She was broken up in 1880. Between 6 and 16 August the following year, Baltic made a record passage from Liverpool to New York of 9 days, 19 hours and 26 minutes at an average speed of 12.91 knots, beating the record of 12.46 knots set the previous year by her sister ship Pacific and thus winning the coveted Blue Riband for fastest transatlantic passage. Steam was supplied by four vertical tubular boilers with a double row of furnaces, designed by the Line's chief engineer, John Faron.[6]. Join us! [2], In 1847, the U.S. Congress granted a large subsidy to the New York and Liverpool United States Mail Steamship Company for the establishment of an American steam packet service to compete with Britain's Cunard Line. SS Baltic was a wooden-hulled sidewheel steamer built in 1850 for transatlantic service with the American Collins Line. RMS Baltic was the second ship of that name belonging to the White Star Line. In 1851 and 1854 she set a record for the fastest steamship in Atlantic. BALTIC IMPORTER (1953-1969) - United Baltic Corp. Ltd., London SILVER SWAN (1969-1970) - Goodwind Shipping Co. Ltd., Mogadishu/Somalia SOUTHERN DRAGON (1970-1971) - Ankan Shippingg Co. Ltd., Mogadish/Somalia With the coming of oceangoing steamships however, the U.S. lost its dominance as British steamship companies, particularly the government-subsidized Cunard Line, established regular and reliable steam packet services between the U.S. and Britain. The captain also communicated with the engine room by means of a mechanical signalling device. More Maps by legoalexander. Designed to outclass their chief rivals from the British-owned Cunard Line, Baltic and her three sister ships—Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic—were the largest, fastest and most luxurious transatlantic steamships of their day. Cassier's magazine (1904) (14768498112).jpg 2,992 × 1,816; 1.83 MB Media in category "Baltic (ship, 1904)" The following 10 files are in this category, out of 10 total. Her details were - length 709.2ft x beam 75.6ft, two funnels, four masts, twin screw and a speed of 17 knots. Less than a year after entering service, Baltic captured the coveted Blue Riband in 1851 for fastest transatlantic crossing by a steamship. R.N.R., Retd.) The Fleets. The largest ship in the world until 1901. … At 23,876 gross tons, she was the largest ship in the world until 1905. [14] To make matters worse, Congress rescinded its generous subsidy to the Line in 1857, reducing it from $33,000 per voyage back to the original $19,250. MS Baltic Star is a cruise ship owned by Rederi Hotell Fartyget BJ AB that was operated on services between Stockholm, Sweden and Helsinki, Turku and most recently Mariehamn on the Åland Islands (Finland). While this machinery would prove capable of outperforming the opposition, the downside was economy of operation. Roll Random Map! Class of Passengers: First Class and Tourist Third Cabin; Date of Departure: 18 May 1929; Route: Liverpool to New York via Queenstown (Cobh) Commander: Captain G. E. Warner, R.D. [8][18], After the war, Baltic and Atlantic were both purchased by Ruger Brothers & Associates, whose directors included William H. Webb and E. W. Barstow, to operate for the newly established North American Lloyd Line. Baltic was one of the first four ships ordered by White Star from shipbuilders Harland and Wolff after Thomas Ismay bought the company, and the third of the ships to be delivered. On 13th March 1907 a coal barge sunk off New Jersey City, after Baltic had, in fog, collided with it. Baltic was one of the first four ships ordered by White Star from shipbuilders Harland and Wolff after Thomas Ismay bought the company, and the third of the ships to be delivered. This cabin also housed the helmsman, with whom the captain communicated by a bell signal. 1920s cargo ship SS. Designed to outclass their chief rivals from the British -owned Cunard Line, Baltic and her three sister ships— Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic —were the largest, fastest and most luxurious transatlantic steamships of their day. Titanic (on 14 April 1912): “Greek steamer Athenia reports passing icebergs and large quantities of field ice today in latitude 41° 51′ N, longitude 49° 52′ W. Wish you and Titanic all success. The Lloyd Line proved unprofitable and was quickly withdrawn, and Baltic subsequently made five round voyages between New York, Southampton and Bremen for the New York and Bremen Steamship Company, the first of which commenced on 21 February 1867 and the last of which began on 21 October. Designed to outclass their chief rivals from the British-owned Cunard Line, Baltic and her three sister ships—Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic—were the largest, fastest and most luxurious transatlantic steamships of their day. SS Baltic was an ocean liner owned and operated by the White Star Line.The Baltic was one of the first four ships ordered by White Star from shipbuilders Harland