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8,268 gross 1901 at Belfast by Workman, Clark & Co. Ltd. Canadian Pacific Line 470ft x 57.5ft 
 1901 Sept. 12, launched as the Ionian for Allan LineAtlantic Journey ID 5293
 1901 Nov. 21, maiden voyage Liverpool - Halifax - St.John Atlantic Journey ID 5296
 1914 Served as a troopshipAtlantic Journey ID 5294
 1917 Taken over by Canadian Pacific LineAtlantic Journey ID 5297
 1917 Oct. 21, sunk off Milford Have by mine, 7 lives lostAtlantic Journey ID 5295
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

Details: 8,265 tons gross, 7,683 under deck and 5,337 net. Bridge deck 103 feet and forecastle 56 feet. Water ballast. She was constructed of steel, had twin screws and triple expansion engines, 2 x 3 cylinders of 23, 38 1/2 and 66 inches diameter each pair, stroke 48 inches, delivering 604 nominal horsepower. The engine was built by the same company as the hull. She had one funnel and four masts, 3 decks and was fitted with refrigerating machinery. She had accommodation for 131 passengers first class, 160 second class and 800 steerage passengers. Call sign: SWLK. Official registration #: 113989.

Ionian, Allan Line steamship
Picture of the S/S Ionian
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Picture of the S/S Ionian, Allan Line
S/S Ionian in Allan Line colors
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The S/S Ionian at Liverpool
The S/S Ionian at Liverpool

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Photo of the Ionian, from a photo postcard
Photo of the Ionian
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Ionian, Allan Line steamship
The Ionian as Government Transport No. 4 in WW1
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