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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
13,507 gross 1902 at Hebburn by Hawthorn, Leslie & Co. Ltd. White Star Line  
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1902  Feb. 25, launched as the "Hanoverian" for the Leyland LineAtlantic Journey ID 3793
 1902  July 19, maiden voyage Liverpool - BostonAtlantic Journey ID 3794
 1903  Became the Mayflower of the Dominion Line. Accommodation: 260 1st-class, 250 2nd-class and 1,000 3rd-classAtlantic Journey ID 3795
 1903  Became the "Cretic" for White Star LineAtlantic Journey ID 3796
 1903  Liverpool     Boston  Dec. 05 Transatlantc ID
 1904  Mediterranean serviceAtlantic Journey ID 3797
 1904  Liverpool     Boston  Feb. 28 Transatlantc ID
 1904  Liverpool     Boston  May 28 Transatlantc ID
 1904  Liverpool     Boston  Aug. 20 Transatlantc ID
 1904  Liverpool     Boston  Sept. 16 Transatlantc ID
 1904  Liverpool     Boston  Oct. 21 Transatlantc ID
 1904  Liverpool     New York  Dec. 07 Transatlantc ID
 1917  Liner Requisition SchemeAtlantic Journey ID 3798
 1918  Liner Requisition SchemeAtlantic Journey ID 3799
 1919  Liner Requisition SchemeAtlantic Journey ID 3800
 1923  Sold to Leyland Line, renamed "Devonian", rebuilt to 12,153 tons grossAtlantic Journey ID 3801
 1927  Chartered by Red Star LineAtlantic Journey ID 3802
 1929  ScrappedAtlantic Journey ID 3803
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

Tonnage: 13,507 tons gross, 10,602 under deck and 8,663 net. Twin screws, one funnel, 4 masts, and 3 decks. The upper deck was constructed in steel and sheathed in wood. Steel orlop. Deck in No. 1 & 2 holds, partly steel Shelter Deck sheathed in wood; web frames; 9 cemented bulkheads; fitted with electric light & refrigerating machinery; cellular double bottom, aft 163 feet, under engine & boilers 104 feet, forward 166 feet, 1,660 tons; Deep Tank aft 49 feet, 1,600 tons; Deep Tank forward 44 feet, 1,680 tons; Aft Peak Tank 180 tons. Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 6 cylinders of 28, 47 & 80 inches diameter each pair; stroke 60 inches. The engine delivered 1,269 nominal horsepower giving her a speed of 15 knots. She had 3 double ended and 3 single ended boilers; 27 corrugated furnaces; grate surface 527 sq. ft.; heating surface 21,273 sq. ft.. The engine was built by the same company as the hull. She had accommodation for 260 1st - 250 2nd - and 1000 3rd class passengers. On November 27 1903 she started her first voyage on the Liverpool - Boston service. In 1904 she was on New York Mediterranean service. Sold to Frederick Leyland in 1923 and renamed "Devonian". 1927 28 she was operated by the Red Star Line on their Antwerp Southampton New York service. Broken up in 1929. Call sign: TKPV. Official registration #: 115288

Cretic - at Gibarltar July 4th, 1911
Cretic - at Gibarltar July 4th, 1911
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Cretic - steerage passengers on deck 1911
Cretic - steerage passengers on deck 1911
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Cretic - scene from the forward deck 1911
Cretic - scene from the forward deck 1911
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