|Owner:||Laird Line Ltd.|
|Builder:||D. & W. Henderson & Co. Ltd.|
|Identification:||Official number: 128288|
|Fate:||Sunk in collision 8 October 1921|
|Length:||85.6 m (281 ft)|
|Beam:||11.6 m (38 ft)|
|Draft:||4.9 m (16 ft)|
|Speed:||16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph)|
On 8 October 1921, the American steamer West Camak rammed Rowan from astern in fog in the North Channel. Her passengers were mustered on deck. The British steamer Clan Malcolm then rammed her from starboard and cut her in two. Rowan sank with the loss of 22 of the 97 people on board, including many members of the African American jazz band the Southern Syncopated Orchestra. Survivors were rescued by Clan Malcolm, West Camak, and the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Wrestler.
- Patton, Brian (2007). Irish Sea Shipping. Kettering: Silver Link Publications. pp. 178–84. ISBN 978-1-85794-271-2.
- "Disaster at sea". The Times (42847). London. October 1921. col D, p. 10.
- "SS Rowan [+1921]". Wreck Site. Retrieved 4 June 2013.