S.S Nomadic, Belfast

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S.S Nomadic, Belfast

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 SS Nomadic is a former tender of the White Star Line, launched on 25 April 1911 in Belfast now on display in Belfast's Titanic Quarter. She was built in Belfast to transfer passengers and mail to and from RMS Olympic and RMS Titanic, and is the only White Star Line vessel in existence today. The Nomadic took 179 days to build and, at 233ft and 6 inches, is exactly ¼ size of RMS Titanic. She could carry up to 1,000 passengers when fully loaded.

In April 1912, the Nomadic completed her most famous assignment by transferring 274 excited passengers from the docks of Cherbourg out to the RMS Titanic for its’ maiden voyage. 

S.S Nomadic was active for over 50 years, serving as an auxiliary minesweeper and patrol boat in WWI, helping to evacuate Cherbourg in WWII and serving several ocean liners until it’s retirement in 1968. It then acted as a floating restaurant on the Seine in Paris from 1974 until 1999. It was eventually brought back ‘home’ to Belfast in January 2006 after being bought for £250,001 and then restored in the same Harland and Wolff yard it was built in almost 100 years earlier, where it now resides as a popular tourist attraction.