Built by John Elder & Company, Glasgow, Scotland, 1884. 8,127 gross tons; 520 (bp) feet long; 57 feet wide. Compound engine, single screw. Service speed 19 knots. 1,510 passengers (550 first class, 160 second class, 800 third class).Two funnels and three masts rigged for sails. Four decks.
Built for Cunard Line, British flag, in 1884 and named Etruria. Liverpool-New York service. Captured trans-Atlantic Blue Ribbon for speed in 1885