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Mystic Seaport Num: 1958.931.17

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Steamship Line: White Star Line Built: Harland & Wolff, Belfast, Ireland Year Built: 1874
Routes: Liverpool-Queenstown-NY
Passengers:1st class: 220; 3rd class: 1,500
History:Laid down as HELLENIC, but launched as BRITANNIC. Nov. 1876-record voyage Queenstown-NY. May 19, 1887 collided with White Star CELTIC off Sandy Hook, both damaged. Last voyage August 1899. Boer War transport 1899. Scrapped 1903.
Machinery:Single-screw, 16 knots
Masts and funnels:4 masts, 2 funnels