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RMS Corsican Collection

Corsican (1907) Allan Line

Built by Barclay, Curie & Co., Ltd., Glasgow, Scotland. Tonnage: 11,419. Dimensions: 499' x 500'. Twin-screw, 16 knots. Triple expansion engines. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Front Cover, SS Corsican Passenger List - 24 June 1922

1922-06-24 SS Corsican Passenger List

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





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


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


Front Cover, The Shipbuilder - Distinguished Liners 1907 - 1914 v2


The Shipbuilder - Distinguished Liners 1907 - 1914 v2

Reprinted from The Shipbuilder Magazine, the Distinguised Liners Covered in This Volume Include: Principessa Jolanda, Corsican, Heliopolis, Asturias, City of Paris, Grampian, President Grant, Oceania, Hesperian, Martha Washington, Afrique, Waratah, Morea, Vasari, Orsova, Otway, Osterley, Otranto, Orvieto, Franconia, Laconia, Kaiser Franz Josef I, Vandyck, Medina, Orama, Arlanza, Vestris, Vauban, Pastores, Appam, Niagara, Kristianiafjord, Bergensfjord, Congress, Gablonz, Marienbad, Empress Ekaterina II, Gelria, Tubantia, Columbus, Alsatian, Britannic, Calgarian, Cap Polonio, William O'Swaldt, City of Exeter, Aquitania, Imperator, Vaterland, Alcantara, Statendam, Cap Trafalgar, Bismarck.



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