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3,983 gross 1872 at Greenock by Robert Steele & Co. Allan Line, Liverpool, England 400ft x 42.5ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1872  Feb. 2, launched as the "Polynesian"Atlantic Journey ID 662
 1872  Oct. 3, maiden voyage Liverpool - Quebec - MontrealAtlantic Journey ID 665
 1872  Liverpool  Oct. 03  Quebec  Oct. 13 Transatlantc ID
 1872  Liverpool  Nov. 14  Portland  Nov. 26 Transatlantc ID
 1873  Liverpool  May 15  Quebec  May 24 Londonderry 1873-05-16Transatlantc ID
 1873  Liverpool  June 26  Quebec  July 06 Londonderry 1873-06-27Transatlantc ID
 1873  Liverpool  Aug. 07  Quebec  Aug. 17 Londonderry 1873-08-08Transatlantc ID
 1873  Liverpool  Sept. 18  Quebec  Sept. 29 Londonderry 1873-09-19Transatlantc ID
 1873  Liverpool  Oct. 30  Quebec  Nov. 10 LondonderryTransatlantc ID
 1874  Liverpool  May 14  Quebec  May 24 Londonderry 1874-05-15. Also reported arrival 1874-05-26Transatlantc ID
 1874  Liverpool  June 25  Quebec  July 04 LondonderryTransatlantc ID
 1874  Liverpool  Aug. 06  Quebec  Aug. 15 LondonderryTransatlantc ID
 1874  Liverpool  Sept. 17  Quebec  Sept. 28 Londonderry 1874-09-18Transatlantc ID
 1874  Liverpool  Oct. 29  Quebec  Nov. 09 LondonderryTransatlantc ID
 1875  Liverpool  Apr. 19  Quebec  May 09 LondonderryTransatlantc ID
 1875  Liverpool  June 10  Quebec  June 21 Londonderry 1875-06-11Transatlantc ID
 1875  Liverpool  July 22  Quebec  Aug. 02 LondonderryTransatlantc ID
 1875  Liverpool  Sept. 02  Quebec  Sept. 12 LondonderryTransatlantc ID
 1875  Liverpool  Oct. 14  Quebec  Oct. 24 Londonderry 1875-10-15Transatlantc ID
 1876  Liverpool  Apr. 20  Quebec  May 06 Londonderry - MontrealTransatlantc ID
 1876  Liverpool  June 01  Quebec  June 13 LondonderryTransatlantc ID
 1876  Liverpool  July 13  Quebec  July 23 Londonderry 1876-07-14. Montreal Ocean Steam Ship Company - Also reported to arrive 1876-07-22Transatlantc ID
 1876  Liverpool  Aug. 23  Quebec  Sept. 03 LondonderryTransatlantc ID
 1876  Liverpool  Oct. 05  Quebec  Oct. 15 Londonderry 1876-10-06. Also reported arrival 1876-10-16Transatlantc ID
 1876  Liverpool     Portland  Nov. 26 Transatlantc ID
 1877  Liverpool     Portland  Jan. 08 Transatlantc ID
 1877  Liverpool     Portland  Feb. 21 Transatlantc ID
 1877  Liverpool  Mar. 22  Portland  Apr. 03 HalifaxTransatlantc ID
 1877  Liverpool  May 03  Quebec  May 12 Londonderry 1877-05-04 - RimouskiTransatlantc ID
 1877  Liverpool  June 14  Quebec  June 23 Londonderry 1877-06-15. Also reported arrival 1877-06-25Transatlantc ID
 1877  Liverpool  July 26  Quebec  Aug. 04 Londonderry 1877-08-05Transatlantc ID
 1877  Liverpool  Sept. 06  Quebec  Sept. 15 Londonderry 1877-09-07Transatlantc ID
 1877  Liverpool  Oct. 18  Quebec  Oct. 28 Londonderry 1877-10-26Transatlantc ID
 1878  Liverpool  Jan. 03  Halifax  Jan. 23 Arrival date estimatedTransatlantc ID
 1878  Liverpool  Feb. 21  Halifax  Mar. 03 Arrival date estimatedTransatlantc ID
 1878  Liverpool  Apr. 04  Quebec  Apr. 13 HalifaxTransatlantc ID
 1878  Liverpool  May 23  Quebec  June 02 Londonderry 1878-05-24Transatlantc ID
 1878  Liverpool  July 04  Quebec  July 14 Transatlantc ID
 1878  Liverpool  Aug. 15  Quebec  Aug. 24 Londonderry (Moville)Transatlantc ID
 1878  Liverpool  Sept. 26  Quebec  Oct. 04 Londonderry 1878-09-27Transatlantc ID
 1878  Liverpool  Nov. 07  Halifax  Nov. 17 Transatlantc ID
 1878  Liverpool  Dec. 19  Halifax  Dec. 29 Arrival date estimatedTransatlantc ID
 1879  Liverpool     Quebec  Apr. 01 Transatlantc ID
 1879  Liverpool  May 15  Quebec  May 25 Londonderry 1879-05-26Transatlantc ID
 1879  Liverpool  June 26  Quebec  July 05 Londonderry 1879-06-27Transatlantc ID
 1879  Liverpool  Aug. 07  Quebec  Aug. 16 Londonderry 1879-08-08Transatlantc ID
 1879  Liverpool  Sept. 18  Quebec  Sept. 28 Londonderry 1879-09-19Transatlantc ID
