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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
12,352 gross 1902 at Belfast, Ireland by Harland & Wolff White Star Line 500.3ft x 63.3ft x 45ft 
 1903 Maiden voyage London - WellingtonAtlantic Journey ID 3865
 1917 Liner Requisition SchemeAtlantic Journey ID 3866
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Ionic (2) - in the Panama Canal
Ionic (2) - in the Panama Canal
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Ionic (2) - photo from ca. 1926
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S/S Ionic (2), White Star Line steamship
S/S Ionic (2), White Star Line steamship
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Ionic (2) - White Star Line steamship
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The Ionic (2) was built in 1902 by Harland & Wolff Ltd. in Belfast. She had a tonnage of 12,232 tons gross, 11,395 under deck and 7,826 net. She had one funnel, twin screws, 4 masts, 4 decks and was fitted with electric light and refrigerating machinery. She had water ballast. Fitted with quadruple expansion engines with 8 cylinders of 22, 31 1/2, 46 and 66 inches diameter each pair. Stroke 48 inches, delivering 604 nominal horsepower, giving the ship a speed of 14 knots. The engines was built by Harland & Wolff. She had accommodation for 121-1st, 117-2nd and 450-3rd class passengers. Launched on May 22nd, 1903, and sailed on her maiden voyage from London to Wellington. 1917 - 1919 under Liner Requisition Scheme. Transferred to Shaw Savill & Albion in 1932. Broken up in 1937. Call sign: TSFH. Official registration #: 115337


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