SS Baltic (1871)
SS Baltic was an ocean liner owned and operated by the White Star Line. Baltic was one of the first four ships ordered by White Star from shipbuilders Harland and Wolff after Thomas Ismay bought the company, and the third of the ships to be delivered.
|Port of registry:||Liverpool, England|
|Builder:||Harland and Wolff, Belfast|
|Launched:||8 March 1871|
|Completed:||2 September 1871|
|Maiden voyage:||14 September 1871|
|Fate:||Sunk in collision 6 February 1898|
|Class and type:||Oceanic-class ocean liner|
|Beam:||40.9 ft (12.5 m)|
|Depth:||31.0 ft (9.4 m)|
|Speed:||14.5 knots (26.9 km/h; 16.7 mph)|
In 1889, after RMS Teutonic entered service, Baltic was sold to the Holland America Line and renamed Veendam after the Dutch city of that name. On 6 February 1898, Veendam hit a derelict ship and sank, with all on board saved.
Sources and references
City of Brussels
| Blue Riband (Eastbound record)
1873 - 1875
City of Berlin
- Lloyd's Register of Shipping. Lloyd's Register. 1874. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
- "Adriatic I of the White Star Line". Titanic-Titanic. 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2012.