RMMS Niagara Archival Collection


Niagara (1848) Cunard Line

Built by Robert Steele & Co., Greenock, Scotland. Tonnage: 1,825. Dimensions: 251'x 38'. Propulsion: Paddle-wheels, 10 knots. Side lever engines. Masts and Funnels: Three masts and one funnel. Design Notes: Wooden hull. Clipper bow. Passengers: 140 cabin. Maiden voyage: Liverpool-Halifax-Boston, May 20, 1848. Ownership Change: Vessel sold to Glasgow shipbuilders in 1866 and converted to sailing ship. Fate: Wrecked near South Stack, June 6, 1875, with no loss of life. Sister ships: America, Canada and Europa.


Niagara (1908) French Line.

Built by Ateliers & Chantiers de la Loire, St. Nazaire, France. Tonnage: 9,614. Dimensions: 485'x 56' (504' o.l.). Propulsion: Twin-screw, 14 1/2 knots. Triple expansion engines. Masts and Funnels: Two masts and one funnel. First Voyage: as Niagara Havre-New York, March 26, 1910. In various services. Fate: Scrapped at Dunkirk in 1931. Ex-Corse (1910).


Niagara (1913) Union Steamship Co. of New Zealand.

Built by John Brown & Co., Ltd., Clydebank, Glasgow. Tonnage: 13,413. Dimensions: 524' x 66'. Propulsion: Triple-screw, 18 knots. Masts and Funnels: Two masts and two funnels. Design Notes: The first ship with combination reciprocating engines and turbine to serve in the trans-Pacific trade. Held the honor for a number of years of being the largest passenger ship trading to Australia from North American Pacific ports. Services: Did not serve as a troopship in the First World War, as her need in maintaining the mail service in this particular trade was too great. Note: This liner was actually operated by the Canadian-Australasian Line, a subsidiary of the above company. Fate: During the Second World War, she struck a mine and sunk NW of North Island, New Zealand, on June 19, 1940.


Sailing Schedule, Vancouver-Victoria-Honolulu-Suva-Fiji-Auckland-Sydney, from 9 March 1927 to 17 Septmeber 1927.

Sailing Schedule, Vancouver-Victoria-Honolulu-Suva-Fiji-Auckland-Sydney, from 9 March 1927 to 17 Septmeber 1927. Ships included the Aorangi and Niagara. SS Montrose Cabin Passenger List, 18 February 1927. GGA Image ID # 212da1d24e


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