 1879  Liverpool  Oct. 30  Quebec  Nov. 08 Londonderry 1879-10-31Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool  Apr. 15  Quebec  May 09 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool  May 27  Quebec  June 06 LondonderryTransatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool  July 08  Quebec  July 16 Londondrerry. Also reported arrival 1880-07-17Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool  Aug. 19  Quebec  Aug. 27 Londonderry. Also reported arrival 1880-08-29Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool  Sept. 30  Quebec  Oct. 08 LondonderryTransatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool     Halifax  Nov. 21 Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool     Halifax  Jan. 02 Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool  Feb. 03  Halifax  Feb. 11 Londonderry 1881-02-04 - Feeder ship from Christiania Jan. 28Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool  Mar. 17  Halifax  Mar. 26 Londonderry (Moville) 1881-03-18 Feeder ship from Christiania 1881-03-11Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool  Apr. 21  Quebec  May 01 Londonderry 1881-04-22Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool  June 02  Quebec  June 11 Londonderry 1881-06-03. Captain R. BrownTransatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool  July 14  Quebec  July 23 Londonderry 1881-08-15Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool  Aug. 25  Quebec  Sept. 03 Londonderry 1881-08-26Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool  Oct. 07  Quebec  Oct. 16 Londonderry 1881-10-08Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool     Boston  Nov. 30 Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool  Dec. 28  Halifax  Jan. 07 Londonderry - PortlandTransatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool  Mar. 08  Halifax  Mar. 20 Queenstown - BostonTransatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool  Apr. 20  Quebec  May 11 Londonderry 1882-04-21 - Halifax 1882-05-05Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool  June 01  Quebec  June 13 Londonderry 1882-06-02Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool  July 13  Quebec  July 21 Londonderry 1882-07-14Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool  Aug. 24  Quebec  Sept. 01 Londonderry 1882-08-25. Also reported arrival Quebec 1882-09-03Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool  Oct. 05  Quebec  Oct. 13 Londonderry 1882-10-06Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool  Nov. 16  Halifax  Nov. 27 Londonderry - BaltimoreTransatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool  Dec. 28  Halifax  Jan. 08 Londonderry - PortlandTransatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool  May 03  Quebec  May 13 LondonderryTransatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool  June 14  Quebec  June 25 Transatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool  July 26  Quebec  Aug. 03 Londonderry 1883-07-27Transatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool  Sept. 06  Quebec  Sept. 15 Londonderry 1883-09-07. Also reported arrival Quebec 1883-09-17Transatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool  Oct. 18  Quebec  Oct. 29 LondonderryTransatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool  Nov. 29  Halifax  Dec. 08 Londonderry - PortlandTransatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool  Jan. 10  Halifax  Jan. 20 Londonderry - PortlandTransatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool  Feb. 21  Halifax  Mar. 03 Londonderry - PortlandTransatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool  Apr. 10  Halifax  Apr. 22 Londonderry - PortlandTransatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool  May 22  Quebec  May 31 Londonderry 1884-05-23Transatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool  July 03  Quebec  July 11 Londonderry 1884-07-04. Also reported arrival Quebec 1884-07-13Transatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool  Aug. 14  Quebec  Aug. 23 Also reported arrival Quebec 1884-08-24Transatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool  Sept. 25  Quebec  Oct. 05 LondonderryTransatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool  Nov. 18  Halifax  Nov. 18 PortlandTransatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool  Dec. 18  Halifax  Dec. 28 Londonderry - PortlandTransatlantc ID
 1885  Liverpool  Jan. 22  Halifax  Feb. 05 PortlandTransatlantc ID
 1885  Liverpool  Mar. 05  Halifax  Mar. 14 Londonderry - BaltimoreTransatlantc ID
 1885  Liverpool  Apr. 23  Quebec  May 12 LondonderryTransatlantc ID
 1885  Liverpool  June 04  Quebec  June 15 LondonderryTransatlantc ID
 1885  Liverpool  Aug. 20  Quebec  Aug. 28 LondonderryTransatlantc ID
 1885  Liverpool  Sept. 24  Quebec  Oct. 04 LondonderryTransatlantc ID
 1885  Liverpool  Oct. 31  Quebec  Nov. 09 LondonderryTransatlantc ID
 1885  Liverpool  Dec. 17  Halifax  Dec. 28 Londonderry - PortlandTransatlantc ID
 1886  Liverpool  Jan. 28  Halifax  Feb. 10 Londonderry - PortlandTransatlantc ID
 1886  Liverpool  Mar. 11  Halifax  Mar. 20 Londonderry - PortlandTransatlantc ID
 1886  Liverpool  Apr. 29  Quebec  May 10 LondonderryTransatlantc ID
 1886  Liverpool  June 03  Quebec  June 12 LondonderryTransatlantc ID
 1886  Liverpool  July 08  Quebec  July 18 LondonderryTransatlantc ID
 1886  Liverpool  Aug. 12  Quebec  Aug. 20 LondonderryTransatlantc ID
 1886  Liverpool  Sept. 16  Quebec  Sept. 25 LondonderryTransatlantc ID
 1886  Liverpool  Oct. 21  Quebec  Oct. 30 LondonderryTransatlantc ID
 1886  Liverpool  Nov. 25  Halifax  Dec. 06 Londonderry 1886-11-26 - Portland 1886-12-07Transatlantc ID
 1887  Liverpool  Dec. 30  Halifax  Jan. 11 Londonderry - PortlandTransatlantc ID
 1887  Liverpool  Apr. 22  Quebec  May 02 Londonderry 1887-04-23Transatlantc ID
 1887  Liverpool  May 27  Quebec  June 03 Londonderry. Also reported to arrive Quebec 1887-06-05Transatlantc ID
 1887  Liverpool  July 01  Quebec  July 10 LondonderryTransatlantc ID
 1887  Liverpool  Aug. 05  Quebec  Aug. 15 Londonderry Also reported arrival Quebec 1887-08-14Transatlantc ID
 1887  Liverpool  Sept. 09  Quebec  Sept. 17 Londonderry 1887-09-10Transatlantc ID
 1887  Liverpool  Oct. 17  Quebec  Oct. 27 Transatlantc ID
 1887  Liverpool  Dec. 08  Halifax  Dec. 18 Londonderry - PortlandTransatlantc ID
 1888  Liverpool  Jan. 19  Halifax  Jan. 29 Londonderry - BaltimoreTransatlantc ID
 1888  Liverpool  Mar. 29  Halifax  Apr. 07 Londonderry - BaltimoreTransatlantc ID
 1888  Liverpool  May 11  Quebec  May 21 Londonderry. Also reported to arrive Quebec 1888-05-18Transatlantc ID
 1888  Liverpool  June 21  Quebec  July 01 LondonderryTransatlantc ID
 1888  Liverpool  July 26  Quebec  Aug. 03 LondonderryTransatlantc ID
 1888  Liverpool  Aug. 30  Quebec  Sept. 08 LondonderryTransatlantc ID
 1888  Liverpool  Oct. 04  Quebec  Oct. 12 MontrealTransatlantc ID
 1888  Liverpool  Nov. 08  Halifax  Nov. 18 Londonderry - Portland. Also reported to arrive Halifax 1888-11-16Transatlantc ID
 1888  Liverpool  Dec. 20  Halifax  Dec. 31 PortlandTransatlantc ID
 1889  Liverpool     Halifax  Feb. 13 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Liverpool  May 02  Quebec  May 10 Londonderry 1889-05-03 - Montreal. Also reported to arrive Quebec 1889-05-11Transatlantc ID
 1889  Liverpool  Sept. 19  Quebec  Sept. 28 LondonderryTransatlantc ID
 1889  Liverpool  Oct. 24  Quebec  Nov. 04 Londonderry - MontrealTransatlantc ID
 1889  Liverpool  Dec. 05  Halifax  Dec. 19 Londonderry - St. Johns - PortlandTransatlantc ID
