SS Virginian Archival Collection

Virginian (1905) Allan Line (British)

Built by Alexander Stephen & Sons, Ltd., Glasgow, Scotland. Tonnage: 10,754. Dimensions: 520' x 60' (540' o.l.). Triple-screw, 19 knots. Three steam turbines. Two masts and one funnel. Attained a speed of 19.8 knots during her trials. Nine boilers. Steam pressure of 180 lbs. per sq. in. Consumed about 2,500 tons of coal per voyage. Maiden voyage: Liverpool-Canada, April 6, 1905. Speed Records: She broke the Liverpool-Rimouski speed record, as she made it in 5 days, 20 hours, 40 minutes. She and her sister ship Victorian remained the fastest liners in the Canadian trade, until the new Canadian Pacific liners Empress of Britain and Empress of Ireland entered the service. Ownership Transfer: Ownership of the Virginian was transferred to Canadian Pacific Line in 1917. Renamed: (a) Drottningholm (1920), (b) Brasil (1948), (c) Homeland (1951). Fate: Scrapped in Italy, 1955. Sister ship: Victorian. Note: These popular ships were the first trans-Atlantic liners to be equipped with steam turbines.

 

Allan Line RMS Virginian Daily Bill of Fare Card, Second Cabin - 9 June 1906

RMS Virginian - 9 June 1906

Vintage Second Cabin Daily Bill of Fare Card from 9 June 1906 on board the RMS Virginian of the Allan Line featured Beefsteak and Onions for Breakfast, Roast Goose, Apple Sauce for Dinner, and Preserved Salmon for Tea.

 

Front Cover, Second Cabin Passenger Passenger List from the RMS Virginian - 1906-09-14.

1906-09-14 RMS Virginian Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Allan Line Royal Mail Steamers
  • Class of Passengers: Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 14 September 1906
  • Route: Liverpool to Quebec and Montreal
  • Commander: Captain A. H. Vipond

 

GGA Image ID # 113d49c5e0

1908 - Allan Line - Second Cabin Accommodations

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.

 

Passenger Manifest, Allan Line RMS Virginian 1911

1911-04-28 RMS Virginian Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Allan Line Royal Mail Steamers
  • Class of Passengers: Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 28 April 1911
  • Route: Liverpool to Quebec and Montreal
  • Commander: Captain J. T. Gambell

 

 

 

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

 

The Allan Line Turbine Steamship RMS Virginian Alongside the Liverpool Landing Stage, Waiting to Receive the Numerous Bags of Letters Which, In the Course of a Few Days, Will Reach All Parts of Canada.

The Allan Line Turbine Steamship RMS Virginian Alongside the Liverpool Landing Stage, Waiting to Receive the Numerous Bags of Letters Which, In the Course of a Few Days, Will Reach All Parts of Canada. The Syren and Shipping, 25 September 1907. GGA Image ID # 17b8335777

 

 

Front Cover, The First Great Ocean Liners in Photographs, 193 Views, 1897-1927.

 

The First Great Ocean Liners in Photographs - 1983

Sumptuous volume recalls the glorious early years of elegant transatlantic travel. Over 190 historic photographs depict exterior and interior views of 101 great ocean liners, including the Virginian, Imperator, Vaterland, Bismarck, Lusitania, Mauretania, Balmoral Castle, Titanic, Olympic, Aquitania and dozens more. Full captions.

 

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