SS Medic (1899)
Postcard of SS Medic
|Owner:||White Star Line|
|Port of registry:||Liverpool|
|Builder:||Harland & Wolff, Belfast|
|Launched:||15 December 1898|
|In service:||August 1899|
|Out of service:||1927|
|Owner:||N. R. Bugge|
|Fate:||Sunk, 11 September 1942|
|General characteristics (as built)|
|Class & type:||Jubilee-class passenger-cargo ship|
|Length:||550 ft 2 in (167.69 m)|
|Beam:||63 ft 3 in (19.28 m)|
|Propulsion:||2 × 4-cylinder quadruple expansion steam engines, 2 shafts|
|Speed:||14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph)|
100,000 refrigerated carcasses
SS Medic was a steamship built by Harland and Wolff in Belfast for the White Star Line in 1899. Medic was one of five "Jubilee Class" ocean liners (the others being the Afric, Persic, Suevic and Runic) built specifically to service the Liverpool-Cape Town-Sydney route.
Medic, like her sisters, was a single-funnel liner which measured just under 12,000 tons and was configured to carry 320 steerage or third class passengers. Because these ships were launched in the last year of the 19th century, they were referred to as the "Jubilee Class".
After a long life with White Star she was sold in 1928, renamed Hektoria, and converted to a whale factory ship, before finally being sunk by the German U-boat German submarine U-608 on 11 September 1942 during World War II.
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