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S.S. Bardic

Launched December 19, 1918
8,010 tons
AKA War Priam, Hostilius


Built as the War Priam, this G type ship was delivered on March 13, 1919. She was built for the Shipping Controller and was purchased on delivery for the White Star Line and renamed Bardic. In the immediate post-war years the Atlantic Transport Line, which had lost much of its fleet, used ships from other units of the International Mercantile Marine Company or obtained through the U.S. Shipping Board. Among them was the Bardic.

The Bardic evidently came to grief because in December 1924 the Winter Exhibition of the Royal Society of Painters in Water Colours at 5a Pall Mall East included Mr. Henry Tuke's "Salving of the White Star ss Bardic," described by The Yachting World as "noticable for its tone and quality." In 1925 Bardic was transferred to the Aberdeen Line renamed Hostilius.

Sources: The Atlantic Transport Line, 1881-1931; The Ships List; http://www.falmouthmaritime.co.uk/id78.htm


For more information ...

Kinghorn "The Atlantic Transport Line 1881 - 1931" McFarland, 2011

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