Scotian-01

 Scotian-01

 

Official Number:                      129547  

Laid down:

Builder:                                   Harland & Wolff, Belfast

Launched:                               7 May 1898

Into Service:                            18 September 1914

Out of service:                         1917

Fate:                                       Scrapped  1927

 

Items of historic interest involving this ship: -

 

Background Data:  One of an additional group of ships requisitioned by the Admiralty during WW1 to augment the ships of the RFA

 

Career Data:

 

7 May 1898 launched by Harland & Wolff, Belfast as Yard Nr: 320 named STATENDAM for Holland America Line, Rotterdam

18 August 1898 completed with accommodation for 550 x 2nd Class and 1150 x 3rd Class passengers

24 August 1898 sailed on her maiden voyage Rotterdam – New York

19 September 1898 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard while on passage from New York to Rotterdam

2 January 1899 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard while on passage from New York to Rotterdam

17 August 1899 sailed Gravesend for Rotterdam

30 November 1899 arrived at Rotterdam from New York

18 June 1900 passed the Lloyds Signal station on St Catherines Point while on passage from New York to Boulogne and Rotterdam

27 August 1900 berthed at Rotterdam from New York

5 November 1900 passed the Lloyds Signal station on the Lizard while on passage from New York to Boulogne and Rotterdam

26 November 1900 berthed at New York from Rotterdam

25 January 1901 passed Beachy Head while on passage from Rotterdam to New York

22 January 1910 sailed on her final voyage on above route

23 March 1911 purchased by Allan Line, Glasgow and renamed SCOTIAN and her first voyage Glasgow to Halifax and Portland with 715 passengers. Captain Thomas Moar was her Master
 
7 May 1911 first voyage from Glagow to Quebec and Montreal with 489 passengers
 
25 August 1911 berthed at Glasgow from Montreal, Canada

18 November 1911 first voyage Glasgow to Boston, USA with 239 passengers

3 May 1912 sailed Glasgow for London

9 May 1912 first voyage London – Quebec - Montreal

3 June 1912 radioed she was 60 nmiles west of the Lizard when on passage from Montreal to Le Havre and London

18 September 1912 berthed at London from Montreal, Canada

6 December 1912 when on passage from London to Glasgow passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard sailing west

7 December 1912 arrived Glasgow

15 February 1913 sailed Glasgow to Maine with 229 passengers. Captain B Henry was the ship's Master

22 March 1913 sailed Glasgow to Londonderry and Boston with 1,098 passengers. Captain B Henry was the ship's Master

1 May 1913 sailed London to Quebec and Monreal with 1,012 passengers. Captain B Henry was the ship's Master

5 June 1913 sailed London to Quebec and Monreal with 1,073 passengers. Captain B Henry was the ship's Master

3 July 1913 berthed at London from Montreal, Canada with 243 passengers

10 July 1913 sailed London to Quebec and Monreal with 362 passengers. Captain B Henry was the ship's Master

13 August 1013 sailed London to Quebec and Monreal with 423 passengers. Captain B Henry was the ship's Master

21 November 1913 berthed at London from Montreal, Canada

January 1914 completed 1 round voyage Liverpool – St John N.B on charter to Canadian Pacific Railway Co

20 February 1914 berthed at Liverpool from St John, New Brunswick       

21 August 1914 final voyage London – Quebec - Montreal

18 September 1914 first voyage Liverpool – QuebecMontreal and eastbound was a Canadian Expeditionary Force transport.

28 September 1914 requisitioned by the Admiralty until 30 October 1914

31 October 1914 – 23 March 1915 acted as an accommodation ship to house German prisoners of war moored off Ryde, Isle of Wight, name unchanged
 
24 March 1915 redeployed as an Expeditionary Force Transport until 17 July 1916
 
18 November 1915 at Liverpool after a disturbance broke out on board an Armed Guard of 20 seamen, 6 marines and 1 Petty Officer were sent from the Armed Merchant Cruiser HMS ANDES to quell the trouble
 
30 May 1916 the ships Master - Captain Robert McKillop awarded a 'Mention' for his good services whilst employed on Transport duties at the Dardanelles. Published in the London Gazette of this day
 
7 August 1916 at Halifax N.S. the Officer of the Guard from HMS CARNARVON boarded
 
9 August 1916 sailed Halifax NS in a convoy with three other ships escorted by HMS CARNARVON
13 September 1916 while berthed at Princes Dock, Glasgow the stern was struck by the bow of HMS MANTUA while she was being warped across the dock
 
16 January 1917 berthed at Liverpool from St Johns, New Brunswick
 
HMS Mantua
HMS MANTUA
16 July 1917 became a unit in Canadian Pacific Ocean Services Ltd, a concern which was formed to manage the combined fleets of Allan Line and Canadian Pacific
 
8 March 1918 berthed at Liverpool from St John, New Brunswick

4 September 1918 first voyage Liverpool – New York

28 September 1918 while at sea the following US Soldier was discharged dead - Private Hugh C Fraser - he died from pneumonia

30 September 1918 while at sea the following US Soldier was discharged dead - Private Chester L Hanna - he died from influenza

1 October 1918 while at sea the following US Soldier was discharged dead - Private Paul L De With - he died from pneumonia

2 October 1918 while at sea the following US Soldier was discharged dead - Private David Harris - he died from pneumonia

3 October 1918 while at sea the following US Soldiers were discharged dead - Edgar J Norcross, Dock Pinseth, Charles Crocketh and William D Young - each died from pneumonia

4 October 1918 while at sea the following US Soldiers were discharged dead John Anderson, Ralph P Carpenter, Hammond Long, Daniel D Sanderson, Sandy Bellamy, Henry Dade, John Johnson, Robert G Durgin and Anthony J Chiofols - each died from pneumonia

5 October 1918 while at sea the following US Soldiers were discharged dead Shelley Brown, Andy Gordon, Charles F Miller, Will Prior and Thomas F Moulton - each died from pneumonia

6 October 1918 while at sea the following US Soldiers were discharged dead Will Johnson and Lowrey Davis - both died from pneumonia

5 November 1918 in a convoy with ten ships escorted by HMS Arlanza, USS St. Louis and two destroyers to New York

21 December 1918 berthed at Liverpool from St. John, New Brunswick

3 January 1919 first voyage Liverpool – St John N.B.

1919 accommodation altered to carry 304 x Cabin Class and 542 x 3rd Class passengers

19 August 1919 berthed at London fron Montreal, Canada

3 September 1919 sailed London for Quebec and Montreal, Canada

29 September 1919 berthed at Glasgow from Montreal, Canada

10 October 1919 sailed Glasgow for Quebec and Montreal, Canada

12 November 1919 first voyage Antwerp – Southampton – Quebec - Montreal

16 May 1920 resumed her owners London – Quebec – Montreal service

24 May 1920 berthed at London from Montreal, Canada

24 August 1920 berthed at London from Montreal, Canada

1921 – 1922 carried out 4 round voyages from the UK to Bombay for the British Government      

16 November 1922 renamed MARGLEN by her owners

15 May 1923 final North Atlantic voyage for her owners London – Le Havre – Southampton – Quebec – Montreal service

1923 – 1925 carried out 15 round voyages to Bombay for the British Government

11 April 1925 laid up at Southampton

30 December 1926 sold for scrap

10 January 1927 sailed Southampton for demolition by Ditta L Pittaluga at Genoa,

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