Steamship MONGOLIAN, built for the Allan Line by D & W Henderson Ltd, Glasgow, and launched on 13 November 1890. 4,838 tons; 121,91 x 13,77 meters (400 x 45.2 feet, length x beam); straight bow, 1 funnel, 2 masts; steel construction, screw propulsion, service speed 13 knots; accommodation for 100 1st-, 80 2nd-, and 1,000 3rd-class passengers. 12 February 1891, maiden voyage, Liverpool-Halifax-Portland. 23 April 1891, first voyage, Liverpool-Quebec-Montreal. 14 May 1897, first voyage, Glasgow-New York. 1900, Boer War transport. 13 April 1905, last voyage, Glasgow-Liverpool-Halifax-New York. 20 May 1905, first voyage, Glasgow-Quebec-Montreal. December 1907, first voyage, Glasgow-St. John's, Newfoundland- Philadelphia. 30 December 1914, last voyage, Glasgow-St.John, New Brunswick-Halifax-Glasgow. 1915, sold to the British Admiralty. 21 July 1918, torpedoed and sunk near Filey Brig, Yorkshire (36 lives lost) [Noel Reginald Pixell Bonsor, North Atlantic Seaway; An Illustrated History of the Passenger Services Linking the Old World with the New (2nd ed.; Jersey, Channel Islands: Brookside Publications), vol. 1 (1975),p. 317]. Pictured in Michael J. Anuta, Ships of Our Ancestors (Menominee, MI: Ships of Our Ancestors, 1983),p. 206, courtesy of the Peabody Essex Museum. Posted to the Emigration-Ships Mailing List by Michael Palmer - 16 September 1997]