpool     New York  July 27 Transatlantc ID
 1873  Liverpool     New York  Aug. 31 Transatlantc ID
 1873  Liverpool  Oct. 25  New York  Oct. 04 Transatlantc ID
 1873  Liverpool     New York  Nov. 10 Transatlantc ID
 1873  Liverpool  Dec. 04  New York  Dec. 14 Transatlantc ID
 1874  Liverpool  Jan. 08  New York  Jan. 19 Transatlantc ID
 1874  Liverpool  Feb. 19  New York  Mar. 03 Transatlantc ID
 1874  Liverpool  Mar. 26  New York  Apr. 08 Reported hard weatherTransatlantc ID
 1874  Liverpool  Apr. 30  New York  May 10 Transatlantc ID
 1874  Liverpool  June 04  New York  June 14 Transatlantc ID
 1874  Liverpool  July 09  New York  July 19 Transatlantc ID
 1874  Oct. - collided with S/S Parthia of the Cunard LineAtlantic Journey ID 3568
 1874  Liverpool  Oct. 08  New York  Oct. 18 Transatlantc ID
 1875  March - ran down and sank schooner ColumbusAtlantic Journey ID 3569
 1875  Liverpool  Mar. 18  New York  Mar. 28 Passengers leaving Stavanger on feeder ship 1875-03-12Transatlantc ID
 1875  Liverpool  Apr. 22  New York  May 02 Transatlantc ID
 1875  Liverpool  May 27  New York  June 05 Transatlantc ID
 1875  Liverpool  July 01  New York  July 11 Transatlantc ID
 1875  Liverpool  Aug. 05  New York  Aug. 14 Transatlantc ID
 1875  Liverpool  Sept. 16  New York  Sept. 25 Transatlantc ID
 1875  Dec. - Ran down and sank schooner "Harwest Queen"Atlantic Journey ID 3570
 1876  Liverpool  Mar. 09  New York  Mar. 19 Transatlantc ID
 1876  Liverpool  May 25  New York  June 04 Transatlantc ID
 1877  Liverpool  Apr. 19  New York  Apr. 29 Transatlantc ID
 1877  Liverpool  May 24  New York  June 03 Transatlantc ID
 1877  Liverpool  June 28  New York  July 07 Transatlantc ID
 1877  Liverpool  Aug. 02  New York  Aug. 11 Transatlantc ID
 1877  Liverpool  Sept. 06  New York  Sept. 12 Also reported arrive 1877-09-15Transatlantc ID
 1877  Liverpool  Oct. 11  New York  Oct. 21 Transatlantc ID
 1877  Liverpool  Nov. 15  New York  Nov. 25 Transatlantc ID
 1878  Liverpool  Apr. 02  New York  Apr. 12 Transatlantc ID
 1878  Liverpool  May 09  New York  May 19 Transatlantc ID
 1878  Liverpool  June 11  New York  June 20 Transatlantc ID
 1878  July 18: departed Liverpool for New York via Queenstown (Capt. Jennings)Atlantic Journey ID 13589
 1878  July 19: almost collided with another steamer which scraped the side the entire length of the ship - later same day ran down and sank brigantine G.A. Pike in thick fog, 5 lives lost, 1 savedAtlantic Journey ID 3571
 1878  Liverpool  July 18  New York  July 28 Transatlantc ID
 1878  Liverpool  Aug. 20  New York  Aug. 29 Transatlantc ID
 1878  Liverpool  Sept. 26  New York  Oct. 06 Transatlantc ID
 1878  Liverpool     New York  Nov. 07 Transatlantc ID
 1879  Liverpool     New York  Mar. 21 Transatlantc ID
 1879  Liverpool     New York  Apr. 25 Transatlantc ID
 1879  Liverpool     New York  May 30 Transatlantc ID
 1879  Liverpool     New York  July 24 Transatlantc ID
 1879  Liverpool     New York  Aug. 28 Transatlantc ID
 1879  Liverpool  Sept. 23  New York  Oct. 02 Transatlantc ID
 1879  Liverpool     New York  Nov. 07 Transatlantc ID
 1879  Liverpool     New York  Dec. 12 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool  Jan. 05  New York  Jan. 16 147 passengers and Royal English MailTransatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool     New York  Feb. 23 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool  Apr. 20  New York  May 01 Arrived New York in the morning - Agent Hr. Frederik Lie, ChristianiaTransatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool     New York  June 03 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool  June 29  New York  July 09 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool     New York  Aug. 13 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool     New York  Sept. 16 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool  Oct. 12  New York  Oct. 21 Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool  Jan. 13  New York  Jan. 23 Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool     New York  Feb. 25 Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool  Mar. 24  New York  Apr. 02 Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool     New York  Apr. 30 Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool  May 18  New York  May 27 Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool  June 14  New York  June 24 Arrived at 05:00 morningTransatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool  July 19  New York  July 29 Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool  Aug. 23  New York  Sept. 03 Arrived at 06:00 morningTransatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool     New York  Oct. 07 Queenstown 1881-09-28Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool     New York  Nov. 11 Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool     New York  Dec. 17 Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool  Jan. 10  New York  Jan. 21 Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool     New York  Mar. 31 Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool     New York  May 05 Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool     New York  June 08 Arrived in the morning at 05:00Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool     New York  July 15 Arrived at 04:00 morning - Also reported arrive 1882-07-14Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool     New York  Aug. 18 Arrived at 06:00 morningTransatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool  Sept. 12  New York  Sept. 22 Arrived at 11:00 before noonTransatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool  Oct. 17  New York  Oct. 27 Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool  Dec. 21  New York  Dec. 01 Queenstown 1882-11-22, arrived New York in the morningTransatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool  Dec. 26  New York  Jan. 05 Arrived at 09:00 morning after crossing the Ocean in 8,5 daysTransatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool  Jan. 30  New York  Feb. 08 Also reported arrived on 1883-02-08 - Arrived at 19:30 evening after crossing the Atlantic in 8,5 daysTransatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool  Mar. 06  New York  Mar. 16 720 passengers arrived at 05:00 morning after crossing the Ocean in 8 days and 12 hoursTransatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool     New York  Apr. 20 Arrived at 06:00 morningTransatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool  May 15  New York  May 24 Arrived in New York at 05:00 evening. On this journey was a larger group from Vang in Valdres, lead by Knud O. BrękkenTransatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool  June 20  New York  June 29 Transatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool  July 24  New York  Aug. 03 Arrived at 07:00 morningTransatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool  Aug. 28  New York  Sept. 07 Arrived at 06:00 morningTransatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool  Oct. 02  New York  Oct. 12 Transatlantc ID
 1884  Refitted to carry additional 2nd class passengersAtlantic Journey ID 3572
 1884  Liverpool  Jan. 10  New York  Jan. 20 Transatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool  Feb. 14  New York  Feb. 25 Transatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool  Mar. 21  New York  Mar. 29 Transatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool  Apr. 29  New York  May 09 Arrived in the morningTransatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool  May 29  New York  June 07 Transatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool  Aug. 12  New York  Aug. 21 Transatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool     New York  Sept. 25 Transatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool  Oct. 21  New York  Oct. 30 Transatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool  Nov. 25  New York  Dec. 04 Transatlantc ID
 1885  Liverpool  Feb. 05  New York  Feb. 15 Arrived in New York at 03:00 early morningTransatlantc ID
 1885  Liverpool     New York  Apr. 19 Arrived in New York with the passengers of S/S Germanic. Arrived in the morningTransatlantc ID
 1885  Liverpool     New York  May 16 Arrived in New York at 05:00 morningTransatlantc ID
 1885  Liverpool     New York  June 13 Transatlantc ID
 1885  Liverpool     New York  July 18 Transatlantc ID
 1885  Liverpool     New York  Aug. 29 Transatlantc ID
 1885  Liverpool     New York  Sept. 26 Transatlantc ID
 1885  Liverpool     New York  Oct. 24 Arrived in the morningTransatlantc ID
 1885  Liverpool     New York  Nov. 21 Transatlantc ID
 1885  Liverpool     New York  Dec. 20 Arrived New York at 01:00 nightTransatlantc ID
 1886  Liverpool     New York  Feb. 14 Transatlantc ID
 1886  Liverpool     New York  Mar. 15 Also reported arrive 1886-03-14, morningTransatlantc ID
 1886  Liverpool     New York  Apr. 10 Also reported arrive 1886-04-11Transatlantc ID
 1886  Liverpool     New York  May 09 Transatlantc ID
 1886  Liverpool     New York  June 05 Transatlantc ID
 1886  Liverpool     New York  July 03 Transatlantc ID
 1886  Liverpool     New York  July 31 Transatlantc ID
 1886  Liverpool     New York  Aug. 28 Transatlantc ID
