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Photographs of Officers and Crew, and S.S. Corsican circa 1908 Allan Line

From the 1908 very rare Allan Line Steamship Brochure of Second Cabin Accommodations, here are photographs of the Captain, Officers and Crew of the Corsican along with a photograph of the ship itself.

New Twin Screw S. S. " Corsican " At Sea.

New Twin Screw S. S. " Corsican " At Sea.

Captain, Officers and Crew of the Twin Screw S.S. Corsican

Captain, Officers and Crew of the Twin Screw S.S. Corsican

The Corsican was put into operation in 1907 transatlantic liners of the British-Canadian shipping company Allan Line, which was used in passenger and cargo traffic between Canada and the UK. On 21 May 1923, the Corsican was at Cape Race on the coast of Newfoundland (Canada) on a rock and sank. All 437 people on board were rescued.

The ship S.S. Corsican of the Allan Line

The 11,419-ton steamship Corsican was built at the shipyard Barclay Curle in Glasgow District Whiteinch. She was the identical sister ship of Grampian and the Hesperian, both of which were built by Alexander Stephen and Sons and also somewhat over 10,000 GRT. These three steamers were the hitherto largest vessels in the history of the Allan Line.

The 152.48 m long and 18.62 meters wide passenger and cargo ship had a chimney, two masts and two propellers and was powered by two triple expansion steam engines, which contributed 917 nominal horsepower and enabled a top speed of 16 knots.

The passenger accommodations were designed for 208 passengers of the First, 298 Second and 1000 Third Class. The dining room of the first class was at the front end of the bridge deck and had large, square windows on three sides to let in as much natural light.

In addition, the traveler stood a decorated with silk panels music room and a smoking room with a large skylight made of teak on the promenade deck. The Corsican was equipped with electricity, a ventilation system for fresh air supply and a Marconi radio for wireless telegraphy. To rescue equipment were 16 lifeboats and ten fold folding boats.

After launching on 29 April 1907, the Corsican ran on 11 July 1907 in Liverpool on her maiden voyage to Quebec and Montreal from. 1908, the ship was chartered to the Canadian Pacific Railway, for it reversed in the coming years on the same route.

On 12 August 1912, the Corsican collided at Belle Isle with an iceberg and was slightly damaged. In January 1914, she completed her last voyage from Liverpool to Saint John in the service of Canadian Pacific.

From 18 April 1914, she drove from Glasgow to Quebec and Montreal, and in August of the same year they performed first troops sailing from Southampton to Le Havre. From September 1914, the Corsican troops for trips from Alexandria to Bombay was used. In 1917 she was re-transferred to the Canadian Pacific Railway, which had the Allan Line now been adopted.

On August 24, 1918, the Corsican launched its service on the route London-Quebec-Montreal and from 30 January 1919 she returned to the route Liverpool-Saint John. On 16 November 1922, the Corsican was renamed Marvale and passenger capacity was reduced to the third grade. On April 26, 1923, she ran for the last time from Glasgow and Belfast to Quebec and Montreal.

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