Norway Heritage logo
S/S Canada, Dominion Line Main Page >>

BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
8,806 gross 1896 at Belfast by Harland & Wolff Dominion Line 500.4ft x 58.2ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1896  May 14, launchedAtlantic Journey ID 7316
 1896  Oct. 1, sailed from Liverpool on her maiden voyage to Quebec and MontrealAtlantic Journey ID 7317
 1896       Quebec  Oct. 07 Also reported arrive 1896-10-08Transatlantc ID
 1896       Quebec  Nov. 04 Also reported arrive 1896-11-05Transatlantc ID
 1897       Boston  Mar. 12 Transatlantc ID
 1897       Boston  Apr. 14 Transatlantc ID
 1897  Liverpool     Boston  May 18 Transatlantc ID
 1897       Boston  Oct. 05 Transatlantc ID
 1898       Boston  Mar. 16 Arrived in Boston at 12:00 noonTransatlantc ID
 1898  Liverpool     Boston  Oct. 13 Crossing the Ocean in 7 daysTransatlantc ID
 1898  Liverpool     Boston  Nov. 17 Transatlantc ID
 1899  Liverpool     Boston  Jan. 14 Transatlantc ID
 1899  Liverpool     Boston  Apr. 14 Transatlantc ID
 1899  Liverpool  May 04  Boston  May 11 Transatlantc ID
 1899  Liverpool     Boston  Aug. 31 Crossing the Ocean in 6 daysTransatlantc ID
 1899  Became Boer War transport ship #69Atlantic Journey ID 7318
 1899  December 1: departed Liverpool for South Africa with 68 officers, 7 warrant officers and 1,868 men for the Boer WarAtlantic Journey ID 10615
 1899  Dec. 20: arrived Cape Town from St. Vincent (Called at St. Vincent Dec. 8-9) - sailed for Durban Dec. 21.Atlantic Journey ID 10616
 1900  Jan. 22: arrived Southampton with over 200 sick and wounded from South Africa Atlantic Journey ID 10617
 1900  Feb. 2: departed Southampton for Queenstown after embarking 1,179 men, 86 officers and 19 horses for the Boer WarAtlantic Journey ID 10618
 1900  Feb. 3: embarked 18 officers and 823 men together with a cobsiderable quantity of tobacco and war material at QueenstownAtlantic Journey ID 10619
 1900  Feb. 24: arrived Cape Town from St. Vincent (called at St. Vincent Feb. 12)Atlantic Journey ID 10620
 1900  Mar. 8: departed DurbanAtlantic Journey ID 10621
 1900  Apr. 4: arrived Southampton with about 500 refugees from the CapeAtlantic Journey ID 10622
 1900  Apr. 14: departed Southampton with 74 officers, 30 nurses, 1,434 men and 23 horses for the Boer WarAtlantic Journey ID 10623
 1900  May 3: arrived at Cape Town Atlantic Journey ID 10624
 1900  May 17: departed Cape Town for England with wounded officers and menAtlantic Journey ID 10625
 1900  June 5: arrived Southampton with 16 officers and 545 men, sick and woundedAtlantic Journey ID 10626
 1900  June 26: departed Southampton with drafts for Queenstown to embark more officers and menAtlantic Journey ID 10627
 1900  June 28: departed Queenstown after embarking 20 officers and 991 men, in addition to the Southampton embarcation, total: 35 officers and 1,921 men for the Boer War. There were also 11 female nurses on boardAtlantic Journey ID 10628
 1900  July 17: arrived at Cape Town Atlantic Journey ID 10629
 1900  Aug 19: arrived at Southampton with 81 officers, 52 sick and wounded and 940 convalescents from thee Boer WarAtlantic Journey ID 10630
 1900  Aug 31: departed Southampton for Queenstown after embarking 26 officers and 808 men for the Boer WarAtlantic Journey ID 10631
 1900  Sep. 31: departed Queenstown for Cape Town after embarking 9 officers and 700 menAtlantic Journey ID 10632
 1900  Dec. 12: departed Cape Town for England with Lord and Lady Roberts and other military VIPs. The ship had been specially refitted for Lord Robertsís accommodation with a suite of apartments on the deck and a second suite belowAtlantic Journey ID 10633
 1901  Jan 3: arrived at Southampton Atlantic Journey ID 10634
 1903  Liverpool     Halifax  Feb. 27 Transatlantc ID
 1903  Liverpool     Halifax  Mar. 26 Transatlantc ID
 1903  Liverpool  Apr. 23  Quebec  May 01 Transatlantc ID
 1903  Liverpool     Quebec  June 05 Crossing the Ocean in 7 daysTransatlantc ID
 1903  Liverpool     Quebec  July 08 Crossing the Ocean in 6,5 daysTransatlantc ID
 1903  Liverpool     Boston  Sept. 10 Transatlantc ID
 1903  Liverpool     Quebec  Oct. 22 Transatlantc ID
 1903  Liverpool     Halifax  Nov. 20 Transatlantc ID
 1903  Liverpool     Halifax  Dec. 25 Transatlantc ID
 1904  Liverpool     Halifax  Jan. 28 Transatlantc ID
 1904  Liverpool     Halifax  Mar. 03 Transatlantc ID
 1904  Liverpool     Halifax  Apr. 08 Transatlantc ID
 1904  Liverpool     Quebec  May 13 Transatlantc ID
 1904  Liverpool     Quebec  July 22 Transatlantc ID
 1904  Liverpool     Quebec  Sept. 29 Crossing the Ocean in 7 daysTransatlantc ID
 1904  Liverpool     Quebec  Nov. 03 Journey of 7 daysTransatlantc ID
 1905  Liverpool     Halifax  Mar. 10 Transatlantc ID
 1905  Liverpool     Halifax  Apr. 13 Transatlantc ID
 1905  Liverpool     Quebec  May 19 Transatlantc ID
 1905  Liverpool     Quebec  June 22 Transatlantc ID
 1905  Liverpool     Quebec  July 27 Transatlantc ID
 1905  Liverpool     Quebec  Aug. 31 Transatlantc ID
 1905  Liverpool     Quebec  Oct. 05 Transatlantc ID
 1905  Liverpool     Quebec  Nov. 04 Transatlantc ID
 1909  Rebuilt to carry 463-2nd and 755-3rd class passengersAtlantic Journey ID 7319
 1914  Was used on the return passage to carry part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force to Europe.Atlantic Journey ID 7320
 1914  Used as an accommodation ship for German prisonersAtlantic Journey ID 7321
 1915  Used as a transport shipAtlantic Journey ID 7322
 1918  November, resumed passenger service for Dominion LineAtlantic Journey ID 7323
 1926  Scrapped in ItalyAtlantic Journey ID 7324
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

