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SS Romanic (1898) of the White Star Line, 1903.

SS Romanic (1898) of the White Star Line, 1903. GGA Image ID # 1e57507633

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Romanic (1898) White Star Line

Built by Harland & Wolff, Ltd., Belfast, Ireland. Tonnage: 11,394. Dimensions: 550' x 59'. Twin-screw, 16 knots. Triple expansion engines. Two masts and one funnel. First voyage as Romanic: Liverpool-Boston, November 19, 1903. She was later shifted to Mediterranean-New York service. Renamed: Scandinavian (1912). Fate: Scrapped in 1923. Previous Ownership: Ex-New England of the Dominion Line, Transferred to White Star Line in 1903.

 

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Passenger Lists

 

Front Cover, White Star Line SS Romanic First Class Passenger List - 4 October 1908.

 

1908-10-04 RMS Romanic Passenger List

First Class Passenger List for the SS Romanic of the White Star Line, Departing 4 October 1908 from Genoa to Boston via Naples, Almeria, and Azores, Commanded by Captain R. Lobez, Lt. R.N.R.

 

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Brochures

 

Front Cover, 1907 White Star Line Brochure Covering Their Fleet, History, Accommodations, and Services.

 

1907 - White Star Line Fleet, History, and Services

Excellent brochure from the White Star Line covering all three classes of services at the height of the transatlantic immigrant trade. Profusely illustrated with many photographs of the ships and accommodations. Featured Ships: Arabic, Athenic, Baltic, Canopic, Cedric, Celtic, Corinthic, Cretic, Cymric, Ionic, Majestic, Oceanic, Republic, Romanic, Runic, and Teutonic.

 

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Excerpts from Information for Passengers

 

Meals will be served in the Saloon, as under :

  • Breakfast : 8.00 to 10.00 A.M
  • Luncheon : 1 00 P.M
  • Dinner : 7 00 P.M

The Bar opens at 8:00 am, and closes at 11,30 pm

Lights are extinguished in the Saloon at 11:00 pm, and Smoking Room at Midnight.

Divine Service in the Saloon on Sunday at 10.30 A. M.

Please apply to the Second Steward for Seating accommodation at Table. Children are not entitled to seats in the Saloon unless full fare is paid.

The Surgeon is authorized to make customary charges, subject to the approval of the Commander, for treating any Passengers at their request for any illness not originating on board the ship. In the case of sickness developed on board no charge will be made and medicine will be provided free in all circusmtances.

Cablegrams and Telegrams should be handed to the Saloon Steward at least an hour before arrival at any port of call.

The Saloon and Library Stewards will supply Stamps, Telegraph Forms, Books of Reference and Railway Time Tables of the leading Companies.

Questions relating to Baggage should be referred to the Second Steward who is the Ship' s Baggage Master. Trunks, or Chairs which Passengers may desire to leave in charge of the Company, should be appropriately labeled and handed to the Baggage Master at the different ports and such articles will be stored entirely at owner's risk. It is necessary for Passengers themselves to see all their Baggage is passed by the U. S. Customs Authorities on landing.

Deck Chairs can be hired at a charge of One Dollar each for the voyage.

Passengers are requested to ask for a Receipt on the Company' s Form, for any additional Passage Money, Chair Hire, or Freight paid on board.

Currency Exchange: For the convenience of Passengers the Purser is prepared to exchange a limited amount of Italian, French and American Money and he will allow at the rate of 5 Dollars to Lit. 26.25 or Francs 26.25 when giving American for Italian or French money and Lit. 25.25 or Francs 25.25 to 5 dollars when giving Italian or French for American money.

Passengers' Addresses may be left with the Saloon Steward, in order that any letters sent to the care of the Company may be forwarded.

