SS Vauban

SS Vauban was a 1912 passenger steamship owned by Lamport and Holt Line and used in their New York to East Coast of South America service. It was built by Workman, Clark and Company of Belfast and in 1913 was briefly renamed Alcala when used by Royal Mail Lines. The ship transported US troops during WWI.[2] The ship was returned to Lamport and Holt and between 1919-1921 was used by Cunard Line on their Liverpool-Queenstown-New York service.[3] It was in service until 1930, and was sold for scrapping in 1932.[4]

SS Vauban
Owner: Lamport and Holt
Operator: Lamport and Holt; Royal Mail Lines; Cunard Line
Builder: Workman, Clark and Company
Launched: 20 January 1912[1]
In service: 1912
Out of service: 1930
Fate: Scrapped 1932
General characteristics
Type: passenger steamship
Tonnage: 10,660 GRT
Length: 511 feet (156 m)
Beam: 60 feet (18 m)
Speed: 13.5 knots (25 km/h)
Capacity: 610

Vauban was 10,660 GRT, 511 feet (156 m) long, 60 feet (18 m) wide and had a service speed of 13.5 knots (25 km/h) delivered by steam quadruple expansion engines with twin screws. It could carry 610 passengers.[3]


  1. "Launch-Irish". The Marine Engineer and Naval Architect. XXXIV: 284. 1912. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  2. "USS Vauban in the Great War - The Wartime Memories Project -".
  3. Miller, William H. (2016). The Ships of Ellis Island. Amberley Publishing. p. 124. ISBN 978-1-44565-163-7.
  4. "Vauban".
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