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Name of Ship Picture Description
SS Ancona wpe14.jpg (8495 bytes) Italia, 1908-1915
SS Caledonia (#1)     There were five ships with the Anchor line with the name of "Caledonia".  The first, which was built in 1840, wrecked in 1851 near Havana.   
SS Caledonia (#2)     The second, which was built in 1862, ran aground in Dec. 1862, was refloated, then wrecked in 1872. 
SS Caledonia (#3)     The third, which was built in 1863 by Tod & MacGregor, was scrapped in 1898.  There was accommodation for 40-1st, 90-2nd and 300-3rd class passengers. Launched on 29/10/1863, she sailed from Glasgow on her maiden voyage to Portland and New York on 11/12/1863. Between 1863 - 1872 she sailed between Glasgow and New York except for a single round voyage in Feb 1870 Glasgow - Palermo - New York and Glasgow. In 1872 she was rebuilt to 2,125 gross tons, fitted with compound engines and her accommodation increased to 60-1st and 550-3rd class. On 10/7/1872 she resumed Glasgow - Moville - New York sailings and in August 1874 commenced her first Glasgow - Genoa - Naples - New York - Glasgow voyage. She made two round voyages on this service and in March 1875 made a single Glasgow - Liverpool - Bombay voyage. From 1875-80 she was used for the Glasgow - Mediterranean - New York - Glasgow service, 1880-81 London - Halifax - Boston (8 round voyages), 1881-84 Glasgow - Mediterranean - New York - Glasgow, 1884-86 London - Halifax - Boston (11 round voyages), 1886-96 Glasgow - Mediterranean - New York - Glasgow. On 6/5/1896 she left Genoa on her last voyage to Naples, New York (arr 19/6/1896), and Glasgow and on 23/4/1897 was sold and scrapped in Italy.
SS Caledonia (#4) SSCaledonia.jpg (17370 bytes) The fourth, which was built in 1904 was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean on Dec. 4, 1916.
SS Caledonia (#5)        The fifth was built in 1925, was converted to an armed merchant ship in 1939 and renamed the Scotstoun. It was torpedoed and sunk in the North Atlantic on June 13, 1940.
Spartan Prince     Does anyone have a picture of the Spartan Prince (the Prince Line)?  Dolores
SS Trojan Prince Does anyone know where I can find, on the web, a picture of the SS Trojan Prince? I have a few sites saved in my favorites, but can't seem to find a picture....  Jennifer Petrino
 

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