Georgic (II) Fact File

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Georgic (II)

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

Ship Details


Vessel Type: Passenger and cargo ship

Official No: 162365

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

Yard No: 896

Laid down: 30 November 1929

Launched: 12 November 1931

Handed over: 10 June 1932

Port & Date of Registry: Liverpool, 9 June 1932

Managing Owner & Address: Arthur Belcher Cauty, 30 James Street, Liverpool


Number of Decks: 4

Number of Masts: 2

Rigged: Fore and aft schooner

Stern: Cruiser

Build: Clencher

Framework & Description of Vessel: Steel

Number of Bulkheads: 12

Number of water ballast tanks: 15


Length: 683.58 ft

Breadth: 82.4 ft

Depth: 53.42 ft

Gross Registered Tonnage: 27,759.26


Engine Builder: Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast

Engine Type: 2 X vertical reciprocating internal combustion

Cylinders: 20 X 840 millimetres (30 7/16 inches)

Stroke: 1,600 millimetres (63 inches)

Nominal Horse Power: 4,240


Description: Single ended donkey

Number: 2

Iron or Steel: Steel, wrought iron tubes

Pressure when loaded: 150 lbs

Screw: Twin

Speed: 18 knots

Signal Letters: L. H. R. F.


The motor-vessel Georgic was the last White Star liner designed and constructed for the Company. Laid down on the same berth in Harland & Wolff’s North Yard as her older sister Britannic (Yard No. 807), the order to proceed with her construction in October 1929, at the time, went someway towards compensating Harland & Wolff for the delay and ultimately the cancellation in the construction of Oceanic (Yard No. 844) designed as a rival to Cunard's Queen Mary. In 1934 Cunard and White Star amalgamated and the relationship between White Star and Harland & Wolff ended after almost 65 years; in future all new orders by the combined Company went to other shipbuilding yards.

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