SS Celtic (1872)

Celtic 1871

  • Arctic (1872 )
  • America ( 1893)

Company registration number: 65979

The Celtic ( I) was put into service a 1872 passenger ship in the British shipping company White Star Line, which was built for the transatlantic passenger service between Liverpool and New York. 1893 the ship was sold and in 1898 it was scrapped in France.

The ship

1869, Thomas Ismay, the former director of the British shipping company National Line, in Liverpool the new shipping company White Star Line. The goal was to beat in the field of transatlantic shipping between Britain and North America profit. For this reason, the four ships Oceanic (I), Baltic (I), Atlantic (1871 ) and Republic (I) were built at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Northern Ireland and put into service between June 1871 and February 1872.

They were the first ships of the thriving shipping company and proved to be so profitable that two additions were ordered. These two new ships were the Adriatic ( I) and the Celtic ( I). These two ocean liners were also built at Harland & Wolff. The Celtic was a 3,867 GRT large steamboat, was 133.26 meters long and 12.46 meters wide. It had a chimney, four masts, a screw and could reach as its predecessor at a speed of 14 knots. In the passenger quarters 166 passengers, First Class and 1,000 third-class passengers could be carried.

The ship was placed under the name Arctic keel, but left as a Celtic launched on 18 June 1872. On 24 October 1872, it was in Liverpool on her maiden voyage on Queenstown to New York. On 19 May 1887, collided at Sandy Hook with the Britannic; both ships were damaged. In 1891, the Second Class was introduced. On February 4, 1891, the Celtic ran to her last voyage from Liverpool via Queenstown to New York. On April 6, 1893 the ship was sold to the Danish Thingvalla Line and renamed in America. On May 27, 1893 ran to her first ride on the route Copenhagen - Christiania - Kristiansand New York.

On September 7, 1897, the boat for the last time on this route. Subsequently, the former Celtic was scrapped in Brest ( France).