RMS Corsican Archival Collection

 

RMS Corsican (1907) of the Allan Line.

RMS Corsican (1907) of the Allan Line. GGA Image ID # 2063c6a02e

 

 

Corsican (1907) Allan Line

Built by Barclay, Curie & Co., Ltd., Glasgow, Scotland. Tonnage: 11,419. Dimensions: 499' x 500'. Propulsion: Twin-screw, 16 knots. Triple expansion engines. Masts and Funnels: Two masts and one funnel. Passengers: 208 first, 250 second, 1,000 third. Maiden voyage: Liverpool-St. John, New Brunswick, November 1907. Ownership Change: Vessel was acquired by Canadian Pacific Line in 1917. Renamed: Marvale (1922). Similar ships: Grampian and Hesperian. Note: The Corsican was built to replace the Bavarian, which had been wrecked.

 

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Front Cover, SS Corsican Passenger List - 24 June 1922

1922-06-24 SS Corsican Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Canadian Pacific Line
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 24 June 1922
  • Route: Montreal to Glasgow
  • Commander: Captain W. Davidson

 

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GGA Image ID # 113d49c5e0

Allan Line - Second Cabin Accommodations - 1908

It is probably an unprecedented occurrence in the history of the Transatlantic Liner that three Steamers of 10,000 tons register or more, should be in course of construction at one time and placed in commission within six months of each other. Ships Covered: Corsican, Grampian, Ionian, Tunisian, Victorian, and Virginian.

 

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Second Cabin Landing Card - Canadian Port - Early 1900s

Landing Card - Canadian Port for U.S. Immigration Service - ca 1907

1900s Immigration Card, Second Cabin Passenger

Immigration card that dates from the early 1900s was provided to Second Cabin passenger John Grant, who arrived via a Canadian port on the SS Corsican of the Allan Line.

The second card is a U.S. Immigration Service Landing Card issued to Clara Gale on board the S.S. Corsican, presented to U.S. Immigration Officials before landing at Quebec. Undated, circa the early 1900s.

 

Steerage Passenger Inspection & Vaccination Card - Canadian Port of Entry - 1912

1912-06-27 Canadian Immigrant Inspection Card - Steerage Passenger

Canadian Immigrant Inspection Card issued in 1912 to a steerage passenger on board the Allan Line SS Corsican. Card provided essential information including name of immigrant, Steamship, port and date of departure. The card was intended to be kept by the immigrant for three years. It would be shown to government officials whenever required.

 

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Advertisement, Allan Royal Mail Line. Cunard Daily Bulletin, Ivernia Edition for 22 July 1908.

Advertisement, Allan Royal Mail Line. Ships Include the Victorian, Virginian, Tunisian, Corsican, Grampian, and Hesperian. Cunard Daily Bulletin, Ivernia Edition for 22 July 1908. GGA Image ID # 131f1a86b9

 

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Proposed Sailings, Liverpool-Quebec-Montreal Service from 7 September 1911 to 17 November 1911.

Proposed Sailings, Liverpool-Quebec-Montreal Service from 7 September 1911 to 17 November 1911. Ships Included the Corsican, Tunisian, Victorian, and Virginian. The Allan Line Steamers Sail from Montreal at Daylight or 9.00 A.M. Thus Giving Passengers an Opportunity to View the Noble St. Lawrence All the Way to the Sea. TSS Tunisian Passenger List, 22 September 1911. GGA Image ID # 1e0d11aed2

 

Sailing Schedule, Liverpool-Québec-Montréal, Glasgow-Québec-Montréal, Southampton-Québec-Montréal, Antwerp-Québec-Montréal, Le Havre-Québec-Montréal, Trieste-Québec-Montréal, and Naples-Québec-Montréal, from 6 September 1921 to 3 November 1921.

Sailing Schedule, Liverpool-Québec-Montréal, Glasgow-Québec-Montréal, Southampton-Québec-Montréal, Antwerp-Québec-Montréal, Le Havre-Québec-Montréal, Trieste-Québec-Montréal, and Naples-Québec-Montréal, from 6 September 1921 to 3 November 1921. Ships Included the Corsican, Empress of Britain, Empress of France, Melita, Metagama, Minnedosa, Montreal, Pretorian, Scandinavian, and Tunisian. SS Metagama Passenger List, 6 September 1921. GGA Image ID # 1ec0341981

 

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Front Cover, Distinguished Liners from The Shipbuilder - 1907-1914, Volume 2. Compiled and Edited, with a New Introduction by Mark D. Warren.

Distinguished Liners from The Shipbuilder - 1907-1914 Volume 2

Distinguished Liners, Volume 2 features 53 famous ships from 1907-1914. Read how the liners were constructed and launched. Lavishly illustrated, each carries many photographs, including the ships, their interiors, machinery, fittings, construction, and launching.

 

Front Cover, Great Passenger Ships of the World, Volume 1: 1858-1912 by Arnold Kludas, Translated from the German by Charles Hodges, 1975.

Great Passenger Ships of the World 1858-1912

This initial volume deals with Ships from 1858-1912, from the first passenger ship of over 10,000 GRT to be placed in service (the Great Eastern) to those unforgettable sister ships, the Olympic and Titanic — the first of more than 40,000 GRT.

 

Front Cover, Liverpool and the Mersey, Volume 1: Gladstone Dock and the Great Liners by Ken Longbottom, 1995.

Liverpool and the Mersey, Vol. 1: Gladstone Dock and the Great Liners

More than 190 rare archive photographs and maps, many never before published, recount the story of this most famous dock and the Great passenger Ships that were once a regular sight there.

 

Front Cover and Spine, Passenger Ships of the World, Past and Present by Eugene W. Smith, 1963.

Passenger Ships of the World - 1963

Passenger Ships of the World, 1963, represents an incredible resource covering passenger ships that are Trans-Atlantic, Trans-Pacific, Trans-Pacific via Panama Canal, Latin American, Africa and the Eastern Oceans, and California-Hawaii.

 

Front Cover, Ravenscrag: The Allan Royal Mail Line by Thomas E. Appleton, 1974.

Ravenscrag: The Allan Royal Mail Line

Ravenscrag is the story of the Allans and of the great line of sail and steamships which bore their name, dominating the Canadian Atlantic routes for more than a century and making a major contribution to Canadian history.

 

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