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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
10,955 gross 1907 at Glasgow by Alexander Stephen & Sons Canadian Pacific Line 485.5ft x 60.3ft 
 1907 Dec. 20, launched as the Hesperian for Allan LineAtlantic Journey ID 5288
 1908 Apr. 25, maiden voyage Glasgow - Quebec - MontrealAtlantic Journey ID 5289
 1910 Chartered to Canadian Pacific Line Atlantic Journey ID 5290
 1915 Sept. 4, Torpedoed off Fastnet by German submarine U.20 and on 6th September she sank 130 miles west of Queenstown (Cobh) after unsuccessful attempts to tow her to port.32 lives lostAtlantic Journey ID 5291
 1915 Sept. 6, sank 130 miles west of Queenstown (Cobh) after unsuccessful attempts to tow her to port, 32 lives lostAtlantic Journey ID 5292
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Hesperian, Allan Line steamship
The S/S Hesperian
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S/S Hesperian, Dining Saloon
S/S Hesperian, the Dining Saloon

S/S Hesperian, Dining Saloon 2nd-class
S/S Hesperian, the Dining Saloon 2nd-class

Details: one funnel, two masts, twin screws and a speed of 15 knots. There was passenger accommodation for 210-1st, 250-2nd and 1,000-3rd class.

The following is from a booklet issued by the Allan Line:
The "Grampian" and "Hesperian" Built by Messrs. Alex. Stephen & Sons, Linthouse, these steamers have established a reputation for steadiness and fast passages, the "Grampian" holding the record for the Montreal-Glasgow route. Five of their eight decks are devoted to passenger accommodation. Located on the promenade deck forward is the Lounge and Music Room, adjoining the saloon companionway are rooms ensuite, with bath, while aft on this deck is the First-Class Smoking Room. Forward, on the bridge deck is the main Dining Saloon, large square windows on three sides, insuring an abundance of light and perfect ventilation. The staterooms on this deck are unusually spacious. They are fitted with two berths, full length sofa berth, and wardrobes. Aft on this deck is the Second-Class Entrance Hall, Smoking and Music Rooms and sheltered promenade for second cabin passengers. On the shelter deck amidship is the Second-Class Dining Saloon, extending the full width of the steamer and with seating accommodations for two hundred passengers, also staterooms for first and second-class passengers. An idea of the style of decoration and superior equipment can best be obtained from the accompanying illustration.


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