SS Vedic

SS Vedic

SS Vedic -- Official White Star Line Card

Built: 1918, Harland & Wolff, Belfast.  
Funnels: 1   Masts: 2
Tonnage: 9,332 GRT
Dimensions: 140.4 x 17.8 m / 460.6 x 58.4 ft
Engines: 4 Steam Turbines, double reduction geared by builders.
Twin Screw;  6,000 IHP;  14 kn.
Hull: Steel, 3 Decks, fcsle-53ft, bridge-130ft, poop-53ft.
Passengers: 1,250-3rd Class.
Crew: Not Listed.

The Vedic was launched on December 18, 1917 and delivered July 10, 1918. She made her maiden voyage on July 11, 1918 from Belfast to Boston via Clyde, but from then on she was taken over as troopship. She made her first voyage for White Star on the Glasgow to Boston route on December 28, 1918. In September 1919 she was used for the repatriation of British Troops from Russia. On September 19 she ran aground on the Orkneys, but was safely refloated. In 1920 she was refitted at Middlesbrough, and then put on the Canadian emigrant trade with a passenger accommodation of 1,250-3rd Class. In 1925 she was refitted for Australian migrant service but was used largely on the Salvation Army Charter. In 1934 the Vedic was sold and broken up at Rosyth, Firth of Forth.

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