TITANIC-TITANIC.com | SS Persic
- Builder: Harland and Wolff
- Yard No.: 325
- Launched: 1899
- Maiden Voyage: 1899 Liverpool - Cape Town - Sydney
- Gross Tonnage: 11,973 tons
- Length: 550.2ft
- Beam: 63.3ft
- Decks: 3
- Funnels: 1
- Masts: 4
- Propellers: 2
- Engines: 2 x four cylinder quadruple expansion
- Boilers: 4 double ended + 1 single
- Speed: 14 knots
- Port of Registry: Liverpool
- Carrying Capacity: 320 passengers, 100,000 refrigerated carcasses
- Sister Ships: Afric, Medic, Runic II , Suevic (Jubilee Class Liners)
Launched on 7th September 1899, Persic's maiden voyage followed just three months later on December 7th, 1899 between her port of registry, Liverpool, and Cape Town - Sydney. On the voyage, she carried 500 troops to Cape Town, and whilst there, her rudder broke, meaning she was stranded until Harland and Wolff could despatch a new one. On her return she took home Austrailian casualties from the Boer War.
On 26th October, Persic rescued the crew of the Madura, a schooner which was wrecked by fire.
During World War 1, Persic, together with her sister ship Medic, operated under the Liner Requisition Scheme. It was during this time that she was torpedoed off Sicily by the German U-Boat UB-87, but luckily, she managed to limp back to port safely.
In 1926, Persic visited Govan shipyard for another refit, but during the refit, it became obvious that Persic's engines would need replacing, something that wasn't financially justifiable at that time, and she was laid-up after one final voyage, which departed on September 26th that year.
The following year, on 7th July, she was sold for £25,000 to the Dutch shipbreakers Hendrick ido Ambacht.
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