and Wolff after Thomas Ismay had bought the company, and the third of the ships to be delivered.. The ship served this route during the summer along with aging ships RMS Cedric, RMS Baltic, and RMS Adriatic, and proved to be the company's most profitable ship. An etching of the Baltic rescuing those from the Assyria was used by the team at Titanic: Honor and Glory as a stand-in for the RMS Atlantic in a documentary about the Atlantic. Baltic and Atlantic continued to service this route until March 1860 when they were again laid up, as the company had been unsuccessful in its bid to secure a mail subsidy from the government. SS Baltic was a wooden sidewheel steamer built in 1850 for transatlantic service with the American Collins Line. [13], On 27 September 1854, Baltic's sister ship Arctic suffered a collision with the French screw-steamer Vesta, and sank with heavy loss of life. The story, “The Mightiest Ship” below details below these port concerns. Baltic was one of the first four ships ordered by White Star from shipbuilders Harland and Wolff after Thomas Ismay bought the company, and the third of the ships to be delivered. Baltic was one of the first four ships ordered by White Star from shipbuilders Harland and Wolff after Thomas Ismay bought the company, and the third of the ships to be delivered. [4], Baltic's 282-foot wooden hull was built from yellow pine, with keel and frames of white oak and chestnut. Model : Canon EOS 1100D Exposure : 1/1250, 4.5 ISO : 200, f.length:70mm Just like Titanic on her maiden voyage, Baltic was under the command of Captain EJ Smith. There was accommodation for 425-1st, 450-2nd and 2,000-3rd class passengers. Used as Civil War hospital transport ship. Contents. All the berths were spacious and included two washbasins and a sofa in addition to the beds, which were finished in satinwood and draped with damask curtains. [12], In 1853, Baltic's mizzen (third) mast was removed. SS Baltic (1871) (14773373512) (cropped).jpg 1,064 × 409; 80 KB [8][17], With the outbreak of the American Civil War in April 1861, Baltic and Atlantic were both leased by the U.S. government for use as transports at a rate of $1,500 per day. Information. She set a new record again in 1854, and was to remain the fastest steamship on the Atlantic for almost five years. Listing Includes Date Voyage Began, Steamship Line, Vessel, Passenger Class and Route. This list may not reflect recent changes ... SS Baltic (1871) RMS Baltic (1903) SS Bardic; SS Belgic (1873) SS Belgic (1885) Big Four-class ocean liners; SS Bovic; HMHS Britannic; SS Britannic (1874) MV Britannic (1929) C. [8], As the chief advantage of the Collins Line over its competitor the Cunard Line was speed, it was considered imperative to make every effort to ensure this advantage was maintained regardless of cost. The running gear was designed in such a way that if one engine failed, the remaining engine could continue to supply power to both paddlewheels. The saloons were richly carpeted, furnished with variegated Italian marble tables and superior quality furniture, and finished in a combination of woods, including rose, satin and olive. Each saloon was illuminated by several large-diameter ventilated columns of patterned glass which stretched from the floor to a skylight in the spar deck above, while stained glass windows in the stern provided additional light. [8] This was to be the final transatlantic crossing made by a Collins Line ship. Mirrors around the walls enhanced the effect of spaciousness. >> Steamships arranged by shipping line >> Sailing ships >> Historic Documents & passenger lists >> The Voyage >> Ports - harbors >> Yards & Construction >> Miscellaneous >> Pioneers & Settlements Images added during the last 14 days You can add images of ships and other related motives by using the "Upload Image" link within the appropriate category. The third of these ships, RMS Baltic (II), was launched on 21st November 1903. From 28 June to July 7, 1854, Baltic set a new Blue Riband record with a passage from Liverpool to New York of 9 days, 16 hours and 52 minutes at an average speed of 13.04 knots. The vessel is en route to the port of Vaasa, sailing at a speed of 9.3 knots and expected to arrive there on Dec 15, 16:30.. SS Baltic was a wooden-hulled sidewheel steamer built in 1850 for transatlantic service with the American Collins Line. [6][7], Like her sister ships, Baltic was initially designed to accommodate 200 first-class passengers[8] in about 150 separate berths, including several large "honeymoon" berths. Launched 21 November 1903, Baltic made her maiden voyage, Liverpool-NY, on 29 June 1904. A ladies' drawing-room was also provided. On 6 February 1898, Veendam hit a derelict ship and sank, with all on board saved. The current position of BALTIC MERCHANT is at Baltic Sea (coordinates 64.21596 N / 22.06412 E) reported 1 min ago by AIS. In 1851 and 1854 she set a record for the fastest steamship in Atlantic. RMS Baltic Passenger