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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
15,378 gross 1903 at Belfast by Harland & Wolff Dominion Line 570ft x 67.8ft x 24ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1903  Feb. 26, launchedAtlantic Journey ID 7328
 1903  Oct. 1, maiden voyage Liverpool - BostonAtlantic Journey ID 7329
 1903  Liverpool     Boston  Oct. 08 Crossing the Ocean in 7 daysTransatlantc ID
 1903  Liverpool     Boston  Nov. 05 Transatlantc ID
 1903  Taken over by White Star Line, renamed RepublicAtlantic Journey ID 7330
 1909  Collided with the S/S Florida and sank, 5 lives lostAtlantic Journey ID 7331
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 S/S Columbus as Republic (2), in White Star Line service
The S/S Columbus as Republic (2), in White Star Line service
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The S/S Columbus after she came under White Star and was renamed Republic
The S/S Columbus

after she came under White Star and was renamed Republic [old postcard]

Her tonnage was 15 378 tons gross, 14 301 under deck and 9 742 net. She had one funnel, 4 masts and 5 decks. She was fitted with electric light and refrigerating machinery. Water ballast. She had twin screws and quadruple expansion engines with 8 cylinders of 29, 41 1/2, 61 and 87 inches diameter each pair and stroke 60 inches. The engine delivered 1,180 nominal horsepower which gave the ship a speed of 16 knots. The engine was built by Harland & Wolff. She had accommodation for 1200 passengers. Call sign: VFPK. Official registration #: 118043. [1905-06 Lloyd's Registry of shipping, subm. Gilbert Provost]


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