Valuables. — The White Star Line has provided a safe in the office of the Purser in which Passengers may deposit money jewels, or ornaments, for safe keeping. The Company will not be liable to Passengers for the loss of money, jewels, or ornaments by theft or otherwise, not so deposited :

Travellers' Cheques, payable in all parts of Europe, can be purchased at all the principal offices of the White Star Line. These Cheques are accepted on board White Star Line steamers in payment of accounts, but the Pursers do not carry funds to enable them to cash same.

Landing Arnangements at Boston.

Should the steamer arrive at the Boston Wharf after 8:00 pm , Passengers have the option of remaining on board overnight and landing after breakfast on the following morning.

Source: SS Romanic Passenger List - 4 October 1908

 

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Photographs

 

First Class Dining Saloon on the RMS Romanic.

First Class Dining Saloon on the RMS Romanic. GGA Image ID # 123ef4df41

 

First Class Library on the RMS Romanic.

First Class Library on the RMS Romanic. GGA Image ID # 123f30b458

 

Promenade Deck First Class Stateroom on the RMS Romanic.

Promenade Deck First Class Stateroom on the RMS Romanic. GGA Image ID # 123f526d89

 

Second Class Stateroom on the RMS Romanic.

Second Class Stateroom on the RMS Romanic. GGA Image ID # 1240620c46

 

Second Class Dining Saloon on the RMS Romanic.

Second Class Dining Saloon on the RMS Romanic. GGA Image ID # 1240aa473c

 

Third Class Promenade Deck on the RMS Romanic.

Third Class Promenade Deck on the RMS Romanic. GGA Image ID # 124279c287

 

First Class Dining Room on the SS Romanic.

First Class Dining Room on the SS Romanic. White Star Line Services Brochure, 1907. GGA Image ID # 144c0dac18

 

First Class Library on the SS Romanic.

First Class Library on the SS Romanic. White Star Line Services Brochure, 1907. GGA Image ID # 144c546c0e

 

Promenade Deck Stateroom on the SS Romanic and SS Canopic.

Promenade Deck Stateroom on the SS Romanic and SS Canopic. White Star Line Services Brochure, 1907. GGA Image ID # 144c745222

 

Second Class Two-Berth Stateroom on the SS Romanic.

Second Class Two-Berth Stateroom on the SS Romanic. White Star Line Services Brochure, 1907. GGA Image ID # 144d944314

 

Second Class Dining Saloon on the SS Romanic.

Second Class Dining Saloon on the SS Romanic. White Star Line Services Brochure, 1907. GGA Image ID # 144da519df

 

Third Class Promenade Deck on the RMS Romanic.

Third Class Promenade Deck on the RMS Romanic. White Star Line Services Brochure, 1907. GGA Image ID # 144e5ff7cf

 

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Sailing Schedules

 

Sailing Schedule, Liverpool-Queenstown (Cobh)-New York, Liverpool-Queenstown (Cobh)-Boston, and Boston-Mediterranean Service, from 18 June 1904 to 8 October 1904.

Sailing Schedule, Liverpool-Queenstown (Cobh)-New York, Liverpool-Queenstown (Cobh)-Boston, and Boston-Mediterranean Service, from 18 June 1904 to 8 October 1904. Ships Included the Arabic, Baltic, Canopic, Cedric, Celtic, Cretic, Cymric, Majestic, Oceanic, Republic, Romanic, and Teutonic. RMS Celtic Passenger List, 19 August 1904. GGA Image ID # 1e4efde338

 

Sailing Schedule, Mediterranean Service, from 18 June 1904 to 24 April 1905.

Sailing Schedule, Mediterranean Service, from 18 June 1904 to 24 April 1905. Ships Included the Canopic, Cretic, Republic, and Romanic. RMS Celtic Passenger List, 19 August 1904. GGA Image ID # 1e4ec10103. Click to View Larger Image.

 

White Star Line American and Colonial Services. Proposed Sailings from 22 August 1905 to 28 October 1905.

