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.

SS Baltic
United Kingdom
  • SS Baltic
  • SS Veendam
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
Fate: Sunk in collision 6 February 1898
General characteristics
Class and type: Oceanic-class ocean liner
  • 452 ft (138 m)
  • 437.2 ft (133.3 m)[1]
Beam: 40.9 ft (12.5 m)[1]
Depth: 31.0 ft (9.4 m)[1]
Decks: 2
Speed: 14.5 knots (26.9 km/h; 16.7 mph)[1]
Capacity: 850 passengers
Notes: [2]

In 1889, after RMS Teutonic entered service, Baltic was sold to the Holland America Line and renamed Veendam[3] 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

Preceded by
City of Brussels
Blue Riband (Eastbound record)
1873 - 1875
Succeeded by
City of Berlin


  1. Lloyd's Register of Shipping. Lloyd's Register. 1874. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  2. "Adriatic I of the White Star Line". Titanic-Titanic. 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2012.
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