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Dominion Line / Liverpool and Mississippi Steamship Company / Mississippi and Dominion Steamship Company

The Liverpool and Mississippi Steamship Company was founded in 1870. In 1872, the name was changed to Mississippi and Dominion Steamship Company. Originally it was to sail from Liverpool to New Orleans via Bordeaux, Lisbon and Havana. Later a route from Liverpool to Quebec and Montreal was added in the summer. The New Orleans route was abandoned and the Line continued the Canada route and added a Portland, Maine route in the winter. Later a Bristol to Montreal route was also added. All but the Vancouver carried livestock.

In the early 1890s the Dominion Line was in financial trouble and on 12th Dec,1894 the business was sold to Richards, Mills & Co., Liverpool who were owners of the British & North Atlantic S.N. Co. and it's fleet of five cargo steamers - NORSEMAN (1), ROMAN, OTTOMAN, ANGLOMAN (1) and CAMBROMAN which had been running between Liverpool and Boston under Warren Line management. From 1894 the B & NA and Dominion Line were combined.

In 1902 the International Mercantile Marine Company was formed and acquired the shares of Frederick Leyland & Co, Dominion Line, American Line, Atlantic Transport Line, Red Star Line and White Star Lines. Much re-allocation of routes and ships took place within the group. Dominion Line's passenger services ceased in 1914 and in 1921 the remaining Dominion ships were transferred to Leyland Line ownership but continued Dominion services under the name White Star - Dominion Line Joint Service. This name disappeared in 1926 to be replaced by White Star Line (Canadian Sevices).

Many thanks to Ted Finch for his assistance in collecting this data. The following list was extracted from various sources. This is not an all inclusive list but should only be used as a guide. If you would like to know more about a vessel, visit the Ship Descriptions (onsite) or Immigrant Ship web site.

Routes:

  • 1870-1914 Liverpool - New Orleans (cargo)
  • 1872-1926 Liverpool - Queenstown (Cobh) - Quebec - Montreal.
  • 1872-1926 Liverpool / Bristol (Avonmouth) - Halifax - Portland (Maine) / Philadelphia.
  • 1885-1888 Bristol (Avonmouth) - New Orleans (cargo)
  • 1886-1896 Liverpool - Belfast / Londonderry - Quebec - Montreal
  • 1888-1914 Liverpool - Cobh - Baltimore (winter service)
  • 1896-1929 Liverpool - Boston
  • 1902-1910 Boston - Mediterranean (winter service)

Funnel:
Red with white band and black top.

Fleet:

Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Angloman 1892 1896 transferred from British & North Atlantic S.N. Co., 1896 wrecked Anglesey. 4,892
Bavaria 1857 1876 purchased from Hamburg America Line, 1877 destroyed by fire at sea, no lives lost 2,405
Belgian   see Missouri  
Borussia 1854 1877 purchased from Hamburg America Line, 1879 abandoned at sea, 165 lives lost 2,131
British Prince 1882 1895 chartered from British Shipowners Ltd. for one voyage. 3,871
Brooklyn 1869 ex- City of Brooklyn, 1878 purchased from Inman Line, rebuilt to 4215 tons, renamed Brooklyn, 1885 wrecked Anticosti Island 2,911
Californian 1901 1902 chartered from Leyland Line for 5 voyages 6,223
Cambroman 1892 1899 transferred from British & North American S.N. Co., 1910 scrapped 4,920
Canada 1896 1914-1918 troopship, 1926 scrapped Italy. 8,806
City of Dublin   see Quebec  
Colonian 1901 1902 chartered from Leyland Line for 8 voyages. 6,440
Columbus 1903 after 2 voyages sold to White Star Line, renamed Republic. 15,378
Commonwealth 1900 1903 sold to White Star Line renamed Canopic. 12,097
Cornishman 1891 ex- Nomadic, 1903 purchased from White Star Line, 1904 renamed Cornishman, 1921 transferred to Leyland Line. 5,749
Crescent City 1870 1871 wrecked Galley Head, Ireland on maiden voyage. 2,017
Derbyshire 1897 1899 chartered from Bibby Line for 4 voyages 6,636
Dominion (1) 1874 1895 sold to E. Thirkell, Liverpool. 3,176
Dominion (2) 1894 ex- Prussia, 1898 purchased from Hamburg America Line renamed Dominion, 1914-1918 requisitioned as store and supply ship, 1919 converted to cargo ship, 1922 scrapped. 6,618
Englishman 1891 ex- Sandusky, 1899 purchased from Union Line renamed Englishman, 1916 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic; loss os 10 lives. 5,257
Hamilton 1869 ex- Nevada, 1893 purchased from Guion Line renamed Hamilton, 1896 scrapped. 3,617
Haverford 1901 1908 chartered from American Line for 2 voyages 11,635
Irishman (1) 1898 ex- Monmouth, 1898 purchased from Elder Dempster & Co renamed Irishman, 1903 transferred to National Line renamed Michigan. 8,001
Irishman (2) 1899 ex- Michigan, 1904 purchased from Atlantic Transport Line renamed Irishman, 1924 scrapped. 9,510
Kensington 1894 1903 - 1908 chartered from American Line. 8,669
Labrador 1891 1899 wrecked Skerryvore, no lives lost. 4,737
Lord Clive 1871 1872 - 1873 chartered from Papayanni Line. 3,386
Manxman 1888 ex- Cufic, 1902 purchased from White Star Line renamed Manxman, 1919 sold to Universal Transport Co, New York, sank in Atlantic; loss of 45 lives. 4,639
Mayflower 1902 ex- Hanoverian, 1903 transferred from Leyland Line for seven round voyages renamed Mayflower, 1903 sold to White Star Line renamed Cretic. 13,507
Memphis 1872 1879 wrecked near Corunna, Spain. 2,485
Merion 1902 1903 chartered from American Line for 11 voyages. 11,621
Mississippi 1872 1888 sold to Sicilia SS Co renamed Sicilia, 1893 chartered by Dominion for 4 voyages, 1895 wrecked Cornwall. 2,159
Missouri 1855 ex- Belgian, 1872 purchased from Allan Line, 1873 renamed Missouri, 1873 wrecked Bahamas. 2,259
Montreal 1879 1889 wrecked Belle Isle, no lives lost. 3,308
Neera 1858 1873 chartered from Moss Line for 2 voyages. 2,167
Nevada   see Hamilton  
New England 1898 1903 sold to White Star Line renamed Romanic. 11,394
Nomadic   see Cornishman  
Norseman (1) 1882 1894 transferred from British & North Atlantic S.N. Co., 1899 scrapped after stranding at Marblehead, Mass. 4,450
Norseman (2) 1897 ex- Brasilia, 1900 purchased from Hamburg America Line renamed Norseman, 1910-1914 chartered to Aberdeen Line, 1916 torpedoed and sunk in Mudros Harbour. 9,545
Ontario 1874 1896 scrapped. 3,175
Oregon 1883 1896 sold to Furness, Withy & Co. 3,672
Ottawa (1) 1880 21 Nov 1880 wrecked Cape La Roche on maiden voyage no lives lost 3,712
Ottawa (2) 1875 ex- Germanic, transferred from White Star Line renamed Ottawa, 1910 sold to Turkey renamed Gul Djemal 5,071
Ottoman 1890 1896 transferred from British & North Atlantic S.N. Co., 1911 scrapped. 4,843
Palestine 1858 1873 chartered from Cunard for 4 voyages 2,867
Quebec 1864 ex- City of Dublin, 1874 purchased from Inman Line renamed Quebec, 1888 sold to Bossiere Freres & Cie, France renamed Nautique 2,138
Regina 1918 cargo ship, 1922 rebuilt as passenger ship, 1929 sold to Red Star Line renamed Westernland. 16,313
Rimouski 1918 1927 transferred to Leyland Line renamed Bostonian 9,281
Roman 1884 1895 transferred from British & North Atlantic S.N. Co., 1910 scrapped. 4,572
St. Louis 1872 1882 sold to T. Baker & Son, Cardiff. 1,827
Sarnia 1882 1896 sold to Furness, Withy & Co 3,728
Scotsman 1895 1899 wrecked Belle Isle; loss of 13 lives. 6,041
Sicilia   1893 see Mississippi 1872.  
Southwark 1893 1903 - 1911 chartered from American Line. 8,607
Tauric   see Welshman  
Teutonia 1856 1877 purchased from Hamburg America Line, 1882 sold to Francesca Costa, Italy renamed Regina 2,693
Texas 1872 May 1894 wrecked near Cape Race. 2,372
Toronto 1879 1894 sold to Lavarello, Genoa, renamed Pina. 2,583
Turcoman 1892 ex- Lord Erne, 1899 purchased from Irish Shipowners Ltd renamed Turcoman, 1921 sold to Leyland Line, 1926 scrapped. 5,610
Vancouver (1) 1883 sold on stocks to Inman Line, never ran for Dominion see City of Chicago, Inman Line 5,202
Vancouver (2) 1884 1910 scrapped. 5,141
Vicksburg 1872 1875 sank after colliding with an iceberg off Newfoundland; loss of 47 lives. 2,484
Welshman 1891 ex- Tauric, 1903 purchased from White Star Line, 1904 renamed Welshman, 1921 transferred to Leyland Line. 5,728
Yorkshire 1889 1898 chartered from Bibby Line for 5 voyages 4,269

Fares for 1890-91 Season

fares 1890-1991

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