Lists. Ships aren’t meant to sink, but sometimes you have to wonder what miraculous forces kept a vessel afloat. Please Login to add a comment! SS Baltic was an ocean liner owned and operated by the White Star Line. In spite of these record-breaking achievements however, her Collins Line owners continued to lose money, and were eventually bankrupted in 1858. On 1 April 1858, the assets of the financially troubled company were seized, and Baltic and Atlantic were sold to a creditor for the sum of $50,000. After the Collins Line went bankrupt in 1858 SS Baltic operated along the East Coast of the US. (Morrison, p. 412). Like her three sister ships, Baltic had straight stems, a single smokestack, three square-rigged masts for auxiliary power, and a flat main deck with two single-story cabins, one fore and one aft. At 23,876 tons, she was the largest ship in the world at that time and she could accommodate 425 first class, 450 second and 2,000 third, with a crew of 560. Pages in category "Ships of the White Star Line" The following 91 pages are in this category, out of 91 total. Description of the steamship Baltic published in connection with the Mediterranean cruise in 1924 (Clark's 21st cruise): THE WHITE STAR LINER "BALTIC" The "Baltic" is one of the largest and finest vessels in the regular North Atlantic passenger trade between New York and Liverpool, being exceeded in size by only one vessel in that trade. United Baltic Corporation. For several decades prior to the 1840s, American sailing ships had dominated the transatlantic routes between Europe and the United States. Media in category "Baltic (ship, 1871)" The following 3 files are in this category, out of 3 total. Ships similar to or like SS Baltic (1871) RMS Oceanic (1899) Transatlantic ocean liner built for the White Star Line. [16], Combined cost of the four Collins steamers was $2,944,000. The engines produced about 500 horsepower each and delivered a speed of between 12 and 13 knots. Unlike most major ocean liners prior The Collins Line ships were specifically designed to be larger and faster, and to offer a greater degree of passenger comfort, than their Cunard Line counterparts. [7][11], For all the attention devoted to passenger comforts, the directors of the Collins Line well understood that the success of their venture depended primarily upon speed. SS Baltic was a wooden-hulled sidewheel steamer built in 1850 for transatlantic service with the American Collins Line. Since the first two ships cost about $700,000, it is assumed the second two, including. [7][10], On the main deck above, the foredeck cabin included the officers' quarters, a first-class kitchen complete with French maitré de cuisine, and, in another innovation, a barber's shop, with patented adjustable chair. Fuel consumption for Baltic reached between 75 and 85 tons of coal per day, more than twice as much as the 35 to 45 tons a day for her Cunard Line competitors. Loss of these two ships—which some blamed upon the Line's emphasis on speed—caused serious financial harm to the company and also damaged its reputation. SS Baltic was an ocean liner owned and operated by the White Star Line. Two innovations were also introduced—a bell-rope system for summoning the steward, and steam heating. [15], On 3 February 1858, Baltic began her last crossing on the Liverpool-New York route, arriving at her destination on the 18th. Formed in 1919 by an equal partnership between Andrew Weir & Co. () and East Asiatic Co., Copenhagen to operate passenger and cargo services from Poland and the Baltic States to London (East India Docks) where emigrants would disembark to trans-ship … SS Baltic was a wooden sidewheel steamer built in 1850 for transatlantic service with the American Collins Line. After a careful study of the powerplants of the Cunard Line, Baltic was fitted with a pair of 96-inch cylinder, 10-foot stroke side-lever engines built by the Allaire Iron Works of New York. Baltic began the first of two round voyages for the Lloyd Line between New York and Bremen, with a stopover at Southampton on 26 April 1866. [2] Design of the ships was entrusted to a noted New York naval architect, George Steers. They continued to operate in this role for the duration of the war, with the lease rate dropping to $1,200 in 1863 and $1,000 a day by 1865. Join Planet Minecraft! 1920s-cargo-ship-ww2-ss-baltic. For nearly four decades after it was abandoned, this 1,300-ton cargo ship sailed the Arctic without fuel or crew, until it disappeared just over fifty years ago, but some believe she is still out there drifting among the frozen icebergs. SS Baltic was an ocean liner owned and operated by the White Star Line. We're a community of creatives sharing everything Minecraft! Baltic was scrapped in 1880. Baltic remained the fastest ship on the Atlantic from her first record breaking run in August 1851 until April 1856, when the Cunard liner RMS Persia set a new record with an average speed of 13.11 knots.