ss HELIOPOLIS

ss HELIOPOLIS
built by Fairfield Govan,
Yard No 449

Last Name: ROYAL GEORGE (1910)
Propulsion: Steam turbine
Launched: Tuesday, 28/05/1907
Built: 1907
Ship Type: Passenger Cargo Vessel
Tonnage: 11146 grt
Length: 525.8 feet
Breadth: 60.2 feet
Owner History:
Egyptian Mail Steamship Company
1910 Canadian Northern Steamships, Toronto
1916 Cunard Steam-Ship Co., Liverpool
Status: Arrived for Scrapping - 14/08/1922

Remarks: Scrapped in Germany
Previous update by Paul Strathdee
The following from www.shipslist.com: laid up in Marseilles in 1909 and offered for sale. In 1910 she was purchased by Canadian Northern Steamships of Toronto and renamed ROYAL GEORGE. Refitted for North Atlantic service, she commenced Avonmouth
Quebec
Montreal sailings on 26th May 1910. On 6th Nov.1912 she stranded near Quebec, was refloated and sailed for Halifax for further repairs on 12th Dec. and then proceeded to Liverpool. She resumed Avonmouth
Quebec
Montreal voyages on 17th Jun.1913. On 3rd Oct.1914 she sailed from Gaspe Bay for Plymouth with part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force and was then taken over as a British troopship. The fleet was purchased by Cunard SS Co in 1916, but the ROYAL GEORGE continued trooping for the rest of the war. She resumed passenger voyages on 10th Feb.1919 when she started the first of five Liverpool
Halifax
New York sailings and started her first Southampton
Halifax
New York voyage on 15th Aug.1919. Her ninth and last voyage on this service commenced 10th Jun.1920 and she was then used as an emigrant depot ship at Cherbourg
Broken up at Wilhelmshaven
Previous update by Bruce Biddulph

Last updated: by George Robinson from the original records by Stuart Cameron


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