SS Cymric

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RMS Cymric at Liverpool.
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Name: SS Cymric
Owner: White Star Line
Builder: Harland and Wolff, Belfast
Launched: 12 October 1897
Maiden voyage: 11 February 1898
Fate: Torpedoed by German U-boat U-20 on 13 April 1916.
General characteristics
Tonnage: 12,552 gross register tons (GRT)
Length: 585 ft (178.308000 m)
Beam: 64 ft (19.507 m)
Speed: 15 knots
Capacity: 150 1st class passengers
1,160 3rd class passengers

SS Cymric was a steamship of the White Star Line built by Harland and Wolff in Belfast and launched on 12 October 1897. She departed Liverpool on her maiden voyage to New York on 11 February 1898.

During both the Boer War and the First World War she was pressed into service as a troop transport. On 8 May 1916 she was torpedoed three times by Walther Schwieger's U-20, which had sunk Lusitania a year earlier. The Cymric sank the next day with the loss of five lives, 140 miles northwest of Fastnet.

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