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Title S.S. Scotia (Screw Steamer). Rigging
Date 1861-1862
Document Type Ship Plan
Library / Archive National Museums Liverpool: Maritime Archives & Library
Biographical Note / History The Scotia was launched for the Cunard Steam Ship Company on 25 June 1861. She was originally planned as a sister ship for the Company's Persia but ended up as a larger version, with an extra deck and many safety improvements. On completion she was the second largest ship in the world. She made her maiden voyage from Liverpool to New York in May 1862. She had a distinguished career winning the Blue Riband with a Queenstown crossing of 14.46 knots in July 1863 and carrying notable passengers including the family of United States President Theodore Roosevelt. She was wrecked off Guam in March 1904.
Theme(s) Ships and Shipping Lines
Country (from) Great Britain
Country (to) United States of America
Ports Liverpool, England; New York City, United States
Ships SS Scotia
Scale 1/8 inch = 1 foot. Original plan: 101 x 51cm
Shipping Company Cunard Steam Ship Company
Shipwright Robert Napier & Sons, Glasgow
Dimensions 379.4 ft long; 3,871 tons; 575 passenger capacity – 275 cabin, 300 2nd class
Keywords shipping, Cunard Line, shipwreck
Language English
Copyright National Museums Liverpool: Maritime Archives & Library