The "Numidian" was a 4,836 gross ton ship, built by D&W Henderson Ltd, Glasgow in 1891 for the Allan Line. Her details were - length 400ft x beam 45.2ft, straight stem, one funnel, two masts, single screw and a speed of 13 knots. There was accommodation for 100-1st, 80-2nd and 1,000-3rd class passengers. Launched on 9/6/1891, she sailed on her maiden voyage from Liverpool to Quebec and Montreal on 20/8/1891. On 22/5/1903 she commenced her first Glasgow - New York voyage and started her last New York voyage on 28/9/1905, closing this service. She started her first Glasgow - Quebec - Montreal voyage on 21/4/1906 and between 1906 - 1914 sailed from Glasgow to Montreal, Boston or Philadelphia. In 1906 she had been downgraded to carry 2nd and 3rd class passengers only. Her last Glasgow - Halifax - Boston voyage commenced on 31/7/1914 and her last Glasgow - Quebec - Montreal - Glasgow on 24/10/1914 (arr.Glasgow 24/11/1914). She was then sold to the British Admiralty and sunk as a blockship. [North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P. Bonsor, vol.1, p.319] -
Citation: [Posted to The ShipsList by Ted Finch - 23 July 1998]