 1886  Liverpool     New York  Oct. 02 990 passengers arrived N.Y on a SaturdayTransatlantc ID
 1886  Liverpool     New York  Oct. 30 Transatlantc ID
 1886  Liverpool     New York  Nov. 27 Arrived at night having 560 passengersTransatlantc ID
 1887  Liverpool     New York  Jan. 16 Arrived in the morningTransatlantc ID
 1887  Liverpool     New York  Feb. 13 Arrived in the morningTransatlantc ID
 1887  Liverpool     New York  Mar. 11 Arrived at 15:00 afternoonTransatlantc ID
 1887  Liverpool     New York  Apr. 08 905 passengersTransatlantc ID
 1887  Liverpool     New York  May 06 Arrived in the morningTransatlantc ID
 1887  Liverpool     New York  June 04 Arrived Saturday morning at 04:00Transatlantc ID
 1887  Liverpool     New York  July 01 Arrived in the morning having 790 passengersTransatlantc ID
 1887  Liverpool     New York  July 30 Arrived 06:00 in the morningTransatlantc ID
 1887  Liverpool     New York  Aug. 26 Arrived in the afternoonTransatlantc ID
 1887  Liverpool     New York  Sept. 23 850 passengersTransatlantc ID
 1887  Liverpool     New York  Oct. 21 755 passengersTransatlantc ID
 1887  Liverpool     New York  Nov. 18 Transatlantc ID
 1887  Liverpool     New York  Dec. 17 Transatlantc ID
 1888  Liverpool     New York  Jan. 14 Transatlantc ID
 1888  Liverpool     New York  Feb. 11 Transatlantc ID
 1888  Liverpool     New York  Apr. 27 Transatlantc ID
 1888  Liverpool  May 17  New York  May 25 Transatlantc ID
 1888  Liverpool     New York  June 22 Transatlantc ID
 1888  Liverpool     New York  July 20 Transatlantc ID
 1888  Liverpool     New York  Aug. 17 Transatlantc ID
 1888  Liverpool     New York  Sept. 04 Transatlantc ID
 1888  Liverpool     New York  Sept. 14 Arrived in the morningTransatlantc ID
 1888  Liverpool     New York  Oct. 12 Transatlantc ID
 1888  Liverpool     New York  Nov. 10 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Liverpool     New York  Jan. 05 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Liverpool     New York  Feb. 09 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Liverpool     New York  Mar. 08 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Liverpool     New York  Apr. 05 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Liverpool     New York  May 03 Also reported arrive 1889-05-04Transatlantc ID
 1889  Liverpool     New York  May 31 Also reported arrive 1889-05-30Transatlantc ID
 1889  Liverpool     New York  June 30 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Liverpool     New York  July 26 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Liverpool     New York  Sept. 06 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Liverpool     New York  Oct. 04 Also reported arrive 1889-10-05Transatlantc ID
 1889  Liverpool     New York  Nov. 01 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Liverpool     New York  Nov. 30 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Liverpool     New York  Jan. 26 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Liverpool     New York  Feb. 23 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Liverpool     New York  Apr. 07 Transatlantc ID
 1891  Liverpool     New York  Jan. 05 Transatlantc ID
 1891  Liverpool     New York  Feb. 02 Transatlantc ID
 1891  Liverpool     New York  Mar. 01 Transatlantc ID
 1892  Liverpool  Dec. 23  New York  Jan. 07 Transatlantc ID
 1892  Jan. 28: called at Queenstown on way from Liverpool to New York (Capt. Robert Nicol)Atlantic Journey ID 13215
 1892  Liverpool     New York  Feb. 08 Transatlantc ID
 1892  July 6: departed Liverpool for New York via Queenstown (Capt. Robert Nicol)Atlantic Journey ID 13218
 1892  Liverpool     New York  July 15 Transatlantc ID
 1892  Sep. 10: departed Liverpool for New York via Queenstown (Capt. William Roberts)Atlantic Journey ID 13216
 1892  Sep. 23: arrived New York with about 850 steerage passengers from Liverpool via Queenstown - was detained at Quarantine till the 25th (Capt. William Roberts)Atlantic Journey ID 13217
 1892  Dec. 28: departed Liverpool for New York via Queenstown (Capt. E. R. McKinstry)Atlantic Journey ID 13219
 1893  Liverpool     New York  Jan. 07 Transatlantc ID
 1893  Jan. 20: arrived Liverpool from New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 13221
 1893  June 7: departed Liverpool for New York via Queenstown (Capt. Edward J. Smith)Atlantic Journey ID 13220
 1893  Liverpool     New York  June 16 Transatlantc ID
 1893  Liverpool  July 05  New York  July 14 Transatlantc ID
 1893  Liverpool     New York  Dec. 25 Transatlantc ID
 1894  Liverpool  Jan. 24  New York  Feb. 06 Transatlantc ID
 1894  Liverpool     New York  Nov. 11 Transatlantc ID
