SS Cufic (1888)

SS Cufic was a livestock carrier, built by Harland and Wolff for the White Star Line, displacing 4,639 tons and completed on 1 December 1888.[1] Her sister ship was the SS Runic. She ran the Liverpool to New York route. In 1896, Cufic was chartered to a Spanish shipping company and renamed Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. She played a role in the Cuban Revolution, transporting horses between Spain and Cuba.

SS Cufic
  • Cufic (1888–1896)
  • Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (1896–1898)
  • Cufic (1898–1901)
  • Manxman (1901–)
Builder: Harland and Wolff
Yard number: 210
Launched: 1888
Completed: 1 December 1888
Fate: Foundered 1919
General characteristics
Tonnage: 4,639 GRT

In 1898 she was returned to the White Star Line, resuming the name Cufic. She was in turn sold again, to the Dominion Line in 1901, with her name being changed to Manxman. She was sold once again to a Canadian shipping Line, where she remained under this name, in 1915. Manxman was used as a troop transport in 1917. This was short-lived, as she was sold to a New York firm in 1919.

On 18 December 1919, Cufic foundered while transporting shipments of wheat from Portland to Gibraltar. This resulted in the deaths of all forty crew members.


  1. McCluskie, Tom (2013). The Rise and Fall of Harland and Wolff. Stroud: The History Press. p. 120. ISBN 9780752488615.
  • "SS Cufic". Titanic and Other White Star Line Ships. Retrieved 15 August 2013.

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