Category: SS Metagama (1914)

Categories: Ships by Name | 1910s Ships | Canadian Pacific Line | Immigrant Ships to Canada

1914 Nov. 19, launched, Atlantic Journey
1915 Mar. 26, maiden voyage Liverpool - St John
1921 Sailed August 2, 1921
1923 May 26, collided with the S/S Baron Vernon in the River Clyde
1924 June 19, Collided with the S/S Clara Camus off Cape Race
1934 Scrapped

Built by Barclay, Curle & Co., of Glasgow, Metagama was launched in 1914 and entered Canadian Pacific's North Atlantic service with a 26 March 1915 maiden voyage from Liverpool to St. John, New Brunswick. She and her sister, Missanabie, were among the first liners with cruiser sterns and were arranged from their inception in a cabin/third class configuration.

Unlike Missanabie, Metagama remained in CP's service during World War I, although she often carried Canadian troops in her third-class accommodations on eastbound crossings. She also served on the line's Glasgow-Canada service, and in May 1927, was placed on CP's Antwerp-Montréal route. By 1930 the Depression had so reduced transatlantic passenger loads that she was no longer needed and was laid up after 151 North Atlantic roundtrips. Metagama never sailed again, and was broken up in 1934. [1]

Person Profiles (3)

17 Oct 1900 Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire, Scotland - 01 Oct 1998
31 Dec 1892 Montreal, Quebec, Canada - 08 Mar 1956
20 Dec 1913 Red Burn, Henshaw, Northumberland, England - 26 Dec 2003

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