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Title T.S.S. Royal George (Twin Screw Steamer). Rigging
Date 1907
Document Type Ship Plan
Reference B/CUN/8/1907.1/1/1
Library / Archive National Museums Liverpool: Maritime Archives & Library
Biographical Note / History Built originally as Heliopolis for the British owned Egyptian Mail Company, she became the first ship to deliver Spanish migrants from mainland Spain to Hawaii. Following this she was then used on the Marseilles to Alexandria service, but when this service was found to be unprofitable, she was offered up for sale. In 1910 she was purchased by Canadian Northern Steamships of Toronto, refitted for Atlantic service and renamed Royal George. Her first service under this new name was Avonmouth to Quebec to Montreal which commenced 26 May 1910. In 1914, after sailing from Gaspe Bay to Plymouth with part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, she was taken over as a British troop ship, continuing as such for the rest of the First World War. On 10 February 1919 she resumed her passenger voyages, first from Liverpool to Halifax to New York and then from Southampton to Halifax to New York. She was later used as an emigrant depot at Cherbourg and then scrapped at Wilhelmshaven in 1922.
Theme(s) Ships and Shipping Lines
Country (from) Spain; France
Country (to) United States of America; Egypt
Places Hawaii, United States; Quebec, Canada
Ports Marsailles, France; Alexandria, Egypt; Avonmouth, Plymouth, Liverpool, Southampton, England; Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; New York City, United States
Ships TSS Royal George
Scale 1/8 inch = 1 foot. Original plan: 186 x 67cm
Shipping Company Cunard Steamship Company
Shipwright Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Glasgow
Dimensions 260 ft long; 11,146 tons; 525.8 ft long; 60.6 ft beam; 1,154 passenger capacity
Keywords shipping, Egyptian Mail Company, emigration, Canadian Northern Steamship Company, First World War
Language English
Copyright National Museums Liverpool: Maritime Archives & Library