SS Runic Archival Collection
Runic (1889) White Star Line
Built by Harland & Wolff, Ltd., Belfast, Ireland. Tonnage: 4,833. Dimensions: 430' x 45'. Propulsion: Single-screw, 13 knots. Triple expansion engines. Masts and Funnels: Four masts and one funnel. Type: Cargo-cattle vessel. Possibly carried third-class passengers. Renamed: (a) Tam pican (1895), (b) Imo (1913), (c) Guvernoren. Incidents: As lmo was in collision with French freighter Mont Blanc at Halifax, Nova Scotia, December 6, 1917. The Mont Blanc was being loaded with explosives at the time, and she exploded as the result of the collision, the explosion causing the following casualties: dead, 1,500; missing, 2,000; injured, 8,000; dwellings destroyed, 3,000; property loss, $30,000,000. Fate: The lmo, after having been driven ashore, was refloated, repaired, and returned to service. As Guvernoren she ran on the rocks when but 20 miles from her destination. Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, in 1921, and became a total loss. Sister ship: Cufie.
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.
Images of the SS Runic
SS Runic, Twin-Screw, 12,600 Tons. White Star Line Services Brochure, 1907. GGA Image ID # 144f86420b