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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
12,097 gross 1900 at Belfast by Harland & Wolff Dominion Line 578.3ft x 59.3ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1900  May 31, launched as the "Commonwealth" for the Dominion LineAtlantic Journey ID 3724
 1900  Oct. 4, maiden voyage Liverpool - BostonAtlantic Journey ID 3725
 1901  Liverpool     Boston  Feb. 07 Crossing the Ocean in 7 daysTransatlantc ID
 1901  Liverpool     Boston  Mar. 11 Arrive date not given (reported 1901-03-12)Transatlantc ID
 1901  Liverpool     Boston  Apr. 08 Arrive date not given (reported 1901-04-09). Journey of 7 daysTransatlantc ID
 1901  Liverpool     Boston  May 05 Arrive date not given (reported 1901-05-06). Journey of 7 daysTransatlantc ID
 1901  Liverpool     Boston  June 09 Arrive date not given (reported 1901-06-10). Journey of 7 daysTransatlantc ID
 1901  Liverpool     Boston  July 01 Arrive date not given (reported 1901-07-02). Journey of 7 daysTransatlantc ID
 1901  Liverpool     Boston  July 25 Transatlantc ID
 1901  Liverpool     Boston  Oct. 17 Transatlantc ID
 1901  November: made the first of three Boston - Naples - Genoa round voyages Atlantic Journey ID 9192
 1901  Liverpool     Boston  Nov. 24 Transatlantc ID
 1902  Liverpool     Boston  Apr. 17 Crossing the Ocean in 6,5 daysTransatlantc ID
 1902  Liverpool     Boston  May 14 Crossing the Ocean in 6,5 daysTransatlantc ID
 1902  Liverpool     Boston  June 12 Crossing the Ocean in 6,5 daysTransatlantc ID
 1902  Liverpool     Boston  July 10 Crossing the Ocean in 6,5 daysTransatlantc ID
 1902  Liverpool     Boston  Aug. 07 Crossing the Ocean in 6,5 daysTransatlantc ID
 1902  Liverpool     Boston  Sept. 04 Crossing the Ocean in 6,5 daysTransatlantc ID
 1902  Liverpool     Boston  Oct. 02 Transatlantc ID
 1902  Liverpool     Boston  Dec. 27 Transatlantc ID
 1903  Liverpool     Boston  July 23 Transatlantc ID
 1903  Liverpool     Boston  Aug. 20 Transatlantc ID
 1903  Liverpool     Boston  Sept. 17 Transatlantc ID
 1903  Liverpool     Boston  Oct. 14 Transatlantc ID
 1903  Taken over by the White Star LineAtlantic Journey ID 3726
 1904  Mediterranean serviceAtlantic Journey ID 3727
 1917  War serviceAtlantic Journey ID 3728
 1918  War serviceAtlantic Journey ID 3729
 1919  War serviceAtlantic Journey ID 3730
 1922  Liverpool - Quebec - MontrealAtlantic Journey ID 3731
 1925  Broken up at Briton FerryAtlantic Journey ID 3732
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

Built in 1900 for the Dominion Line as the "Commonwealth" by Harland & Wolff, Belfast. She had a tonnage of 12,097 tons gross, 9,645 under deck and 7,717 net. Poop 99 feet long; Bridge Deck 338 feet; Forecastle 67 feet. She had one funnel, two masts and twin screws. Propulsion: Triple expansion engines with 6 cylinders of 29 1/2, 50 & (4) 58 inches diameter respectively and stroke 54 inches. The engine was built by Harland & Wolff and delivered 988 nominal horsepower, giving the ship a service speed of 16 knots. There was accommodation for 250-1st, 250-2nd and 800-3rd class passengers. In November 1903 she was taken over by White Star Line when they took over Dominion Line's Boston and Mediterranean services. She was renamed Canopic.

S/S Commonwealth, Dominion Line
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The S/S Commonwealth after she was renamed Canopic for the White Star Line
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