TITANIC-TITANIC.com | S.S. Ionic II
- Builder: Harland and Wolff
- Yard No.: 346
- Launched: 1902
- Maiden Voyage: 1903 London - Wellington
- Gross Tonnage: 12,352 tons
- Length: 500.3ft
- Beam: 63.3ft
- Decks: 4 including refrigerated holds.
- Funnels: 1
- Masts: 4
- Propellers: 2
- Engines: 2 x four cylinder quadruple expansion
- Boilers: 6
- Speed: 14 knots
- Port of Registry: Liverpool
- Carrying Capacity: 121 first class, 117 second class, 450 steerage
- Sister Ships: Athenic, Corinthic
Ionic II's maiden voyage began on the 16th, January, 1903 between London and Wellington.
During August, 1914, Ionic II was taken over as a New Zealand Expedition Force troopship.
On the 31st December, 1915, Ionic II was incredibly lucky to be missed by a torpedo in the Mediterranean.
Between 1917 and 1919, Ionic II was controlled under the Liner Requisition Scheme, resuming normal commercial service on the 31st January, 1919.
In 1927, Ionic II came to the rescue of the Grand Banks fishing vessel, Daisy.
In 1929, Ionic II's accommodations were converted to cabin and third class.
On the 9th September, 1936, Ionic II made her 79th, and final voyage to New Zealand, and back to Avonmouth.
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