Canada, Dominion Line steamship
Canada, Dominion Line steamship
Support Norway Heritage: Purchase a copy

Canada, Dominion Line steamship
Picture of the S/S Canada, from an old postcard
Support Norway Heritage: Purchase a copy


The S/S Canada had one funnel, two masts, twin screws and a speed of 15 knots. There was accommodation for 200-1st, 200-2nd, and 800-3rd class passengers.

Canada, Dominion Line steamship, White Star - Dominion Line joint service to Canada
Canada, Dominion Line steamship, White Star - Dominion Line joint service to Canada
Support Norway Heritage: Purchase a copy

Canada - Dominion Line steamship as Boer War transport no. 69
Canada - Dominion Line steamship as Boer War transport no. 69
Support Norway Heritage: Purchase a copy

CANA3

Emigrant Ship databases

Agents & Shipping lines
Shipping lines, Norwegian agents, authorizations, routes and fleets.

Emigrant ship Arrivals
Trond Austheim's database of emigrant ship arrivals around the world, 1870-1894.

Norwegian departures
100 Years of Emigrant Ships from Norway - indexed by year 1825-1925
Passenger lists
Norwegian Emigrants 1825-1875 Pre 1875 Norwegian emigrants, passenger lists
Images
Categories:
  >> Steamships
       arranged by shipping line
  >> Sailing ships
  >> Historic Documents
       & passenger lists
  >> The Voyage
  >> Ports - harbors
  >> Yards & Construction
  >> Miscellaneous
  >> Pioneers & Settlements
 
Images added during the last 14 days
You can add images of ships and other related motives by using the "Upload Image" link within the appropriate category.
Articles
A selection of articles dedicated to help you in your genealogy search for your Norwegian ancestors. Transcripts and pictures of historic documents in connection with the ships and emigration. Also including articles about Pioneers & Norwegian Settlements Around the World
Articles about selected ships ships and special events in their history. Descriptions of some of the great maritime disasters involving emigrant ships, like the wrecking of the steamer Atlantic of the White Star Line, sinking of the ocean liner Empress of Ireland and the Thingvalla line steamer Norge disaster. Check this section if you have an interest in shipwrecks.
This section contains articles describing the transatlantic voyage, the condition of the steerage accommodations and the experience of an ocean travel on an emigrant ship. You will find in-depth studies concerning the emigration process, statistics and facts, and information about the immigration processing centers line Castle Garden and Ellis Island.
Forum
10 last postings: