Gallic I

  • Builder: John Scott & Co., Kinghorn, Fife
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  • Gross Tonnage: 461 tons
  • Length: 150ft.
  • Beam: 28.2 ft.
  • Decks: 1
  • Funnels: 1
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  • Paddles: 2
  • Engines: 2 x 2 cylinder compound
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  • Port of Registry: Liverpool
  • Carrying Capacity: 1,200 passengers
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Built as the Birkenhead by John Scott & Co. of Fife in 1894, she operated as a ferry around Liverpool until 1907, when she was purchased by the White Star Line.

Renamed Gallic I, she served at Cherbourg as a tender for vessels calling there for five years, until she was superceded by Nomadic II and Traffic II which were needed to cope with the Olympic-class liners.

Gallic I operated occasionally as a baggage vessel at Liverpool until laid-up in 1912, and the following year, Gallic I was broken-up at Liverpool.