White Star Line Routes & Livery

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White Star Line Livery

Funnel: Buff with black top.  (Oceanic called it cream)
Hull: Black with a yellow band. The position varied. 1872: Ships carried it at main deck level.  1915: It was placed one strake down.
Waterline: Red
Uppers: White.  Ventilators: White.  Inside of cowls: Red.  Most cargo ships had the bottom half of the houses chocolate brown.
Masts: Initially varnished brown but then funnel color. The crowsnest was always white. The exception was Georgic when she was owned by the Ministry of Transport.
Lifeboats: White
Night Lights: Two green lights together.

White Star Line Routes

(Except for war years)

(   ) = Occasional calls during the period

1871 - 1960: Liverpool-Queenstown/Cobh-New York-(Holyhead 1909/1910)--(Boston 1923)-Liverpool.
1871 - 1872: Liverpool-Suez Canal-Calcutta.
1872 - 1873: Liverpool-Bordeaux-Vigo-Lisbon-Rio de Janeiro-Montevideo-Buenos Aires-Valparaiso-Arica-Islay-Callao. (Monthly)
1874 - 1914: Liverpool-New York. (Cargo)
1875 - 1904: San Francisco-(Honolulu 1898)-Yokohama-(Kobe)-(Nagasaki)-(Shanghai)-Hong Kong-Manila. (1900)
1883 - 1926: London (Liverpool)-Plymouth-Teneriffe-Cape Town-Hobart-(Otago)-Port Chalmers-Lyttleton-Wellington-Canterbury-Napier-Cape Horn-Montevideo-Rio de Janeiro-Teneriffe-Plymouth-London.
(1920 - 1926: This service was routed via the Panama Canal.)
1888 - 1926: New York-England (Liverpool, Manchester, London) with livestock.
1898 - 1904: San Francisco-Honolulu-Yokohama-Hong Kong.
1899 - 1934: Liverpool-Cape Town (Fremantle)-(Albany)-Melbourne-Sydney-(Brisbane)-Durban-Liverpool.
1902 - 1924: Liverpool-Philadelphia-(Portland, Maine)-Boston (Sometimes Red Star only).
1903 - 1924: New York-Azores-Gibralter-(Palermo)-Naples-Genoa.
1907 - 1934: Southampton-Cherbourg-Queenstown-New York-(Plymouth 1909/1914)-Cherbourg-Southampton.
1909 - 1939: Liverpool-(Belfast)-(Clyde)-Quebec-Montreal (Summer).
                       Liverpool-(Belfast)-(Glasgow 1928)-Halifax (Winter).
1922 - 1926: Hamburg/Bremen-Le Havre-Quebec-Montreal. Halifax in winter.
1928 - 1930: Summer: London-Le Havre-Southampton-Quebec-Montreal.
1928 - 1931: Winter: London-Le Havre-Southampton-Halifax-New York.
1923 - 1930: Fortnightly: Liverpool-Cobh-Boston-New York.
1930 - 1934: Fortnightly: Liverpool-Cobh/Galway (alternatively)-Boston-New York.

*** Some of the terminating dates are approximate because services were often transferred with IMMC or allowed to fade without a clear cut cessation.

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