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SS Calgaric
Name: SS Calgaric (ex Orca)
Owner: White Star Line
Pacific Steam Navigation Company (Orca)
Port of registry: United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Builder: Harland and Wolff, Belfast
In service: 1918
Out of service: 1934
Identification: Official Number 140579
Code Letters JTLW
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General characteristics
Class & type: ocean liner
Tonnage: 16,063
(12,703 under deck and 9,014 net)
Length: 550 ft 3 in (167.7 m)
Beam: 67 ft 3 in (20.5 m)
Draught: 43 ft 0 in (13.1 m)
Decks: 2 steel decks, steel awning deck partly sheathed in wood and steel, shade deck sheathed in teak and 3rd steel deck in No. 1, 2 and 3 holds[1]
Deck clearance: Electric light
Installed power: One low pressure turbine operating at 215 psi, and six double ended boilers, 36 corrugated furnaces[1]
Propulsion: Triple expansion engines with 8 cylinders[1]

SS Calgaric was an ocean liner built in 1918 by Harland and Wolff in Belfast for the Pacific Steam Navigation Company as the Orca. In 1927, she was sold to the White Star Line and renamed Calgaric.[1] She remained in service until 1934.[2]

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Official number and code letters[edit | edit source]

Official numbers were a forerunner to IMO ship identification numbers.

Calgaric had the UK official number 140579 and used the code letters JTLW.[2]

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