Celtic (II) Fact File

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Celtic (II) Fact File

Owner: Oceanic Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. (White Star Line)

Ship Details


Vessel Type: Passenger and cargo ship

Official No: 113476

Builder: Harland & Wolff Ltd, Queen's Island, Belfast

Yard No: 335

Laid down: 22 March 1899

Launched: 4 April 1901

Handed over: 11 July 1901

Port & Date of Registry: Liverpool, 3 July 1901

Managing Owner & Address: Harold Arthur Sanderson, 30 James Street, Liverpool


Number of Decks: 4

Number of Masts: 4

Rigged: Schooner

Stern: Elliptical

Build: Clencher

Framework & Description of Vessel: Steel

Number of Bulkheads: 10

Number of water ballast tanks: 16


Length: 680.9 feet

Breadth: 75.35 feet

Depth: 44.15 feet

Gross Registered Tonnage: 20,902.07 tons


Engine Builder: Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast

Engine Type: 2 X inverted direct acting quadruple expansion surface condensing

Cylinders: 2 X 33; 2 X 47½; 2 X 68½; 2 X 98 inches

Stroke: 63 inches

Nominal Horse Power: 2,295


Description: Cylindrical multi-tubular

Number: 8 double ended

Iron or Steel: Steel

Pressure when loaded: 210 lbs

Screw: Twin

Speed: 16 knots

Signal Letters: S. M. B. F.


For Celtic's construction hydraulic riveting was adopted wherever possible for the keel, double bottom, hull and stringers, and altogether 167,095 1½ inch rivets were driven in this way.

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