White Star Line American and Colonial Services. Proposed Sailings from 22 August 1905 to 28 October 1905. Ships Include the Arabic, Baltic, Canopic, Cedric, Celtic, Cretic, Cymric, Majestic, Oceanic, Republic, Romanic, and Teutonic. MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE—The "Arabic" sails from New York on Feb. 8th, 1906, for an extended Cruise to the Mediterranean under charter to Mr. F. C. Clark and will call at Madeira, Cadiz, Gibraltar, Algiers, Malta, Athens (Phaleron Bay), Constantinople, Smyrna. Haifa, Jaffa, Alexandria, Naples, and Villefranche, returning thence via Liverpool to New York, particulars on application to any of the Company's offices. RMS Majestic Passenger List, 30 August 1905. GGA Image ID # 1dd41e606f

 

White Star Line Mediterranean Service from 6 July 1905 to 16 April 1906.

White Star Line Mediterranean Service from 6 July 1905 to 16 April 1906. Ships Include the Canopic, Celtic, Cretic, Republic, and Romanic. Ports Include New York, Boston, Azores, Gibraltar, Algiers, Naples, Genoa, and Alexandria. Will Call at Palermo and Almeria on some voyages. RMS Majestic Passenger List, 30 August 1905. GGA Image ID # 1dd4405a37. Click to View Larger Image.

 

American and Colonial Services, Sailing Schedule, Liverpool-Queenstown (Cobh)-Boston, Liverpool-Queenstown (Cobh)-New York, and New York-Boston-Mediterranean, from 21 August 1906 to 28 October 1906.

American and Colonial Services, Sailing Schedule, Liverpool-Queenstown (Cobh)-Boston, Liverpool-Queenstown (Cobh)-New York, and New York-Boston-Mediterranean, from 21 August 1906 to 28 October 1906. Ships Included the Arabic, Baltic, Canopic, Cedric, Celtic, Cretic, Cymric, Majestic, Oceanic, Republic, Romanic, and Teutonic. MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE,—The "Arabic" sails from New York about February 7th, 1907, for an extended Cruise to the Mediterranean under charter to Mr. F. C. Clark, and will call at Madeira, Cadiz, Gibraltar, Algiers, Malta, Athens (Phaleron Bay), Constantinople, Smyrna, Caifa, Jaffa, Alexandria, Naples, and Villefranche, returning thence via Liverpool to New York. RMS Cymric Passenger List, 7 September 1906. GGA Image ID # 1e550c39be

 

Sailing Schedule, Mediterranean Service, from 21 June 1906 to 22 April 1907.

Sailing Schedule, Mediterranean Service, from 21 June 1906 to 22 April 1907. Ships Included the Canopic, Cedric, Celtic, Cretic, Republic, and Romanic. RMS Cymric Passenger List, 7 September 1906. GGA Image ID # 1e553239da

 

White Star Line Mediterranean Service from 16 March 1907 to 25 December 1907.

White Star Line Mediterranean Service from 16 March 1907 to 25 December 1907. Ships Included the Canopic, Cretic, Republic, and Romanic. White Star Line Services Insert, 1907. GGA Image ID # 1e1b66c7da. Click to View Larger Image.

 

Sailing Schedule, White Star Line Mediterranean Service, from 20 June 1907 to 14 April 1908.

Sailing Schedule, White Star Line Mediterranean Service, from 20 June 1907 to 14 April 1908. Ships Included the Canopic, Cedric, Cretic, Republic, and Romanic. RMS Republic Passenger List, 14 August 1907. GGA Image ID # 1e589e36b2. Click to View Larger Image.

 

Sailing Schedule, White Star Line Mediterranean Service, from 3 July 1908 to 27 April 1909.

Sailing Schedule, White Star Line Mediterranean Service, from 3 July 1908 to 27 April 1909. Ships Included the Canopic, Cedric, Celtic, Cretic, Republic, and Romanic. SS Romanic Passenger List, 4 October 1908. GGA Image ID # 1e56fb9a46. Click to View Larger Image.

