GOTH was built in 1893 by Harland & Wolff with a tonnage of 4738grt, a length of 400ft 5in, a beam of 47ft 2in and a service speed of 11.5 knots.

Sister of the Gaul she was deployed on the Intermediate service.

Transferred to Union-Castle on the merger in 1900 she was then used as a Boer War troopship until 1902 when she returned to commercial service.

In October 1910 she joined Guelph on the Round Africa service and in 1913 was sold to Royal Mail S.P. Co. after being replaced by the Carisbrooke Castle.

As the Cobequid she was given a black hull and operated on the Canada - Bermuda - West Indies route.

On 13th January 1915 she was wrecked on the Trinity Ledge in the Bay of Fundy without loss of life whilst inbound on her first voyage to St. John.

A Group of Stewards

Life after Union-Castle Line

As Cobequid

Service in The Boer War - 1899 to 1902

Regiment

Sailed

Arrived

Manchester Regiment - 1st Battalion

24 August at Gibraltar

15 September at Cape Town then Durban

Master

From

To

T J Bremner

6/1893

4/1898

J W Hague

1/1898

3/1898

N R Neilson

5/1898

9/1899

J E Travers

3/1900

6/1901

N R Neilson

6/1901

4/1906

J E Travers

8/1906

11/1908

J H Kerbey

11/1908

12/1908

J George

12/1908

5/1910

L A Millard

6/1910

12/1910

Laid up

1/1911

5/1911

S H Owen

6/1911

9/1911

Laid up

11/1911

4/1912

S H Owen

5/1912

9/1913

C Imlah

7/1912

8/1912

Vessel

Built

Tonnage

Official No

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type

HP

Screws

Goth

1893

4738

98866

Harland & Wolff

Belfast

Harland & Wolff

Belfast

2 x Triple Expansion Steam

324 NHP

2200 IHP

2

Career Summary

Goth

NCJM

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