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SS Baltic (1871)

White Star Line logo and house flag.
History
Name:
  • SS Baltic
  • SS Veendam
Owner:
Port of registry: Liverpool, England
Builder: Harland and Wolff, Belfast
Yard number: 75
Laid down: 1870
Launched: 8 March 1871
Completed: 2 September 1871
Maiden voyage: 14 September 1871
In service: 1871-1898
Out of service: 7 February 1898
Fate: Feb. 7, foundered in the North Atlantic after collision with wreck, no lives lost.

SS Baltic was an ocean liner owned and operated by the White Star Line. The Baltic was one of the first four ships ordered by White Star from shipbuilders Harland and Wolff after Thomas Ismay had bought the company, and the third of the ships to be delivered.

In 1889, after Teutonic entered service, the ship was sold to the Holland America Line and renamed Veendam after the Dutch city of that name. On 6 February 1898, the Veendam hit a derelict ship and sank, with all onboard saved.

Sources and references

  • Info from website "Titanic: Voyage of Discovery"
Records
Preceded by
City of Brussels
Atlantic Eastbound Record
1873
Succeeded by
City of Berlin
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