 

 

SS Romanic Passenger List, 4 October 1908. GGA Image ID #

 

SS Romanic Passenger List, 4 October 1908. GGA Image ID #

 

 

Sailing Schedule, White Star Line Mediterranean Service, from 29 April 1909 to 7 February 1910.

Sailing Schedule, White Star Line Mediterranean Service, from 29 April 1909 to 7 February 1910. Ships Included the Canopic, Cedric, Cretic, Finland, and Romanic. RMS Arabic Passenger List, 11 June 1909. GGA Image ID # 1e4aacab90. Click to View Larger Image.

 

Sailing Schedule, White Star Line Mediterranean Service, from 25 June 1910 to 8 February 1911.

Sailing Schedule, White Star Line Mediterranean Service, from 25 June 1910 to 8 February 1911. Ships Included the Canopic, Cedric, Cretic, and Romanic. RMS Cymric Passenger List, 26 July 1910. GGA Image ID # 1e5678a916. Click to View Larger Image.

 

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Services

 

White Star Line Services to the United States, August 1905.

White Star Line Services to the United States, August 1905. RMS Majestic Passenger List, 30 August 1905. GGA Image ID # 1ea4dec5e3

We have pleasure in calling attention to the services maintained by the White Star Line to the United States, in addition to the regular sailings between LIVERPOOL and NEW YORK, viz.:—

  • LIVERPOOL and BOSTON (Calling at Queenstown),
  • ALSO, BETWEEN NEW YORK & BOSTON & MEDITERRANEAN PORTS,

These Services are conducted by modern Twin- Screw Steamers:—

  • ARABIC 15,801 Tons
  • CYMRIC 13,096 Tons
  • REPUBLIC 15,378 Tons
  • CANOPIC 12,096 Tons
  • CRETIC 13.500 Tons
  • ROMANIC 11.400 Tons

which are among the largest, fastest, and finest steamers in the Mediterranean Service. They regularly sail throughout the year to and from Liverpool and Boston (calling at Queenstown), or to and from New York or Boston and Mediterranean Ports.

See the annexed sailing schedules giving the departures as at present arranged.

The attention of Passengers holding return tickets by the White Star Line is especially drawn to the choice of the route thus offered, return tickets being available for their total value towards passage by any of the White Star Services.

Facilities will be offered for booking by the most attractive routes across the Continent between the various ports of call in the Mediterranean and Liverpool, which will thus enable passengers to book the round trip from New York or Boston via the Mediterranean, returning from Liverpool or vice versa.

ISMAY, IMRIE &. CO.
Liverpool, August 1905.

 

 

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Changes under the Morgan Combine - 1903

The long-continued rumors oí impending changes in the composite companies oí the Morgan Shipping Combine seem to resolve themselves into this, that the managers of the White Star Line have taken over the whole Dominion Line service, thus extending the sphere oí the White Star flag.

The service between Boston and the Mediterranean during the winter will be by the new s.s. Columbus, together with the Commonwealth and Sew England. These vessels, on transfer to the White Star Line, are re-named Republic, Canopic, and Romanic, respectively.

The Columbus (or Republic) is a twin-screw steamer oí 15.378 tons gross register, with engines capable oí maintaining a speed of 15 1/2 knots, and with passenger accommodation for 280 first class, 250 second class, besides a large number of third, class.

The Canopic and Romanic are on similar lines, oí slightly less tonnage, with the same speed, and arranged to accommodate nearly the same number oí passengers.

The Liverpool and Boston service will be maintained during the winter by the Cymric, hitherto engaged in the White Star Liverpool and New York Friday service, and the Mayflower, which has been renamed the Crelic. The Cymric and the Cretic are both twin-screw steamers of over 13,000 tons gross register, with a speed of about 15 knots per hour.

"Shipbuilding News: Changes Under the Morgan Combine," in Page's Magazine: An Illustred Technical Monthly, dealing with the Engineering, Electrical, Shipbuilding, Iron and Steel Mining and Allied Industries, London: Clun House, Vol. III, No. 5, November 1903, p. 455.

 

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