 1894  Liverpool     New York  Dec. 07 Transatlantc ID
 1895  Liverpool     New York  Feb. 04 Transatlantc ID
 1895  Liverpool     New York  Mar. 02 Transatlantc ID
 1895  Liverpool     New York  Apr. 01 Transatlantc ID
 1895  Liverpool  Apr. 17  New York  Apr. 27 Transatlantc ID
 1895  Liverpool  June 19  New York  June 29 Transatlantc ID
 1895  Liverpool     New York  Nov. 18 Transatlantc ID
 1896  Liverpool     New York  July 26 Estimated date of arrivalTransatlantc ID
 1897  Liverpool  Feb. 10  New York  Feb. 22 Transatlantc ID
 1897  Liverpool  July 07  New York  July 17 Transatlantc ID
 1897  Nov. 17 last Liverpool-Queenstown-New York voyageAtlantic Journey ID 3580
 1897  Liverpool     New York  Nov. 27 Transatlantc ID
 1899  Broken up at PrestonAtlantic Journey ID 3581
The information listed above is not the complete record of the ship. The information was collected from a multitude of sources, and new information will be added as it emerges


The Adriatic was of the so called Oceanic class. The hull, framework, masts, yards, decks, and whole ship, except the floors and furniture, were made of iron. Additional strength was given by six iron bulkheads from the keel to the main-deck, dividing the ship into seven compartments. She had four masts, and the height of the mainmast was 150 feet. The manner in which the yards were constructed was similar to that in the Republic. The yards were movable up and down the masts, and crosstrees had been discarded. This plan of making the yards, so that they moved upward and downward, was a new invention of Messrs. Harland and Wolff. The labour involved in moving the yards would have been considerable had not provision been made for it by steam-winches. There were six steam-winches which were also used for lifting cargo, setting sail, and other operations which required great power. The windlass was also worked by steam. The steering apparatus was fixed amidships, with the steam steering-wheel of Foresters and Company, of Liverpool. In case of accident, a complete steering-gear was also fitted up at the stern. It was possible to have communication between the stern and the bridge by Gisborne's telegraph. The engine-room, situated amidships, contained four compound engines by Maudslay and Field, of London. There were twenty-four furnaces and four cylinders. The cylinders were of the nominal collective horse-power of 600, working up to 3000 indicated horse-power. The single screw had a diameter of 22 ft. 6 in., with four steel blades. This gave the screw a circumference of more than 66 ft.; and, as it performed fifty revolutions per minute, the rate at which it travelled was not less than 1000 yards per minute. This was the largest screw in the merchant service at the time. Over the forepart of the ship a vast iron hurricane-deck had been constructed, which not only prevented the waves of a storm washing over the main-deck, but also added to the strength of the vessel. From the hurricane-deck to the stern extend two promenades, one on each side; a portion of these was sheltered from the rain by a lateral extension of the upper deck. In the aft part of the main-deck a steam fire-engine had been erected, which could at once be brought into action. On the upper deck above the saloon were water-tanks, from which pipes were laid on to the sleeping- apartments. The ventilation was ample, there was twenty fair-weather ventilators in the saloon, and twenty foul-weather ventilators, which latter could not be closed; in the sleeping and other portions of the saloon-passengers' quarters there were about a hundred fair-weather and as many foul-weather ventilators, so that, under all circumstances, the utmost attention had been given to the means for introducing fresh air. The decorations, fittings, and furniture were very handsome, and all was conveniently arranged. The ship was capable of accommodating 1150 passengers-150 in the saloon and 1000 steerage. The saloon, the ladies' boudoir, the smoking-room, bar, barber's shop, and officers' rooms, the sleeping-rooms, and the engine-house, were all lighted by gas, there being 300 burners altogether. She was fitted by Porter & Co for gas generated by oil, in place of candles and oil-lamps. There were 30 jets in the saloon. The gas was made from an oil which was not explosive, and a continuous supply could be kept up for any length of time, as the manufacture took place on board the ship. However, the idea was a failure due to leaks caused by vibrations in the ship. [Info derived from an article in the Illustrated Lodon News 1872 and other sources]

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