RMS Afric
SS Afric Leaving Melbourne by Charles Dixon
Afric Leaving Melbourne -- White Star Line Official Card
Built: 1899, Harland & Wolff, Belfast    
Yard No: 322
Funnels: 1   Masts: 4
Tonnage: 11,816 GRT
Dimensions: 173.7 x 19.3 m / 570 x 63.3 ft
Engines: Quadruple Expansion by builders
Twin Screw; 5,000 IHP; 13.5 kn.
Hull: Steel, 3 Decks, 7 Holds, 21 Derricks, Fcsle 55ft, Bridge 107ft, Poop 57ft
Coal: 3,000 tons at 80 tons per day;   Cargo: 12,500 carcasses
Passengers: 350-Cabin Class
Crew: Not Listed
The Afric was launched on November 16, 1898, delivered February 2, 1899 and made her maiden voyage on February 8, 1899 on the Liverpool to New York run. After her maiden voyage she returned to Harland & Wolff  for re-construction. Her tonnage changed to 11,948 GRT. On September 9, 1899 the Afric made her first voyage on the Liverpool to Sydney route. She also carried troops for the Boer War. On February 12, 1917 the Afric was torpedoed 12 nautical miles south west of Eddystone by the German submarine C-66, and sank. 22 dead.
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