 1890  Liverpool  Jan. 16  Halifax  Jan. 28 Londonderry - PortlandTransatlantc ID
 1890  Liverpool     Halifax  Mar. 27 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Liverpool  Mar. 13  Halifax  Mar. 31 Londonderry - PortlandTransatlantc ID
 1890  Liverpool  Apr. 24  Quebec  May 05 Londonderry 1890-04-25Transatlantc ID
 1890  Liverpool  May 29  Quebec  June 07 Londonderry 1890-05-30Transatlantc ID
 1890  Liverpool  July 03  Quebec  July 12 Londonderry 1890-07-04Transatlantc ID
 1890  Liverpool  Aug. 07  Quebec  Aug. 16 Londonderry 1890-08-08Transatlantc ID
 1890  Liverpool  Sept. 11  Quebec  Sept. 20 Londonderry 1890-09-12 - MontrealTransatlantc ID
 1890  Liverpool  Oct. 17  Quebec  Oct. 25 Londonderry 1890-10-18. Also reported arrival 1890-10-27Transatlantc ID
 1890  Liverpool  Nov. 25  Halifax  Dec. 07 St. Johns - BaltimoreTransatlantc ID
 1891  Liverpool  Jan. 15  Halifax  Jan. 25 Londonderry - BaltimoreTransatlantc ID
 1891  Liverpool  Feb. 26  Halifax  Mar. 07 Londonderry - Portland. Also reported to arrive Halifax 1891-03-08Transatlantc ID
 1891  Liverpool  Apr. 09  Halifax  Apr. 18 Londonderry - PortlandTransatlantc ID
 1891  Liverpool  May 14  Quebec  May 23 Londonderry - MontrealTransatlantc ID
 1891  Liverpool  June 18  Quebec  June 28 Londonderry - MontrealTransatlantc ID
 1891  Liverpool  July 23  Quebec  Aug. 01 Londonderry - MontrealTransatlantc ID
 1891  Liverpool  Oct. 27  Halifax  Nov. 08 St. Johns - BaltimoreTransatlantc ID
 1891  Liverpool  Dec. 08  Halifax  Dec. 22 St. Johns - BaltimoreTransatlantc ID
 1893  Rebuilt, new tonnage: 4,522 gross, triple-expansion engines by Workman Clark & Co, 424 NHP. Passenger accommodation: 36-1st class and 1,000-3rd class (steerage). 3rd mizzenmast removedAtlantic Journey ID 666
 1893  Renamed LaurentianAtlantic Journey ID 667
 1893  Apr. 27, first voyage as the "Laurentian" Liverpool - Quebec - MontrealAtlantic Journey ID 663
 1899  Glasgow - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 668
 1904  Glasgow - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 669
 1905  Glasgow - Boston/New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 670
 1906  Glasgow - BostonAtlantic Journey ID 671
 1909  Glasgow - Boston.Atlantic Journey ID 672
 1909  Sept. 6, wrecked near Cape Race, no lives lostAtlantic Journey ID 664
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
Polynesian - Allan Line steamship
Polynesian - Allan Line steamship, as originally built
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Laurentian (ex Polynesian), Allan Line steamship
The Polynesian after she was renamed Laurentian
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Laurentian, Allan Line steamship - cabin plan
Laurentian ex Polynesian, Allan Line steamship - cabin plan
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Details: tonnage was 4 522 tons gross, 4 376 under deck and 2 838 net. The house on deck was 146 tons. She was constructed in iron, had 3 decks and water ballast. She had a straight stem, one funnel, three masts (rigged for sail). There was a single screw, and a 2 x 2 cylinder compound inverted engine. She had new engine and boilers in 1893 when she was refitted. The new engine was a triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 28, 46 and 76 inches diameter respectively and stroke 54 inches. The engine could deliver 424 nominal horsepower, which gave her a speed of 13 knots. The engine was built by Workman, Clark & Co. Ltd. in Belfast. This ship had a bad reputation, as she was said to "roll on wet grass" and was called "Rolling Poly". There was accommodation for 120 1st-class passengers and 850 3rd-class (steerage) passengers. Call sign: LJSV. Official registration #: 67994.

S/S Laurentian, Allan Line
S/S Laurentian ex Polynesian
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