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White Star Line (1628 words)
White Star also sailed to Japan and China.
1896 chartered to Spain, renamed Nuestra Senora De Guadeloupe, 1898 reverted to Cufic (White Star), 1901 sold to Dominion Line, renamed Manxman.
ex- Tannenfels (Hansa Line), 1914 taken over by German Navy but captured by Royal Navy in the Philippines and converted to Admiralty supply ship, renamed Basilan, 1915 ceded to Shipping Controller renamed Hunslet, 1917 White Star Line managers, later Union-Castle Mail SS Co. 1921 sold to Woermann Line renamed Waganda.
White Star Line (512 words)
From this point forward, the White Star Line would commission ships from their close partners, the Belfast shipbuilders of Harland and Wolff.
The appointment to the White Star Line in 1891 of Thomas Ismay's elder son, Joseph Bruce, pictured on the right, eventually led to a major decision about future shipbuilding practice for the White Star Line, the by now infamous 'comfort, rather than speed' policy.
Ismay were there for dinner with the Pirries, and once it was over, and the ladies had left the gentlemen to their business, Ismay and Pirrie began to discuss the design and construction of the Olympic-class liners.
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