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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
15,801 gross 1902 at Belfast, Ireland by Harland & Wolff White Star Line 600.7ft x 65.5ft x 47.6ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1902  Dec. 18, launchedAtlantic Journey ID 3644
 1903  June 26, maiden voyage Liverpool-New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 3645
 1903  Liverpool     New York  Aug. 01 Transatlantc ID
 1903  Liverpool     New York  Oct. 24 Transatlantc ID
 1903  Liverpool     New York  Dec. 04 Transatlantc ID
 1904  Liverpool     New York  Apr. 24 Also reported arrive 1904-04-23, nightTransatlantc ID
 1904  Liverpool     New York  May 21 Transatlantc ID
 1904  Liverpool     New York  June 19 Transatlantc ID
 1904  Liverpool     New York  Aug. 20 Transatlantc ID
 1904  Liverpool     New York  Sept. 17 Transatlantc ID
 1904  Liverpool     New York  Oct. 15 Transatlantc ID
 1905  Liverpool     New York  Jan. 20 Transatlantc ID
 1905  Liverpool     New York  Apr. 22 Transatlantc ID
 1905  Liverpool     New York  May 20 Transatlantc ID
 1905  Liverpool     Boston  July 15 Transatlantc ID
 1905  Liverpool     Boston  Aug. 19 Transatlantc ID
 1905  Liverpool     Boston  Sept. 16 Transatlantc ID
 1905  Liverpool     Boston  Oct. 14 Transatlantc ID
 1905  Liverpool     Boston  Nov. 11 Transatlantc ID
 1908  Chartered for a cruise to the Mediterranean and Orient (Frank Clark) - announced: Feb. 6 to Apr. 16Atlantic Journey ID 10890
 1915  Aug. 19, torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-24 off Old Head, Ireland, 44 lives lostAtlantic Journey ID 3646
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

Arabic (2), White Star Line steamship at liverpool
Picture of the S/S Arabic (2) at Liverpool
Arabic (2) - White Star Line steamship at Villefranche-sur-Mer
Arabic (2) - at Villefranche-sur-Mer, Mediterranean
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Arabic (2) - White Star Line steamship at Naples
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Arabic (2), White Star Line steamship
White Star Line steamship Arabic (2)
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White Star Line steamship Arabic (2) and captain W. Finch
Arabic (2) and captain W. Finch

Tonnage of 15,801 tons gross, 14,368 under deck and 10,062 net. She had one funnel, four masts, 4 decks and was fitted with electric light and refrigerating machinery. She had twin screws and quadruple expansion engines with 8 cylinders of 30, 43, 63 & 89 inches diameter each pair and stroke 60 inches. The engines delivered 1,228 nominal horsepower which gave the ship a speed of 16 knots. The engine was built by Harland & Wolff.

She was laid down as the MINNEWASKA for the Atlantic Transport Line. She was taken over by White Star Line while building and was launched as the ARABIC on 18th Dec. 1902. Her maiden voyage started on 26th June 1903 when she left Liverpool for New York. On 14th Apr. 1905 she commenced her first Liverpool - Boston voyage and on 20th June 1907 resumed Liverpool - New York sailings. She returned to the Liverpool - Boston route on 1st Aug. 1911 and in 1913 her 1st class accommodation was reclassified as 2nd class. Resumed Liverpool - New York voyages on 23rd Dec.1914 and on 19th Aug. 1915 was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U.24, while off the Old Head of Kinsale, Ireland with the loss of 44 lives. Call sign: VCNQ. Official registration #: 118023


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