SS Canada Passenger Lists 1898-1925
Dominion Line SS Canada, 1896. GGA Image ID # 1d1d063e0c
Canada (1896) Dominion Line.
Built by Harland & Wolff, Ltd., Belfast, Ireland. Tonnage: 9,415. Dimensions: 500' x 58'. Single-screw, 15 knots. Two masts and one funnel. Scrapped in 1926. Note: Taken over and operated by the White Star Line during her later years.
All Digitized Passenger Lists For the SS Canada Available at the GG Archives. Listing Includes Date Voyage Began, Steamship Line, Vessel, Passenger Class and Route.
- Steamship Line: Dominion Line
- Class of Passengers: Saloon
- Date of Departure: 15 January 1898
- Route: Boston to Queenstown (Cobh) and Liverpool
- Commander: Captain Jas. McAuley
- Steamship Line: Fabre Line
- Class of Passengers: First Class
- Date of Departure: 16 April 1914
- Route: Special Winter Voyage from New York to the Mediterranean calling at Algiers, Naples, Villefranche and Marseilles
- Commander: Captain Victor Bouleuc
- Steamship Line: White Star-Dominion Line
- Class of Passengers: Cabin
- Date of Departure: 18 September 1925
- Route: Liverpool to Quebec and Montreal via Queenstown (Cobh)
- Commander: Captain T. Jones
Passenger Lists contained in the GG Archives collection represent the souvenir list provided to the passengers of each cabin class (and other classes). Many of these souvenir passenger lists have disappeared over the years. Our collection contains a sampling of what was originally produced and printed by the steamship lines.
Brief History of the SS Canada of the Dominion Line
The CANADA was an 8,806 gross ton ship built by Harland & Wolff, Belfast, in 1896 for the Dominion Line. Her details were - length 500.4 ft x beam 58.2 ft, one funnel, two masts, twin screw, and a speed of 15 knots.
There was accommodation for 200 First Class Passengers, 200 Second Class Passengers, and 800 Third class passengers. She was launched on 14 May 1896 and sailed from Liverpool on her maiden voyage to Quebec and Montreal on 1 October 1896.
After two round voyages, she was transferred on 23 December 1896 to the Liverpool-Boston service. From November 1899 to late 1902, she was used as a transport ship for the Boer War, and on 19 March 1903, she went on the Liverpool-Halifax-Boston run.
At this time, she was rebuilt to a tonnage of 9,413 tons, and on 22 April 1903, she resumed the Liverpool-Quebec-Montreal service. In November 1909, she was further altered to carry 463-second class and 755 third-class passengers.
On 22 August 1914, she commenced her last voyage from Liverpool to Quebec and Montreal. She was used on the return passage to carry part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force to Europe.
In 1914 she was used as an accommodation ship for German prisoners, and between 1915 - 1918 was used as a transport ship. In November 1918, she resumed the Liverpool-Portland service until 13 August 1926, when she commenced her last voyage from Liverpool to Quebec and Montreal. She was scrapped in Italy later in 1926.